BPF_ZAFI Basic Finance

Faculty of Economics and Administration
Autumn 2021
Extent and Intensity
2/0/0. 4 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Taught in person.
Ing. Barbora Buchtová, Ph.D. (lecturer)
doc. Ing. Martin Svoboda, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Ing. Barbora Buchtová, Ph.D. (assistant)
Guaranteed by
doc. Ing. Martin Svoboda, Ph.D.
Department of Finance - Faculty of Economics and Administration
Contact Person: Iva Havlíčková
Supplier department: Department of Finance - Faculty of Economics and Administration
Mon 14:00–15:50 P101, except Mon 13. 9., except Mon 1. 11.
Prerequisites (in Czech)
! MPF_AFIN Finance (Basics)
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
there are 16 fields of study the course is directly associated with, display
Course objectives
The aim of the course is to equip students with the fundamental principles of finance. Students will obtain the information about the functioning, organization, subjects and current development of the financial markets, as well as about the banking systems and international financial systems. Students will learn about the development of finance, their current problems and trends, macroeconomic and financial indicators and their impact on national and international financial markets. They will understand the importance of current financial information, the importance of the banking system and the principles of financial securitization processes, including the fundamentals of investment decisions.
Learning outcomes
Upon course completion, the students learnt about the fundamental principles of finance, the impact of the current economic environment and the impact of the overall financial system on individuals. Students are able to provide an overview of how to use financial information in everyday life, how to navigate the financial market and how to choose the right investments. Students will be able to explain how the international market affects finances and what impact has the macroeconomic situation on individuals and their finances. At the end of this course, students understand the basic context and complexity of finance. The new form of the course responds to the current trends and needs of students based on innovative teaching methods requiring greater student participation in the learning process and thus increasing the efficiency of the learning process.
  • 1.Introduction to finance, historical development
  • 2.Financial system and financial markets
  • 3.Securities, securities traders and stock exchanges
  • 4.Investment and pension companies
  • 5.Banking systems, banks and credit unions
  • 6.Principles of financial security, insurance companies
  • 7.Financial information and economic indicators
  • 8.International monetary system, central banks and foreign exchange market
  • 9.Psychology of investment decision-making
  • 10.Current financial trends
  • 11.Famous personalities, investment strategies
  • 12.Final evaluation
    recommended literature
  • REVENDA, Zbyněk, Martin MANDEL, Jan KODERA, Petr MUSÍLEK and Petr DVOŘÁK. Peněžní ekonomie a bankovnictví. 5,. aktualizované vydání. Praha: Management Press, 2014. 423 stran. ISBN 9788072612796. info
  • VESELÁ, Jitka. Investování na kapitálových trzích. 3. vydání. Praha: Wolters Kluwer, 2019. 950 stran. ISBN 9788075982124. info
  • MANDEL, Martin and Jaroslava DURČÁKOVÁ. Mezinárodní finance a devizový trh. Vydání 1. Praha: Management Press, 2016. 452 stran. ISBN 9788072612871. info
  • The trader's guide to key economic indicators. Edited by Richard Yamarone. 3rd ed. Hoboken, N.J.: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2012. x, 304 p. ISBN 9781118222508. info
  • SMRČKA, Luboš. Osobní a rodinné finance : (svět rodinných financí - jak spořit a rozmnožovat majetek). 1. vyd. Praha: Professional Publishing, 2007. 257 s. ISBN 9788086946412. info
Teaching methods
Lectures, reading, class discussion.
Assessment methods
Requirements completing assigned questionnaires. Examination is a written test (a condition of successful completion of examination test is to achieve at least 60%. The maximum achievable score is 100, the minimum for the test is 60 points. For the evaluation of students, the following scale is used: A 92 - 100%, B 84 - 91%, C 76 - 83%, D 68 - 75%, E 60 - 67%, F less than 60%). Any copying, recording or leaking tests, use of unauthorized tools, aids and communication devices, or other disruptions of objectivity of exams (credit tests) will be considered non-compliance with the conditions for course completion as well as a severe violation of the study rules. Consequently, the teacher will finish the exam (credit test) by awarding grade "F" in the Information System, and the Dean will initiate disciplinary proceedings that may result in study termination.
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
Credit evaluation note: K=1,0.
Listed among pre-requisites of other courses
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2009, Autumn 2010, Autumn 2011, Autumn 2012, Autumn 2013, Autumn 2014, Autumn 2015, Autumn 2016, Autumn 2017, Autumn 2018, Autumn 2019, Autumn 2020.
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