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CODE 84087
ACADEMIC YEAR 2023/2024
CREDITS
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR SECS-P/09
LANGUAGE Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
SEMESTER 2° Semester
TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

OVERVIEW

The course focuses on the advanced topics related to investments and financing decisions, both short- and long-term, the financial planning and risk and crisis management.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The course aims to provide skills necessary for preparation and management of financial plan, from the perspective of a financial management operator and that of a business consultant, paying attention to recent evolution in financing model of italian SME's.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

Knowing the objectives of the main firm financial decisions

Knowing the impact of ownership and governance structures of financial decisions

Learning to estimate the cost of capital of listed and unlisted companies and to evaluate investments

Learning how to prepare a financial plan and identify suitable sources to cover any financial need

Understanding the concept of risk and knowing the principles, methods and tools of Enterprise Risk Management

Learning the main techniques to identify a crisis situation

Learning how to use the financial data available in the main databases

Improving communication skills, social interactions, strategic thinking and project development

PREREQUISITES

Students are expected to have acquired, during the bachelor path, knowledge about:

  • capital budgeting techniques
  • cost of capital
  • financial structure decision
  • cash flow determination and analysis

They are also advised to have a refresher:

S. Ross, D. Hillier, R. Westerfield, J. Jaffe, B. Jordan, “Corporate Finance” 3/ed, McGraw Hill, 2018, capp. 3,6,10,15.

TEACHING METHODS

Lectures with examples

Applications and database use

Debate

Role playing

Project-based learning

Project work in group

Case Studies, Seminars and Workshop with Professionals

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

Corporate Governance, firm value maximization and sustainable goals

  • Relevance of ownership and governance structures
  • Conflicts of interest and self-regulatory codes
  • Stakeholder value maximization

Cost of capital and optimal financial structure

  • CAPM applications
  • Alternatives to CAPM
  • Calculating Beta for listed and unlisted companies
  • Marginal investor
  • Behavioral perspective
  • Cost of debt
  • Rating

Financial Planning

  • Operating budgets
  • Forecast income statement and balance sheet
  • Fixed capital investments: CAPEX – NPV – project analysis
  • Fixed capital investment plan
  • Inventory, credit and liquidity management
  • Plan of investments in working capital
  • Financial Plan and treasury plan

Funding decisions

  • Cash holdings and dividend policy
  • Structure of the financial system and main theories underlying financial structure choices
  • Characteristics of traditional and alternative financing instruments
  • Company’s life cycle and financing decisions

Enterprise Risk Management (ERM)

  • Risks classification
  • Objectives and phases of the ERM
  • The CoSO framework (Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission)

Crisis management

  • Definition of crisis and insolvency
  • The adequate organizational, administrative and accounting structures
  • Premonitory symptoms and preventive and timely diagnosis
  • The sustainability of the debt and the practical test for verifying the reasonable viability of the rehabilitation
  • Recovery plans, restructuring agreements and other out-of-court procedures

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

Slides and other materials provided by the lecturer

Brealey R., Myers S., Allen F. (2020). Principi di finanza aziendale, 8/edizione, McGrawHill

Watson D., Head A., Mantovani G., Rossi E. (2017). Finanza aziendale. Principi e pratica, 7/edizione Pearson Italia

Berk J., Demarzo P., Morresi O., Venanzi D. (2018), Finanza Aziendale 2, quarta edizione, Pearson, Milano

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Exam Board

ROSALIA SANTULLI (President)

LAURA NIERI

STEFANO PISERA'

LESSONS

LESSONS START

Wednesday February 14th, 2024

EXAMS

EXAM DESCRIPTION

Written examination

Project work

Exam schedule

Data Ora Luogo Degree type Note
31/05/2024 10:00 GENOVA Scritto
14/06/2024 10:00 GENOVA Scritto
04/07/2024 10:00 GENOVA Scritto
05/09/2024 10:00 GENOVA Scritto

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