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

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Course code: RRPNF
Course title in language of instruction: Podnikové finance
Course title in Czech: Business Finance
Course title in English: Business Finance
Mode of completion and number of credits: Exam (6 credits)
(1 ECTS credit = 28 hours of workload)
Mode of delivery/Timetabled classes: full-time, 2/2 (hours of lectures per week / hours of seminars per week)
Language of instruction: Czech
Level of course: bachelor
Semester: WS 2014/2015
Name of lecturer: doc. Ing. Gabriela Chmelíková, Ph.D. (examiner, instructor, lecturer, supervisor)
prof. Ing. Iva Živělová, CSc. (lecturer)
Prerequisites: (Business Economics or Business Economics in English)
Aims of the course:
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 contents:
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

Learning outcomes and competences:
Generic competences:
-Ability to analyse and synthesize
-Ability to apply knowledge
-Ability to solve problems
-Basic computing skills
-Capacity to adapt to new situations
-Skilled at utilizing and processing information

Specific competences:
-Ability to apply various methodical principles in financial management
-Ability to make an analysis and audit of financial plans

Type of course unit: required
Year of study: Not applicable - the subject could be chosen at anytime during the course of the programme.
Work placement: There is no compulsory work placement in the course unit.
Recommended study modules: -
Learning activities and study load (hours of study load):
Type of teaching methodDaily attendance
Direct teaching
     lecture28 h
     practice28 h
     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
Assessment methods:
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.
Recommended reading:
TypeAuthorTitlePublished inPublisherYearISBN
RQŽIVĚLOVÁ, I.Podnikové financeBrnoMendelova zemědělská a lesnická univerzita v Brně2007978-80-7375-035-0
RQJINDŘICHOVSKÁ, I. -- BLAHA, Z S.Podnikové financePrahaManagement Press200180-7261-025-2
RQKISLINGEROVÁ, E. et al.Manažerské financePrahaC.H. Beck200480-7179-802-9
RQFINNERTY, J. -- STOWE, J. -- EMERY, D.Corporate financial managementUpper Saddle River Pearson/Prentice Hall20040-13-083226-X
REValach, J., Finanční řízení podniku, Praha:Ekopress,1999


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