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International Accounting & Finance (E)

level of course unit

Bachelor

Learning outcomes of course unit

English version will be available soon

prerequisites and co-requisites

English version will be available soon

course contents

Teil A: International Accounting
• Basic definitions and introduction into IFRS
• Differences and similarities of IFRS compared to UGB/HGB
• Statement of financial positions, statement of comprehensive income, statement of cash flows & statement of changes in equity
• Reading and interpreting an IFRS financial statement

Teil B: International Finance
• Theory of cost of capital (WACC conecpt, tax shield, cost of equity & cost of debt)
• CAPM, WACC & enterprise value
• Equity vs. debt
• Short- and long-term financial instruments (revolving credit facility (RCF), overdraft, trade credit, factoring, long-term credit, leasing)
• Financing costs (interest rate, interest rate structure, roll-over-period, commitment fee etc.)
• Credit risk process (information asymmetry, adverse selection, moral hazard, creditworthiness, trustworthiness, rating)
• Portfolio theory (risk & return, covariance & correlation, risk-return-diagram, calculation of optimal portfolio)

recommended or required reading

Bekaert, G., & Hodrick, R. (2018). International financial management. Cambridge, UK: Cambride University Press.
Buchholz, R. (2018). Internationale Rechnungslegung: Die wesentlichen Vorschriften nach IFRS und HGB – mit Aufgaben und Lösungen. Berlin: Erich Schmidt Verlag.
Coenenberg, A. G., Haller, A., Schultze, W. (2018). Jahresabschluss und Jahresabschlussanalyse: Betriebswirtschaftliche, handelsrechtliche, steuerrechtliche und internationale Grundlagen – HGB, IAS/IFRS, US-GAAP, DRS. Stuttgart: Schaeffer-Poeschel.
Doupnik, T., Finn, M., Gotti, G., & Perera, H. (2015). International accounting. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill.
Eun, C., & Resnick, B. G. (2018). International financial management. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill.
Heno, R. (2018). Jahresbabschluss nach Handelsrecht, Steuerrecht und internationalen Standards (IFRS). Berlin-Heidelberg: Springer Verlag.

assessment methods and criteria

English version will be available soon

language of instruction

English

number of ECTS credits allocated

2

planned learning activities and teaching methods

English version will be available soon

semester/trimester when the course unit is delivered

4

name of lecturer(s)

Prof. (FH) Dr. Dr. Mario Situm

year of study

2

recommended optional program components

none

course unit code

FIN 4

type of course unit

integrated lecture

mode of delivery

Compulsory

work placement(s)

not applicable