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1. General information
ECTS credits:
Academic year:
12  13 
First quarter
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Second language:
Use of additional languages:
English Friendly:
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Lecturer: ANA MARIA ESCRIBANO LOPEZ - Group(s): 12 
Phone number
Office hours
Ftad. CC.EE. y Emp./Despacho:3.19
El horario de tutorías se anunciará en el espacio virtual de la asignatura.

Lecturer: MARÍA ISABEL MARTÍNEZ MARÍN - Group(s): 13 
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2. Pre-Requisites

Basic knowledge about mathematical and financial concepts, such as calculus and numerical series, progressions, logarithms, derivation and basic integration, interest rates and financial transactions, among others.

3. Justification in the curriculum, relation to other subjects and to the profession

Objective of the course

The purpose of this compulsory subject is to provide basic knowledge regarding the three classical problems of corporate finance: investment decisions, optimal financing company and the dividend policy. In this subject we address the issue of which projects to accept and how to finance them. This topic requires to examine associated issues of corporate finance and an understanding of the financial markets. We describe the fixed income financing instruments available to the firm and how they are priced. The financial leverage, the project evaluation under uncertainty, the uses of capital and financial structure are also taken up in detail. These concepts allow students to make decisions as financial managers of a company.

Relationship with other subjects

This subject is related with many others, because of concepts such as interest rate, financial transactions, loans and valuation of financial assets (directly interrelated with Economic Policy, Basic Accounting, Principles of Economics, Mathematics, Statistics, Introduction to Econometrics, Economic History, Financial System, etc.).

Relevance for the professional career

The subject of "Financial Management" is an essential part of the background in a degree in Business Management and Administration as well as the professional career, both in private enterprise, a financial institution or a public entity. The role of this subject is essential because of the relevance of the financial aspects.

4. Degree competences achieved in this course
Course competences
Code Description
E01 Develop the ability to manage and run a company or organization, understand their competitive and institutional position, and identify their strengths and weaknesses.
E03 Develop and enhance the ability to establish the planning and organization of any task in a company with the ultimate goal of helping make business decisions.
E06 Develop and enhance the ability for general management, technical management and the management of research, development and innovation projects in any company or organization.
E08 Ability to produce financial information, relevant to the decision-making process.
E09 Ability to carry out a financial evaluation of the different assets of a company at different points in time and at different levels of risk.
E13 Ability to make logical representative models of the business reality
G01 Possession of the skills needed for continuous, self-led, independent learning, which will allow students to develop the learning abilities needed to undertake further study with a high degree of independence.
G02 Ability to understand the ethical responsibility and the code of ethics of professionals working in the field of economics. To know and apply the legislation and recognition of human rights and questions of gender equality.
G03 Develop oral and written communication skills in order to prepare reports, research projects and business projects and defend them before any commission or group of professionals (specialised or non-specialised) in more than one language, by collecting relevant evidence and interpreting it appropriately so as to reach conclusions.
G04 Ability to use and develop information and communication technologies and to apply them to the corresponding business department by using specific programmes for these business areas.
G05 Capacity for teamwork, to lead, direct, plan and supervise multidisciplinary and multicultural teams in both national and international environments so as to create synergies which benefit organisations.
5. Objectives or Learning Outcomes
Course learning outcomes
Apply the theories and approaches of economic analysis to explain the behavior of economic agents.
Assume social and ethical responsibilities in business decision-making.
Search for information in order to analyze it, interpret is meaning, synthesize it and communicate it to others.
Know the exchange of economic resources over time between individuals, companies and financial institutions, which involves the analysis of investment decisions and financing in the company, the theory of portfolios, the valuation of assets and the functioning of the financial markets.
Listen, negotiate, convince and defend arguments both in oral and writing ways.
Additional outcomes
Not established.
6. Units / Contents
  • Unit 1: Introduction
  • Unit 2: Valutaion of fixed-income securities and term structure of interest rates
  • Unit 3: Financial leverage
  • Unit 4: The selection criteria for investments under uncertainty
  • Unit 5: Optimal capital structure theory
  • Unit 6: Dividend policy
  • Unit 7: Business restructuring
7. Activities, Units/Modules and Methodology
Training Activity Methodology Related Competences ECTS Hours As Com R Description *
Class Attendance (theory) [ON-SITE] Combination of methods E01 E05 E06 E08 E09 E13 1.33 33.25 N N N
Class Attendance (practical) [ON-SITE] Problem solving and exercises E03 E06 E08 E09 G02 G03 G04 0.67 16.75 Y N N
Problem solving and/or case studies [ON-SITE] Self-study G01 0.3 7.5 Y N Y
Final test [ON-SITE] Assessment tests E03 E06 E08 E09 G01 G02 G03 G04 G05 0.1 2.5 Y Y Y
Study and Exam Preparation [OFF-SITE] Self-study E03 E06 E08 E09 G01 G02 G03 G04 G05 2 50 N N N
Other off-site activity [OFF-SITE] Self-study E03 E06 E08 E09 G02 G03 G04 1.6 40 N N N
Total: 6 150
Total credits of in-class work: 2.4 Total class time hours: 60
Total credits of out of class work: 3.6 Total hours of out of class work: 90

As: Assessable training activity
Com: Training activity of compulsory overcoming
R: Rescheduling training activity

8. Evaluation criteria and Grading System
  Grading System  
Evaluation System Face-to-Face Self-Study Student Description
Other methods of assessment 30.00% 0.00% Problem solving activities
Final test 70.00% 0.00% Combination of theoretical and practical questions
Total: 100.00% 0.00%  

Evaluation criteria for the final exam:
Global assessment will be calculated by applying the corresponding percentages on each partial assessment as long as the mark on the final exam is at least 5.
Specifications for the resit/retake exam:
Partial assessments corresponding to problem solving activities hold but the student has the chance to retake some of those activities.
Specifications for the second resit / retake exam:
Partial assessments corresponding to problem solving activities hold.
9. Assignments, course calendar and important dates
Not related to the syllabus/contents
Hours hours
Class Attendance (theory) [PRESENCIAL][Combination of methods] 33.25
Class Attendance (practical) [PRESENCIAL][Problem solving and exercises] 16.75
Problem solving and/or case studies [PRESENCIAL][Self-study] 7.5
Final test [PRESENCIAL][Assessment tests] 2.5
Study and Exam Preparation [AUTÓNOMA][Self-study] 50
Other off-site activity [AUTÓNOMA][Self-study] 40

Unit 1 (de 7): Introduction
Group 12:
Initial date: 09-09-2019 End date: 20-12-2019
Group 13:
Initial date: 09-09-2019 End date: 20-12-2019

Global activity
Activities hours
10. Bibliography and Sources
Author(s) Title Book/Journal Citv Publishing house ISBN Year Description Link Catálogo biblioteca
Block, Stanley B. Fundamentos de administración financiera McGraw-Hill 978-607-15-0927-7 2013 Ficha de la biblioteca
Brealey, Richard Principles of corporate finance McGraw-Hill 0-07-115144-3 2003 Ficha de la biblioteca
Brealey, Richard A. Fundamentals of corporate finance / McGraw-Hill/Irwin, 978-0-07-786162-9 2015 Ficha de la biblioteca
Brealey, Richard A. Fundamentos de finanzas corporativas Mac Graw Hill 978-84-481-5661-9 2010 Ficha de la biblioteca
Brealey, Richard A. Principios de finanzas corporativas McGraw Hill 978-970-10-7283-7 2010 Ficha de la biblioteca
Copeland, Thomas E. Financial theory and corporate policy Addison-Wesley Pub. Group 978-0-321-22353-1 2004 Ficha de la biblioteca
Grinblatt, Mark Mercados financieros y estrategia empresarial Mcgraw-Hill Interamericana 84-481-3816-3 2003 Ficha de la biblioteca
Martín Fernández, Miguel Casos prácticos de dirección financiera Pirámide 978-84-368-2072-0 2006 Ficha de la biblioteca
Navarro Arribas, Eliseo Matemáticas de las operaciones financieras Pirámide 978-84-368-4050-6 2019  
Navarro Arribas, Eliseo Fundamentos de matemáticas financieras Antoni Bosch 84-95348-01-2 2001 Ficha de la biblioteca
Pisón Fernández., Irene Dirección y gestión financiera de la empresa Pirámide 84-368-1548-3 2001 Ficha de la biblioteca
Ross, Stephen A. Finanzas corporativas McGraw-Hill 970-10-4654-4 2005 Ficha de la biblioteca
Ross, Stephen A. Fundamentals of corporate finance / McGraw-Hill Education, 978-0-07-786170-4 2016 Ficha de la biblioteca
Ross, Stephen A. Fundamentos de finanzas corporativas McGraw-Hill 970-10-2842-2 2001 Ficha de la biblioteca
Suárez Suárez, Andrés-Santiago Decisiones óptimas de inversión y financiación en la empresa Pirámide 978-84-368-1899-4 2008 Ficha de la biblioteca
Van Horne, James C. Fundamentos de Administración Financiera Prentice Hall 970-26-0238-6 2002 Ficha de la biblioteca
WESTON, J. Fred Fundamentos de administración financiera McGraw-Hill 970-10-351-9 1994 Ficha de la biblioteca

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