Introduction to financial and accounting management

lfsa1290  2020-2021  Louvain-la-Neuve

Introduction to financial and accounting management
Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information below is subject to change, in particular that concerning the teaching mode (presential, distance or in a comodal or hybrid format).
4 credits
30.0 h + 15.0 h
Main themes
Financial statements, balance sheet, income statement and cash flow statement. Financial statements analysis. Solvability, liquidity and profitability. Financing decisions. Issues of common shares or corporate bonds. Capital budgeting decisions

At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :

1 Objectives (in terms of competencies) Give to our student a fair understanding of the methods and concepts that support the decion processes in the field of finance. A specific attention is dedicated to the capital budgeting decisions and the financing decisions.
Overview of the financial statements. Financial forecastings. Profitability analysis, Return on Equity and Return on Investment. Risk-return trade-off associated to the debt. Financial leverage. Risk-return trade-off associated to the fixed assets and fixed cost. Operating leverage. Financing decisions : issues of common stocks vs issue of corporate debt. Weighted average cost of capital (WACC) Selection criteria in capital budgeting : payback, internal rate of return,net present value. Introduction of risk in capital budgeting.
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Evaluation methods
Pour la session de juin, si les règles sanitaires interdisent l'examen en présentiel, celui-ci sera remplacé par un travail individuel à remettre. Les consignes du travail seront publiées sur Moodle

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