Введение в управление бизнесом: Финансы


Egor D. Nikulin, Senior Lecturer, Department of Finance and Accounting, Graduate School of Management, St. Petersburg University  


1.5 ECTS, 15 hours of classes






Goals and objectives:

1. to give an introduction to corporate finance, providing a pre-requisite for Corporate Finance course;
2. to provide an understanding of the most important concepts and issues of corporate finance at a level that is approachable for a wide audience;
3. to develop basic skills of making financial decisions in accordance with the concept of time value of money.


Course Content:

Topic 1. Introduction to Corporate Finance. Overview of Сorporate Financial Decisions.

Topic 2. Financial Statements and Cash Flows.

Topic 3. Discounted Cash Flow Analysis and Present Value Concept.

Topic 4. Essentials of Investment Evaluation.


Teaching Methods:

Lectures, exercises, in-class assignment



Course Reading:


Required reading:

S. A. Ross, R. W. Westerfield, B. D. Jordan. Essentials of Corporate Finance. 6-th ed. McGraw Hill, 2008, 2010, 2013

Optional reading:

F. J. Fabozzi, P. Peterson Drake. Basics of Finance: An Introduction to Financial Markets, Business Finance, and Portfolio Management. Ch. 1, 2, 4, 5, 10, 12, 13. (available online in EBRARY Academic Complete database).

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