Course: Financial Management

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Course title Financial Management
Course code UPEM/PFIR
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Lesson
Level of course Master
Year of study 1
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 3
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Honková Irena, Ing. Ph.D.
Course content
Required topics: Nature, genesis and purpose of financial management. Principles of financial management. The tasks of the financial manager and financial strategies. The value of the company. Capital structure and dividend policy. Financial planning and CF management. Efficiency and financial analysis. Leverage with an emphasis on financial leverage. Investment decisions and capital budgeting. Sustainable growth of company. Traditional and alternative methods of funding. Optional topics: Causal analysis. Comparative analysis. Working capital management. Sensitivity analysis. Bankruptcy and insolvency. Current trends in financial management.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic (reading, lecture, briefing), Dialogic (discussion, interview, brainstorming), Methods of individual activities, Skills training, Stimulating activities (simulation, games, drama)
  • unspecified - 10 hours per semester
  • unspecified - 15 hours per semester
  • unspecified - 39 hours per semester
  • unspecified - 10 hours per semester
  • unspecified - 16 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
The aim of the course is to acquaint the students with necessary theoretical knowledge on its basis students will be able to solve partial tasks in the sphere of financial management and will be well informed about management of company assets and liabilities.
Students will be able to solve partial problems of the company financial management both in the sphere of management of assets as well as in the sphere of assets coverage management in its contexture, furthermore, they will understand causes and consequences of particular processes and know how to select and apply adequate methods in order to solve selected issues of the company financial management and know how to defend these methods in a discussion.
The course assumes knowledge of financial accounting at the graduate level; basics of financial analysis and corporate finance at the undergraduate level.

Assessment methods and criteria
Oral examination, Written examination, Home assignment evaluation, Student performance assessment

The completion of the following conditions: assignement is based on written test (minimum 65 % of available mark); oral exam that takes into account results of the written test follows.
Recommended literature
  • BREALY R.A., MYERS S.C.:. Teorie a praxe firemních financí. Praha: Victoria Publishing, 1992. ISBN 8072261894.
  • DOUCHA R.:. Finanční analýza podniku. Praha: Vox, 1996. ISBN 8090211127.
  • FREIBERG F.:. Cash flow - řízení likvidity podniku. Praha: Management Press, 1996. ISBN 8085603527.
  • HIGGINS C. R.:. Analýza pro finanční management. Praha: Grada, 1997. ISBN 8071694045.
  • HRDÝ,M., STROUHAL,J.:. Finanční řízení. Praha: Wolters Kluwer, 2010. ISBN 978-80-7357-580-9.
  • KISLINGEROVÁ, E. Manažerské finance. Praha: C.H.Beck, 2007.
  • Kraftová, Ivana. Prosperující podnik v regionálním kontextu. Praha: Wolters Kluwer Česká republika, 2013. ISBN 978-80-7357-989-0.

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