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Finance (ICTiB)


Admission requirements



Finance is the subject which deals with both sides of the corporate balance sheet: which projects should a corporation take on and what is the best way to finance them? In Finance we study how corporation’s take investment decisions, but especially how they should take them. What return should a corporation make on its investments? How do you value options in an investment project? How do you deal with risk in an investment project? How do you value a corporation? If a project is worthwhile, in an efficient capital market a corporation should always be able to find funding for it. Are capital markets efficient? How do you value bonds and stocks? Does it matter how much dividend a corporation pays out to its shareholder? Are hostile takeovers a good or a bad thing? In this course we will focus on the big questions in corporate finance.

Course objectives

By the end of this course, the student should be able to:
1. use the basic techniques for investment evaluation
2. ink the major debates in corporate finance to real life cases
3. have a real understanding of the major debates in corporate finance
Market efficiency
Dividend Policy
Option valuation
Debt structure and its relevance


The most updated version of the schedules can be found on the LIACS website:

Mode of instruction

3 hours interactive lectures every week, 6 weeks long. Several guest speakers will be part of the lectures.

Assessment method

Assessment method
Active Participation (50%)
Presentations/Cases Studies (25%)
Final (written) Exam (25%)
In order to pass students must have a total grade of at least a 6 (six).



Reading list

Accounting and Finance for Non- Specialists, 10/E (as from 8/E allowed)
Peter Atrill, University of Plymouth Business School
Eddie McLaney
ISBN-10: 1292135603 ISBN-13: 9781292135601 ©2017- Pearson- Paper, 616

Signing up for classes and exams

You have to sign up for classes and examinations (including resits) in uSis. Check this link for more information and activity codes.

There is only limited capacity for external students. Please contact the programme Coordinator

Contact information

Programme Coordinator: [ms. Esme Caubo] (