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Corporate Financial Management

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Code Completion Credits Range Language
G63E1301 Z,ZK 6 2P+2C English
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Institute of Economic Studies

Analysis of financial techniques of corporations and firms when facing the financial markets.

The portfolio analysis and the implications for the Corporative Management

Modelling the parameters and alternatives for valuating the company.

Applied tools for understanding the credit operations on the market. Elaboration of amortization tables.

The course is organized 2 lectures (mean 90 minutes) weekly, 2 seminars (90 minutes) weekly. 6 credits. Z – zápočet, ZK zkouška (preliminary test and exam). This is composed by a theoretical instruction and a practical development. Heavily supported by Excel functions and formulas.


BSc-level courses in Mathematics, Statistics, Microeconomics, Informatics. Excel skills are appreciated.

Syllabus of lectures:

• Introduction. Generalities and Context. The money as an asset amid other assets: Keynes and Hicks.

• The yield curve, different shapes, and interpretation.

Building the interest rate curve and the dynamics of the interest rate curve.

The term structure of Interest rates.

Matrix solution of equation systems for figuring out the term structure of interest rate.

• The Time Value of Money and its Applications.

Present and Future Values. The opportunity cost of capital.

Some exercises on financial math.

Annuity and amortization table.

The Internal Rate of Return.

* Valuing Bonds

• The theory of efficient markets.

Efficient market topics:

Arbitrage and additivity.

The pure theory of expectation and arbitrage.

• Statistical background: The risk return model and the

application of means, variances, covariances and correlation coefficient.

• The Concept of Risk and Return.

Portfolio Management theory. Harry Markowitz and the Birth of Portfolio Theory.

The Relationship between Risk and Return.

The variance-covariance matrix and the structure of portfolio risk

• Diversification strategy. The Envelope portfolios and the Efficient Frontier.

The CAPM Model and the individual risk. Porfolios and Beta. The role of individual Beta as indicator of the idyosindratic risk of the company.

* Portfolio Theory and the Capital Asset Pricing Model

How to estimate the individual Beta for the company.

How to estimate the individual risk premium vs the individual Beta

• WACC. The Weighted Average Cost of Capital. Modigliani and Miller Model.

How to estimate the cost of equity.

What is the interaction between cost of equity and the cost of debt?

• The short positions and their implications for the envelope portfolios

• Assesment of Portfolios and own Views. The Black Litterman Model.

The inverse enginieering process: from the Benchmark proportions to expected returns.

• Risk management, sorts of risk management.

• Corporative Debt Policy. Credit Risk and the Value of Corporate Debt. Credit Risk and the Value of Corporate Debt Derivatives and hedging risk.

• Patterns of Corporate Financing.

Common Stock and Debt.

Credit Risk and the Value of Corporate Debt.

• Financing and Valuation.

Syllabus of tutorials:

Weekly practical exercises will be assigned for solving at home.

Exercises will be the basis for stating the questionnaires for the Exam.


. Z – zápočet, ZK zkouška (preliminary test and exam)

In compliance with the Czech system of grading, the grades will be arranged in two moments: the preliminary test and the exam.

-Preliminary test (10%): will be carried out through a one-question test. Eventually, some students having sent previous homework will be exempted from the preliminary test. (willing homework will be valid as a preliminary test.

-Exam (90%): The final exam will span the entire content of the subject and will be stated in terms of excel practical exercises supplemented with theoretical interpretation. Exam A B C D E (F failed)

Study Objective:

The content wanders the overview of traditional Portfolio Theory, and the recent updates based on the criticism to shorts positions portfolios and the traditional assumptions.

The course provides students with a comprehensive knowledge-base of corporate financial management. It focuses particularly on the skills, essential for substantiated decision-making in a corporate environment.

Significantly, the course will ensure the standardization of elementary proficiencies for students with different backgrounds and develop business English skills and technical vocabulary.

The approach of the course will follow the internal corporative and microeconomic performance of the firm, with a blatant slat towards the market and the financial context.

In analyzing the risk, the usual measure of this spread is the standard deviation or variance. The risk of any stock can be broken down into two parts.

There is the specific or diversifiable risk that is peculiar to that stock, and there is the market risk that is associated

with marketwide variations. Investors can eliminate specific risks by holding a well-diversified portfolio, but

they cannot eliminate market risk.

The finance field touts econometric techniques for gauging the measurement of the individual Beta, a parameter indicating the risk conveyed by each asset.

Study materials:

Brealey , Richard, Myers Stewart, Allen Franklin & Edmans Alex (2022). Principles of Corporate Finance. McGraw-Hill . 14th Edition

Ross ,Stephen, Westerfield , Randolph, & Jordan Bradford (2022). Essentials of Corporate Finance. McGraw Hill

Brealey, Richard, Myers Stewart & Marcus Alan Marcus (2022). Fundamentals of Corporate Finance. McGraw-Hill.

Poncet, Patrice, Portait, Roland (2022). Capital Market Finance: An Introduction to Primitive Assets, Derivatives, Portfolio Management and Risk. Springer Textbook.

Benninga Simon and Mofkadi Tal (2022). Financial Modeling, fifth edition Edition. MIT Press.

Ross ,Stephen, Westerfield , Randolph, Jeffrey F. Jaffe (Author), Bradford D. Jordan (2021). Corporate Finance. McGraw-Hill Publication

Harvey Campbell, Rattray Sandy, & Van Hemert Otto (2021). ‎ Wiley; 1st edition

Lukomnik Jon & Hawley James (2021) Moving Beyond Modern Portfolio Theory. Routledge; 1st edition

Shuangzhe Liu & Milind Sathye (2021). Financial Statistics and Data Analytics. MDPI. Basel.

Isichenko Michael (2021) Quantitative Portfolio Management: The Art and Science of Statistical Arbitrage. Wiley; 1er edition

Todd E. Petzel (2021) ‎ Modern Portfolio Management: Moving Beyond Modern Portfolio Theory. Wiley; 1st edition

Bastick Liam (2020) Introduction To Financial Modelling. Holy Macro Books.

Stein Fairhurst Danielle (2019). Using Excel for Business and Financial Modelling: A Practical Guide 3rd Edición

Brown Stephen & Gruber Martin (2017). Modern Portfolio Theory and Investment Analysis. John Wiley & Sons; 9th edition.

Braimarte, Paolo. (2018). Introduction to Financial Markets - A Quantitative Approach. Wiley. John Wiley & Sons Inc.

Further information:
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