Study programmes / B-EPA Economic policy and administration / Business Finance
Course code:PNF
Course title in language of instruction:Podnikové finance
Course title in Czech:Podnikové finance
Course title in English:Business Finance
Mode of completion and number of credits:Exam (5 credits)
(1 ECTS credit = 28 hours of workload)
Mode of delivery/Timetabled classes:full-time, 2/2; part-time, 16/0
(full-time, hours of lectures per week / hours of seminars per week; part-time, lectures per period / seminars per period)
Language of instruction:Czech
Level of course:bachelor
Semester:SS 2018/2019 - FBE
Name of lecturer:doc. Ing. Daniela Špirková, PhD. (supervisor)
Prerequisites:not Final Bachelor Exam
Aims of the course:The student will obtain basic knowledge of corporate finance, including the basis of financial management and decision making. The aim of the subject is to learn to read and interpret corporate finance data, based on them to prepare the basis for decision making in corporate finance. The students will be also able to assess and optimize the overall financial situation of a company and its partial components.
Course contents:
1.Introduction to business finance. (allowance 2/2)
a.Role of financial management.
b.Financial objectives of a company and hierarchy of financial objectives.
c.Time and risk in financial decision-making.

2.Company assets and liabilities. (allowance 4/2)
3.Performance management systems, measurement and control (allowance 4/10)
a.Performance management information systems
b.Sources of management information
c.Management reports
d.The scope of performance measurement
e.Divisional performance and transfer pricing
f.Performance analysis in not-for-profit organisations and the public sector
g.External considerations and behavioural aspects

4.Working assets Management, management of liquidity and working capital, management of short-term liabilities, short-term financial plan. (allowance 6/4)
5.Capital planning and investment decision-making. (allowance 4/6)
6.Internal financial resources. (allowance 2/2)
7.External financial resources. (allowance 4/2)
8.Specific forms of funding a company, financing during company life-cycle (allowance 2/0)

Learning outcomes and competences:
Generic competences:
-ability to analyse and synthesize
-ability to apply knowledge
-ability to make decisions
-basic computing skills
-professional knowledge
-skilled at utilizing and processing information

Specific competences:
-Student is able to apply the methods of financial analysis.
-Student is able to apply the methods of investment effectiveness evaluation.
-Student is able to describe basic principles of corporate finance.
-Student knows the specifics of different legal forms of business entity.

Type of course unit:required
Year of study:Not applicable - the subject could be chosen at anytime during the course of the programme.
Work placement:There is no compulsory work placement in the course unit.
Recommended study modules:none
Assessment methods:Study of the subject is finalized with exam. Students are continually evaluated during the semester based on their activity in seminars and on two mid- term tests. Exam is written and oral. Final mark is composed of results of the exam, results of the credit test and mid-term evaluation.
Learning activities and study load (hours of study load)
Type of teaching methodDaily attendanceCombined form
Direct teaching
     lecture28 h16 h
     practice28 h0 h
     preparation for exam40 h84 h
     preparation for regular assessment14 h0 h
     preparation for regular testing30 h0 h
     elaboration and execution of projects0 h40 h
Total140 h140 h

Basic reading list
  • KISLINGEROVÁ, E. et al. Manažerské finance. 2nd ed. Praha: C.H. Beck, 2007. 745 p. ISBN 978-80-7179-903-0.
  • ŽIVĚLOVÁ, I. Podnikové finance. 1st ed. Brno: Mendelova zemědělská a lesnická univerzita v Brně, 2007. 111 p. ISBN 978-80-7375-035-0.
Recommended reading list
  • KONEČNÝ, M. Finance podniku. Brno: Nakladatelství Sting spol. s.r.o., 2005. 1 p. ISBN 80-86342-51-4.
  • KONEČNÝ, M. Finanční analýza a plánování. 10. vyd. Zdeněk Novotný, 2005. 83 p. ISBN 80-7355-033-4.
  • PAVELKOVÁ, D. -- KNÁPKOVÁ, A. Podnikové finance: studijní pomůcka pro distanční studium. 2nd ed. Zlín: Univerzita Tomáše Bati ve Zlíně, 2006. 293 p. ISBN 80-7318-457-5.
  • RŮČKOVÁ, P. Finanční analýza: metody, ukazatele, využití v praxi. 2nd ed. Praha: Grada, 2008. 120 p. Finance. ISBN 978-80-247-2481-2.