Investment and Financial Management
This module handbook serves to describe contents, learning outcome, methods and examination type as well as linking to current dates for courses and module examination in the respective sections.
Module version of WS 2015/6
There are historic module descriptions of this module. A module description is valid until replaced by a newer one.
Whether the module’s courses are offered during a specific semester is listed in the section Courses, Learning and Teaching Methods and Literature below.
|available module versions|
|SS 2021||WS 2020/1||WS 2018/9||SS 2017||WS 2015/6|
WI000219_E is a semester module in English language at Bachelor’s level and Master’s level which is offered in winter semester.
This Module is included in the following catalogues within the study programs in physics.
- Catalogue of soft-skill courses
|Total workload||Contact hours||Credits (ECTS)|
|180 h||60 h||6 CP|
Content, Learning Outcome and Preconditions
- Financial Statement Analysis (balance sheet analysis, analysis of profut and loss account)
- Investment Analysis (net present value method, actuarial return)
- Capital Budgeting (determination of free cashflows, choosing between alternatives)
- Cost of Capital (equity costs, borrowing costs, capital costs)
- Capital Structure
Courses, Learning and Teaching Methods and Literature
Courses and Schedule
|VO||2||Investment and Financial Management: Introduction to Corporate Finance (WI000219_E)||Braun, R. Weik, S.||
Wed, 11:30–13:00, virtuell
|UE||2||Investment and Financial Management: Introduction to Financial Markets (WI000219_E)||
Responsible/Coordination: Braun, R.
Wed, 13:15–14:45, virtuell
Learning and Teaching Methods
- Weekly Lecture: Presentation of theoretical basics and applied examples, supported by slides. As a better learning effect is reached by a dynamic learning environment, the student can join in live surveys with onlineTED.
- Excercise available on several dates: Calculation of selected exercises from the set of exercises in small groups so the students can directly ask questions about the calculations.
- Set of exercises with applied examples for individual practising of exercises.
Description of exams and course work
The examination is an unsupervised online Moodle-Test.
To test whether the students acquired the theoretical basics in financial analysis and investment planning, multiple choice questions are asked, where they have to find the correct or incorrect statement among several alternative statements. By using a calculator and the formulary issued by the chair, the students for exapmle have to analyse investment projects, create the optimal capital stucture of projects or firms, evaluate bonds, stocks, or equity options, and have to choose the right alternative from various possible answers as the exam is in form of multiple choice questions.
There is a possibility to take the exam in the following semester.