Cod: 61047
Department: DCSG
Scientific area: Management
Total working hours: 156
Total contact time: 15

The unit of case studies in Finance presents a number of situations to be worked by students, preferably in group, on specific cases in business management in its financial perspective.
Ranges from the analysis of financial statements, where students must analyze a concrete company point and indicate corrective and preventative measures to ensure a balanced financial structure, capital issues with the appropriate structure between equity capital and borrowed funds, and also the evaluation including the company's growth opportunities.
It also covers investments simulation cases as aggregative view of corporate finance.


Capital Cost

Students are expected to be able to:
  • Understand the implications of maintaining inadequate capital structures for companies
  • Defending the company's position in applications for funding from outside entities or partners / shareholders
Assess the impact of an investment for the company both in individual terms and in terms aggregates

• Financial Statement Analysis
• Capital Cost
• Capital Structure
• Investment Financing Simulation

Texts provided by the teaching team
Secondary reading
Case Studies in Finance: Managing for Corporate Value Creation
Robert F. Bruner
ISBN-13: 978-0077861711


Continuous assessment is privileged: 2 or 3 digital written documents (e-folios) during the semester (40%) and a presence-based final exam (p-folio) in the end of the semester (60%). In due time, students can alternatively choose to perform one final presence-based exam (100%).

Recommended precession: Financial Mathematics, Corporate Finance; Investment Evaluation