Course syllabus RRPNF - Business Finance (FRDIS - WS 2014/2015)


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Course title: Business Finance
Semester: WS 2014/2015
Course supervisor: doc. Ing. Gabriela Chmelíková, Ph.D.
Supervising department: Department of Regional and Business Economics (FRDIS)
Time allowance: full-time, 2/2 (hours of lectures per week / hours of seminars per week)
Prerequisites for registration: (Business Economics or Business Economics in English)
Type of study: usual, consulting
Form of teaching: lecture, seminar
Mode of completion and credits: Exam (6 credits)
 
Course objective:
Aim of the course: The aim of the course is to introduce students to the basic problems of decision making in the field of business finance. The students will study the different analytical methods used in assessing the financial situation of a firm and how to prepare the business financial plan. They will also learn the instruments used in monitoring intradepartmental financial flow of a firm.
 
Course content:
1.Business finance and the financial aim of a firm (allowance 4/0)
 
a.Financial aim of a firm
b.Financial policies of a firm

2.Basic principles of financial decision (allowance 2/2)
 
a.Process of financial decision
b.Basic types or forms of financial decision
c.Factors influencing financial decision

3.Financial analysis of a firm (allowance 10/12)
 
a.Aim of financial analysis
b.Source of information for financial analysis
c.Basic methods used in financial analysis
d.Analysis related to the development of the financial situation of a firm

4.Financial planning of a firm (allowance 8/10)
 
a.The role of financial planning
b.Methods used in constructing the financial plan
c.Short-term and long-term financial plan
d.Financial budgets

5.Intradepartmental financial flow (allowance 4/4)
 
a.Importance and methods used in monitoring intradepartmental financial flow
b.Types of instruments used in coordinating intradepartmental financial flow
c.Importance of controlling in coordinating intradepartmental financial flow

 
Teaching methods and workload (hours of workload):
Type of teaching methodDaily attendance
Direct teaching
     lecture28 h
     practice28 h
Self-study
     preparation for exam50 h
     preparation for regular testing20 h
     preparation of presentation12 h
     elaboration of reports10 h
     elaboration and execution of projects20 h
Total168 h
 
Key words:
none
 
Course completion:
End of course: The course ends with a written exam. Students are assessed and evaluated throughout the course. With the present evaluation system the student must submit and make a power presentation of his/her project work in the seminar, actively participate in the seminar work and pass all pre-evaluation tests in the seminars. Marks will be awarded for these activities and it will form part of the overall assessment of the student. The final evaluation of the student will be the combination of the results of the final exams and the results from the seminar work.
 
Course methods: Method of teaching: Lectures and seminar. Total number of hours is 56, lectures 28 hours and 28 hours for seminar work
 
Reading list:
Basic:
ŽIVĚLOVÁ, I. Podnikové finance. 1st ed. Brno: Mendelova zemědělská a lesnická univerzita v Brně, 2007. 111 p. ISBN 978-80-7375-035-0.
JINDŘICHOVSKÁ, I. -- BLAHA, Z S. Podnikové finance. 1st ed. Praha: Management Press, 2001. 316 p. ISBN 80-7261-025-2.
KISLINGEROVÁ, E. et al. Manažerské finance. 1st ed. Praha: C.H. Beck, 2004. 714 p. ISBN 80-7179-802-9.
FINNERTY, J. -- STOWE, J. -- EMERY, D. Corporate financial management. Upper Saddle River : Pearson/Prentice Hall, 2004. 899 p. ISBN 0-13-083226-X.

Recommended:
Valach, J., Finanční řízení podniku, Praha:Ekopress,1999

Study plans:
Track P Business full-time form, initial academic year WS 2012/2013
 
Run in the period of: WS 2019/2020, SS 2018/2019, WS 2018/2019, SS 2017/2018, WS 2017/2018, SS 2016/2017   (and older)
Course tutor: doc. Ing. Gabriela Chmelíková, Ph.D. (examiner, instructor, lecturer, supervisor)
prof. Ing. Iva Živělová, CSc. (lecturer)
Teaching language: Czech
Town: Brno


Last modification made by Bc. Vít Karber on 01/06/2015.

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