Course detail

Basic Elements of Financing

FP-ZFAcad. year: 2019/2020

The content of the course deals with basic of corporate financial management, especially topics as founding budget, principles of working capital management and capital budgeting. and above that basics of corporate financial analysis.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Knowledge: After completing the course, student knows basic of corporate financial management, he/she is aware about methods of working capital management as well as capital budgeting methods. Moreover, he/she is aware of financial analysis methods and indicators.
Skills: Student is able to assess the financial condition of a company and he/she is able to identify its weakness, while he/she is able to assess the investment project based on given information.


The knowledge of financial statements, corporate-economic terminology, the knowledge of mathematical functions.


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

MAREK, P. a kol. Studijní průvodce financemi podniku. Praha: Ekopress, 2006. 624 s. ISBN 80-86119-37-8. (CS)
KISLINGEROVÁ, E. a kol. Manažerské finance. 2. přeprac. a rozš. vyd. Praha: C. H. Beck, 2007. 745 s. ISBN 978-80-7179-903-0. (CS)
FOTR, J. Podnikatelský záměr a investiční rozhodování. 2. přepr. a dopl. vyd. Praha: Grada Publishing, 2005. 356 s. (CS)
KORÁB, V. a REŽŇÁKOVÁ, M. a PETERKA, J. Podnikatelský plán. Brno: Computer Press, 2007. 216 s. ISBN 978-80-251-1605-0. (CS)
SRPOVÁ, J., ŘEHOŘ, V. a kol. Základy podnikání. Teoretické poznatky, příklady a zkušenosti českých podnikatelů. Praha: Grada Publishing. 2010. (CS)
NÝVLTOVÁ, R., MARINIČ, P. Finanční řízení podniku. Moderní metody a trendy. Praha: Grada, 2010. 204 s. ISBN 978-80-247-3158-2. (CS)
BROOKS, R. M. Financial management: Core concepts. 3rd ed. Boston: Pearson, 2016. 619 p. ISBN 978-0-133-86669-8 (EN)

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

The course contains lectures that explain principles, decisions problems and methodology of the discipline, and exercises that promote the practical knowledge of the subject presented in the lectures.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

● Seminars’ attendance – student is required to actively being attend the seminars (i.e. being prepared in advance for the seminars and work during the seminars under the teacher’s guidance). The presence at the seminars is subject to control, one absence is allowed.
● Seminar test – student is required to take a test in the end of semester, the test will deal with cases only. The maximum achievable test is assessment is 35 point, while the minimum required assessment is 17.5 points. The final test will contained several cases to solve. The test cases will be based on cases discussed throughout the seminars or subjected to homework.

The final exam test is written, while there is 60 minutes time for solving it. The maximum assessment is 65 points. The final test will consist of following parts:
● 5 closed-ended questions (4 possible answers, only 1 correct) – 4 points for each question (i.e. maximum of 20 points for this part).
● 2 open-ended

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

1. Introduction. Company as a part of financial system.
2. Founding budget.
3. Working capital management - inventories and accounts receivable management.
4. Capital budgeting and investment decission methods.
5. Financing business: Internal financial resources
6. Financing business: Debt financing
7. Financing business: External equity financing.
8. Cash flow - cash inflows and outflows. Cash flow statement.
9. Financial aim of doing business and its assessment. Corporate financial analysis procedure..
10. Analysis of diferential indicators and financial ratios analysis (part 1).
11. Financial ratios analysis (part 2).
12. Financial distress prediction models


The aim of the course is to provide students with basic knowledge on corporate financial management. Especially the possibilities of financing company's activities, assessing current financial performance and assessing the effectiveness of future investments projects.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

Attendance at lectures is not compulsory, but is recommended. Attendance at seminars is required and checked by the tutor. Lessons are composed on the basis of weekly schedules. Way of substituting missed lessons is fully in competence of a teacher.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme IT-BC-3 Bachelor's

    branch BIT , 2. year of study, summer semester, 4 credits, elective

  • Programme BIT Bachelor's, 2. year of study, summer semester, 4 credits, elective

  • Programme BAK-MIn Bachelor's

    branch BAK-MIn , 2. year of study, summer semester, 4 credits, compulsory

Type of course unit



26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer


13 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer