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wir390 - Financial Management (Complete module description)
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Module label Financial Management
Module code wir390
Credit points 6.0 KP
Workload 180 h
Institute directory Department of Business Administration, Economics and Law (Business Administration and Business Education)
Applicability of the module
  • Bachelor's Programme Business Administration and Law (Bachelor) > Aufbaubereich Wirtschaftswissenschaften
  • Bachelor's Programme Economics and Business Administration (Bachelor) > Studienrichtung Betriebswirtschaftslehre
  • Bachelor's Programme Sustainability Economics (Bachelor) > Wahlpflichtbereich
  • Master of Education Programme (Vocational and Business Education) Economics and Business Administration (Master of Education) > Mastermodule
Responsible persons
Prokop, Jörg (Module responsibility)
Lehrenden, Die im Modul (Authorized examiners)
Skills to be acquired in this module

• are able to determine a firm’s cost of capital using both single factor and multi factor models
• understand how, and under which conditions, capital structure decisions influence firm value,
• are able to assess how a firm’s dividend policy affects firm value,
• analyze characteristics, advantages, and disadvantages of typical modes of long-term financing,
• understand both the mechanics and the limits of financial models frequently used in decision making.
Module contents
1 Introduction / Recap: Security Valuation
2 Investment Decisions Under Uncertainty
3 Capital Structure Decisions & Dividend Policy
4 Long-Term Financing
Reader's advisory
Main textbook:
Hillier, Ross, Westerfield, Jaffe & Jordan, Corporate Finance, current edition, McGraw-Hill.
Alternative and supplementary readings:
Berk & DeMarzo, Corporate Finance, current edition, Boston (Mass.).
Brealey, Myers & Allen, Principles of Corporate Finance, current edition, Boston (Mass.).
Language of instruction English
Duration (semesters) 1 Semester
Module frequency jährlich
Module capacity unlimited
Modullevel / module level ---
Modulart / typ of module je nach Studiengang Pflicht oder Wahlpflicht
Lehr-/Lernform / Teaching/Learning method Vorlesung und Übung
oder Vorlesung und Seminar
Vorkenntnisse / Previous knowledge This is an intermediate course in finance. If you wish to make the most of it, you should already know how (and why) to determine net present values, and you should be familiar with the terms debt, equity, expected return, standard deviation, correlation coefficient, and with the structure of the balance sheet. If all this is completely new to you, I recommend attending the modules
“mat990 Mathematik für Ökonomen”
“wir150 Statistik I”
“wir082 Corporate Finance”
before registering for this course.
Course type Comment SWS Frequency Workload of compulsory attendance
2 28
2 28
Total time of attendance for the module 56 h
Examination Time of examination Type of examination
Final exam of module
Typically at least one mid-term short exam and one final short exam within three weeks after the last lecture
Portfolio, consisting of at least two short written examinations (schriftlicher Kurztest) lasting about 30-45 min each