Checking date: 10/07/2020

Course: 2020/2021

Financial Economics
Study: Master in Business Administration (MBA) (301)

Coordinating teacher: TOLDRA SIMATS, ANNA

Department assigned to the subject: Department of Business Administration

Type: Compulsory
ECTS Credits: 2.0 ECTS


Students are expected to have completed
Competences and skills that will be acquired and learning results.
The main objective of this course is to develop the main tools in order to analyse investment decisions within a corporation, and to acquire the basic knowledge about financial markets and asset valuation. After this course you should be able to: Objective 1: Define and understand the importance of efficient markets and its implications Objective 2: Learn the main principles of portfolio theory Objective 3: Understand the factors the determine the behaviour of asset prices¿ and the major valuation models, its advantages and disadvantages
Description of contents: programme
Class 1: Introduction to Finance and the Financial Markets (B&M: 1, 2, 3.1 to 3.4) and Efficient Capital Markets and Asset Prices' behaviour (B&M 13) Class 2: Mean Variance Analysis (B&M 7) Class 3: Portfolio Theory (B&M 8) Class 4: Asset Valuation: Capital Asset Pricing Model (B&M 8) and Arbitrage Pricing Theory (B&M 9) Class 5: Introduction to Options (B&M 20)
Learning activities and methodology
The learning activities will consist on lectures where the teacher will develop the main contents of the course, and also practice classes where the students will be asked to participate in the debates about the material and the resolution of the exercises and cases. Professor: Anna Toldrà-Simats. Tutorials will be on an appointment basis.
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 60
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 40
Basic Bibliography
  • Brealey Myers. Principles of Corporate Finance. Mc Graw Hill. 2010
Recursos electrónicosElectronic Resources *
Additional Bibliography
  • M. Grinblatt S. Titman. Financial Markets and Corporate Strategy. McGrawHill. 2001
Recursos electrónicosElectronic Resources *
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The course syllabus and the academic weekly planning may change due academic events or other reasons.