Study programmes / B-EPA Economic policy and administration / Specialized Seminary - Business Economy and Finance
Course code:OSEFP
Course title in language of instruction:Specialized Seminary - Business Economy and Finance
Course title in Czech:Odborný seminář - Ekonomika a finance podniku
Course title in English:Specialized Seminary - Business Economy and Finance
Mode of completion and number of credits:Fulfillment of requirements (2 credits)
(1 ECTS credit = 28 hours of workload)
Mode of delivery/Timetabled classes:full-time, 0/2
(full-time, hours of lectures per week / hours of seminars per week)
Language of instruction:English
Level of course:bachelor
Semester:WS 2020/2021 - FBE
Name of lecturer:Ing. Marcel Ševela, Ph.D. (supervisor)
Prerequisites:(Language in Business - English or Language in Business - English or English 1 or English K 1 or English 1, EI) and Business Economics I and Business Finance
Aims of the course:The aim of the course is to acquaint students with the basic terms of business economics and corporate finance. Students learn the relevant terminology necessary for the application of basic methods of financial management.
Course contents:
1.Introduction to Business Economics and Finance. Basic Terminology. (allowance 0/2)
2.Entrepreneurship. Legal forms of business and their financial specifics. (allowance 0/2)
3.Balance Sheet. (allowance 0/2)
a.Property and capital structure of business entity.
b.Financing rules.

4.Property valuation. (allowance 0/2)

5.Break Even Point Analysis. (allowance 0/2)
6.Financial Resources. (allowance 0/2)
7.Financial Structure optimization. (allowance 0/2)
a.Cost of Capital.
b.Economic Value Added.

8.Financial Analysis. (allowance 0/4)
9.Cash Flows of Business Entity. (allowance 0/2)
a.Analysis of Cash Flows.

10.Time Value of Money. (allowance 0/2)
a.Investment Effectiveness.

11.Summary and discussion (allowance 0/2)
12.Course Conclusion. (allowance 0/2)

Learning outcomes and competences:
Generic competences:
-ability to analyse and synthesize
-ability to solve problems
-communication in second language
-ethical commitment
-professional knowledge

Specific competences:
-Student is able to apply proper methods of invesment effectiveness assesment in english language.
-Student is able to elaborate a financial analysis in english.
-Student is able to prepare costing calculation in english language.
-Student is able to use english terminology of business economics and finance

Type of course unit:optional
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 credit. In order to gain the credit, passing the test focused on terminology is demanded. To pass the test, minimum 60 per cent of points is required.
Learning activities and study load (hours of study load)
Type of teaching methodDaily attendance
Direct teaching
     practice28 h
     preparation for regular assessment12 h
     preparation for regular testing16 h
Total56 h

Basic reading list
  • GITMAN, L J. Essentials of managerial finance. 4th ed. Boston [u.a.: Pearson/Addison Wesley, 580 p. The Addison-Wesley series in finance. ISBN 0-321-35648-9.
  • WACHOVICZ, J. -- VAN HORNE, J. Fundamentals of Financial Management. England: Pearson Education, 2008. 719 p. ISBN 978-0-273-71363-0.
Recommended reading list
  • ARNOLD, G. Corporate financial management. 2nd ed. New York: Financial Times, Prentice Hall, 2001. 1098 p. ISBN 0-273-65148-X.
  • FINNERTY, J. -- STOWE, J. -- EMERY, D. Corporate financial management. Upper Saddle River : Pearson/Prentice Hall, 2004. 899 p. ISBN 0-13-083226-X.
  • Fundamentals of contemporary financial management. 2nd ed. Eagan, MN: Thomson/South-Western, 624 p. ISBN 0-324-40635-5.