Applied Financial Management
level of course unit
2. Study cycle, Master
Learning outcomes of course unit
The students are able to:
• develop and apply financial knowledge, in particular with regard to financing and investment decisions, analysis of key figures and liquidity management.
- compare companies based on annual financial statements from the point of view of profitability.
• analyze practical cases.
prerequisites and co-requisites
Course: Corporate Finance
• Practical cases are analyzed as a main focus of this course, generally based on Harvard business cases. The focus is mainly on corporate financing and investment decisions as well as liquidity management.
• The aim is to compare companies based on annual financial statements, including an analysis of key figures, from the point of view of profitability and to advise them on strategic financing and investment decisions.
recommended or required reading
• Harrison, Walter T.; Horngren, Charles T.; Thomas, C. William & Tietz, Wendy M.: Financial Accounting. Pearson (latest international edition)
• Berk, Jonathan; DeMarzo, Peter: Corporate Finance. Pearson (latest edition)
• Harvard Business Cases (e.g. Anandam Manufacturing Company (HBS W16204-PDF-ENG), Generating Higher Value at IBM (HBS 215058-PDF-ENG), Amazon: The Brink of Bankruptcy (HBS 809014-PDF-ENG)
• Company statements from DAX and S&P 500 Indices
assessment methods and criteria
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number of ECTS credits allocated
eLearning quota in percent
planned learning activities and teaching methods
semester/trimester when the course unit is delivered
name of lecturer(s)
Prof. (FH) Dr. Peter Dietrich
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