Introduction to financial and accounting management

lfsa1290  2019-2020  Louvain-la-Neuve

Introduction to financial and accounting management
Note from June 29, 2020
Although we do not yet know how long the social distancing related to the Covid-19 pandemic will last, and regardless of the changes that had to be made in the evaluation of the June 2020 session in relation to what is provided for in this learning unit description, new learnig unit evaluation methods may still be adopted by the teachers; details of these methods have been - or will be - communicated to the students by the teachers, as soon as possible.
4 credits
30.0 h + 15.0 h
Grégoire Philippe;
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.

The contribution of this Teaching Unit to the development and command of the skills and learning outcomes of the programme(s) can be accessed at the end of this sheet, in the section entitled “Programmes/courses offering this Teaching Unit”.
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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Minor in Mangement (basic knowledge)

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