Nille Starup Feldskov, 22 år, finansøkonom:
"Jeg valgte IBA, efter jeg havde været til et arrangement med både lærere og studerende. Det gav et rigtigt godt indtryk af studiemiljøet..."
The subject area of Applied Finance contains two modules (see below), each of which has a duration of one semester. The modules must be taken in the mentioned order and course work must be done within each module. The course is concluded by a written examination of 4 hours’ duration, which will include elements from both parts of the course.
Sub-unit 1: Building Management Models
This course is designed to be very user friendly by achieving a balance between modeling and the use of spreadsheets to set up and solve your models.
The aim of this course is to provide you with the skills to apply decision models to various organizational decision-making situations. The chapter lecture discussions are very application-oriented and software based, with the view towards how a manager can effectively apply the models learned here to improve the decision-making process.
The course emphasis is on using spreadsheets for decision modeling. Even though we use spreadsheets as a tool to quickly set up and solve decision models, the goal is not to just use a spreadsheet but also for you to understand how and why the spreadsheet/model works.
A basic knowledge of Excel is all the software knowledge you need. A brief introduction to Excel is included in the course text. It is important that you get the course text book because included in the text is a CD that contains all the software packages for the course and all assigned course problems are in the text.
Sub-unit 2: Financial Control
The course emphasizes value creation and the role the financial manager plays in facilitating this process by incorporating all functions of the firm: including areas such as sales, advertising, marketing, production, etc. Throughout the course, the story of how financial decision are made through analysis and reasoning are applied to problems faced by executives from both a domestic and international perspective.