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Class Financial Management of a Business

  • Presentation

    Presentation

    The Financial Management of a company is of fundamental importance in the Cycle of Studies in Accounting, Taxation and Auditing. If, on the one hand, there are several courses that teach accounting records, formal and informal, the management of a company requires the dynamic assessment of the general state of its finances.

  • Code

    Code

    ULHT172-3517
  • Syllabus

    Syllabus

    S1. Introduction to corporate finance

    S2. Valuing bonds and common stocks

    S3. Risk, return, and cost of capital

    S4. Capital structure and payout policy

    S5. Valuing businesses and companies

    S6. Mergers and acquisitions

  • Objectives

    Objectives

    Learning outcomes (LO) - At the end of this unit, the students will be able to:
    LO1 - Define the main concepts and scope of corporate finance

    LO2 - Evaluate bonds and common stocks

    LO3 - Understand the concepts of risk, return, and cost of capital; Explain the portfolio theory and the Capital Asset Pricing Model; Compute the WACC (Weighted-Average
    Cost of Capital)

    LO4 - Explain the main theories of capital structure (Modigliani & Miller, trade-off, and pecking order); Understand the effects of corporate taxes, financial distress, and agency costs; Identify the main aspects and implications of payout policy 

    LO5 - Prepare the elements and apply suitable techniques for valuing businesses and companies.

    LO6 - Understand the motives for mergers; Estimate merger gains and costs

  • Teaching methodologies and assessment

    Teaching methodologies and assessment

    The following teaching methodologies (TM) will be used:
    TM1 - Expositional: presentation of the concepts and techniques related to the syllabus contents
    TM2 - Participative: analysis and resolution of cases
    TM3 - Self-study: utonomous work by the student

  • References

    References

    Brealey, R., Myers, S., Allen, F, & Edmans, A. (2023). Principles of Corporate Finance 14e, MCGraw Hill. ISBN 978-1265074159

    Brealey, R., Myers, S., & Allen, F. (2018). Princípios de Finanças Corporativas, MCGraw Hill. ISBN 978-8580556100. Tradução (Português do Brasil) de BREALEY, R., Myers, S., Allen, F. (2016). Principles of Corporate Finance 12e, MCGraw Hill.

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