Learning outcomes of the course unit
Knowledge and understanding
At the end of the course, the student will have acquired the basic knowledge relating to: asset management, business financial requirement, forecasting and financial growth, management of bank loans.
Applying knowledge and understanding
The student will be able to independently plan the appropriate financial structure and growth plan, defining the most appropriate management policies in the application context hypothesized.
The student will be able to assess the impact of strategic and operational financial decisions on the performance of the company.
At the end of the course, the student will be able to communicate and explain the main contents of the course.
Students who have attended the course will be able to deepen their knowledge in the field of finance, through the autonomous consultation of specialized texts, journals or dissemination, even outside of the topics covered in class.
There are no compulsory prerequisites.
Course contents summary
The course analyzes the main financial concepts related to the business reality.
• Analysis of financial movements;
• Growth of the company and financial requirements;
• Financial Forecast;
• Management of bank loans;
• Economic Value Added (EVA)
• "L'equilibrio finanziario", Pavarani and Tagliavini, McGraw-Hill, 2006, chapt.6-7.
• "Pianificazione finanziaria", Pavarani and Tagliavini, McGraw-Hill, 2006, chapt.5,7,8,11.
• Online material.
The theoretical topics of the course are explained by means of lectures. Moreover, business cases are discussed as examples of the main theoretical arguments of the course. Finally, seminars with the intervention of companies representatives are organized during the course.
Assessment methods and criteria
The exam consists of a written test and an oral one.