Applied Financial Management

FIN13 Applied Financial Management

Spring 2019

Autumn 2019
  • Topics

    The course focuses on selected topics in applied financial management. Specifically, it is built around the following topics

    (1) Corporate Finance

    (2) Portfolio Models

    (3) Valuation of Options

  • Learning outcome

    The goal of this course is to teach students how to apply basic tools in financial management. Upon successful completion of the course, students shall have:



    • understand and interpret financial statements
    • understand how to value projects
    • understand how to estimate the cost of capital
    • understand how to value options



    • implement the above knowledge for solving practical problems in Excel



    • Use the ideas and techniques of financial management to deal with applied real-world problems.

  • Teaching

    9 - 10 Lecturers


    9 - 10 Data Project Meetings


    9 Homework Assignments in MyFinanceLab

  • Recommended prerequisites

    There are no formal prerequisites for the course but students are expected to be familiar with basic finance concepts

  • Requirements for course approval


  • Assessment

    Class performance: 10% of the Final Grade

    Homework Assignments: 30% of Final Grade

    Eight hour individual home exam, between 09:00 and 17:00 on the exam day: 60% of Final Grade

  • Grading Scale


  • Computer tools

    Computers are essential - please, bring your own laptops. You will be expected to actively work on spreadsheets during our regular "lectures".

  • Literature

    Berk J. and DeMarzo P., "Corporate Finance" (2014), Pearson Global Edition, 4th edition.

    Access to the online-tool MyFinanceLab, which accompanies the texbook. For students who do not wish to buy a NEW course book (Berk and DeMarzo), a separate license to MyFinanceLab can be purchased directly online (details provided by the lecturer prior to start of the course).


ECTS Credits
Teaching language

Autumn. Offered autumn 2019.

PLEASE NOTE: The course description for FIN13 is under revision and some changes should be expected.

Course responsible

Michael Kisser, PhD

Associate Professor

Department of Finance