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Investment and Financial Management

Module WI000219_E

This Module is offered by Chair of Entrepreneurial Finance 2 (Prof. Braun).

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.

available module versions
WS 2018/9SS 2017WS 2015/6

Basic Information

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 workloadContact hoursCredits (ECTS)
180 h 60 h 6 CP

Content, Learning Outcome and Preconditions


The module will give students a braod understanding of the instruments to analyse and evaluate investment opportunities. Subsequent, a complete list of these methods:
- 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

Learning Outcome

Upon completion of this module students will be able to: (1) to name and apply important measures of company performance, (2) to analyze and choose investment projects, (3) to create the optimal capital structure of projects and firms, (4) restate and employ concepts of financial mathematics and (5) to evaluate financial instruments.



Courses, Learning and Teaching Methods and Literature

Courses and Schedule

VO 2 Investment and Financial Management (WI000219_E) Wed, 11:30–13:00, 0220
UE 2 Investment and Financial Management Exercise (WI000219_E) Wed, 13:15–14:45, 0220

Learning and Teaching Methods

The module will combine several 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.


Presentations, exercises with solutions, onlineTED


Berk/DeMarzo, Corporate Finance, 3rd. Edition, Pearson.

Module Exam

Description of exams and course work

The grading is based on a written exam with a duration of 120 minutes. 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.

Exam Repetition

There is a possibility to take the exam in the following semester.

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