FN43 Financial and Risk Management

Module Name: 
Financial and Risk Management
Module Code: 
FN43
Year: 
3
Phase: 
2
Block: 
6
Teacher : 
Jan Willem van der Linden
Email address : 
s00135@mail.wittenborg.eu
Prerequisite: 
Phase 1 related modules (FN) or equivalent
Introduction: 
The course is designed to equip the students with information and knowledge of sophisticated financial systems in modern companies and basic concepts of modeling, measuring and managing financial risks.
Goals: 
  • Identify and discuss possible objectives and the role of the finance function for a business.
  • Understand and produce complex financial information within a company
  • Explain the agency problem faced by owners of a business and discuss how this problem may be either prevented or minimised.
  • Understand the link between financial reports and financial predictions within an organization
  • Able to analyse, present and use financial data in decision making and influencing situations
  • Evaluate different capital structure options available to a business.
  • Identify the likely winners and losers from takeover activity.
  • Outline the tactics that may be used to defend against a hostile bid.
Content: 

Introduction to financial management
Making capital investment decisions
The cost of capital and the capital structure decision
Developing a Dividend policy
Measuring and Managing Shareholder value
Mergers, takeovers and the valuation of shares
Fundamentals of risk management
Additional topics in risk management

Instruction / Study Load : 

24  Lesson hours
8  Preparation Lesson hours
20 Assignments / Homework hours
20 Exam and exam preparation hours
68 Self Study / Literature ( Depending on the length and difficulty of the book ) hours

The course uses 746 pages from the book(s) and journal articles where

  • 476 pages easy reading and understanding material – 46 hours

Criteria:

  • Difficult reading and understanding material – 3 pages per hour
  • Average reading and understanding material – 5 pages per hour
  • Easy reading and understanding  material – 7 pages per hour

Total 140 Hours

IBA Final Qualification Mapping: 
Mapped with numbers 1,13, 16 and 18 See the EEG for further reference.
Teaching Language: 
English
Teaching Methods: 
  • Classroom lecturing
  • Case study discussions
  • Feedback and presentation sessions
  • Interviews and debates
  • Video and film
  • Discussion sessions
  • Research Papers
  • Coaching and tutoring
Module / Lecture and seminar status: 
Compulsory
Testing and assessment: 
Written Examination (1) See the EEG for further reference.
European Credits: 
5
Required literature: 
  • Financial Management for decision makers. 4th edition Atrill. Prentice Hall. ISBN 0-273-70249-1
  • Principles of risk management and insurance, George E. Redja, Pearson Higher Education ISBN-10: 0273765086, ISBN-13: 9780273765080