Degree in Business Intelligence and Data Analytics

Lead the transformation of companies through the use and analysis of data.

Financial management

This course focuses on the interaction of finance, economics and accounting as financial managers need to understand the relationship between these fields. Economics provides the broad picture of the economic environment in which corporations must continually make decisions. A financial manager must understand the interrelationships between the various sectors of the economy. Economic variables, such as gross domestic product, industrial production, disposable income unemployment, inflation, interest rates, and taxes, must fit into the financial manager's decision model and be applied correctly. All these terms will be presented, discussed, and integrated into the financial process.
Type Subject
Tercer - Obligatoria

Titular Professors

Previous Knowledge

On the completion of this course students will be able to: Make decisions on which methods of financing should be used in the business.
Manage working capital and current assets to always incur in the minimum cost.
Know how to determine the optimum volume of production given a specific circumstance. Determine the adequate degree of financial and operating leverage for the business.
Have a full understanding of the implications and consciences of company mergers and acquisitions and the intricacies behind them.


The Goals and Functions of Financial Management Operating and Financial Leverage
Working Capital and the Financing Decision
Current Asset Management
Sources of Short-Term Financing
Long-Term Debt and Lease Financing
Common and Preferred Stock Financing
Dividend Policy and Retained Earnings
External Growth Through Mergers


The class sessions will consist of lecture time and solving problems. The first session will be devoted to solving the homework cases assigned in the previous session and clearing doubts. The second session will be lecture time and solving cases based on the lecture material thus preparing the students for the homework. Lectures will follow closely the structure and content set out in the required textbook.


- Attendance and participation/classwork (including preparation of homework): 25%
- Group presentation: 20%
- Midterm exam: cases and theory on concepts studied to date: 25%
- Final exam: cases (concepts from midterm to final) and multiple-choice questions. 30%

Evaluation Criteria
Basic Bibliography

"Corporate Finance Foundations" by Hirt, Block and Danielsen, Global Edition, McGraw-Hill 14th Edition.ISBN 978-0-07-122064-4.

Additional Material