Corporate finance (2020/2021)

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Learning outcomes

In the first part, the teaching aims to provide a general overview of the main elements of the financial system, analyzing the structure and characteristics of the financial markets, the credit intermediation activities and the securities brokerage services. In the second part, placing itself in the perspective of non-financial companies, the characteristics of the net present value are analyzed in the capital budgeting decisions, the choices of financial structure, the short and medium-long term financing instruments, the decisions regarding dividend payment, payment instruments for international trade and hedging of financial risks (exchange rate risk, interest rate risk and commodity risk); the topic of project finance is also discussed. At the end of the lessons the student must demonstrate to understand the peculiarities of the main components of the financial system; he or she must also be able to analyze, interpret and evaluate business decisions that have financial implications.