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Course Title

Financial Analysis and Management Strategies

ECTS Credits


Teaching Language


Instructor(s), Affiliation

To be confirmed

Delivery Method




Independent Study Hours


Contact Hours






Pre-requisites or Other Academic Requirements

No prior subject knowledge is required to study this course, but students are expected to have a keen interest in the subject area.


Course Objectives

This course introduces the fundamental theoretical concepts underlying the modern economic analysis of financial markets and management strategies. From the financial analysis module, students will learn about the relevance of financing and investment for corporate policy and the role of financial markets; how to value investment projects and securities based on their cash flow streams; and how uncertainty affects all the aforementioned. While the course involves quantitative training, we put emphasis on economic intuition and thinking throughout the topics covered.

The module on management strategies provides students with a deep understanding of how firms develop and sustain a competitive edge. By engaging with real-world case studies, students will learn the key concepts and theories in the field and how they can be used to interpret and evaluate business situations. Paying special attention to the factors that explain why some firms perform better, students will understand the drivers of competitive advantage both in the short and long term.

The course equips students with a framework for analysing financial and business problems and can therefore be considered a prerequisite for any Masters-level financial and business courses.


Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, the student should

       • Conduct a financial analysis based on accounting documents

       • Identify the most appropriate valuation model depending on the company analysed

       • Recognise the limitations of analysis and valuation models and qualify results based on this

       • Explain the importance of ethical behaviour for financial analysts

       • explain the financial essentials that are core to business strategy

       • explain business finance principles and commonly used reports and tools

       • apply the knowledge and skills the students learn to cases

       • Communicate strategic business choices using language and concepts you can share to build buy-in

       • Prepare for the full spectrum of strategic challenges and opportunities that leaders face



This assignment is a presentation on a team project, 100% of the final grade.

Grading System

Letter Grading