BPF_AFIN Finance (Basics)

Faculty of Economics and Administration
Autumn 2018
Extent and Intensity
2/1/0. 7 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Ing. Luděk Benada, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Ing. Lukáš Marek (lecturer)
Ing. Luděk Benada, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Ing. Lukáš Marek (seminar tutor)
Guaranteed by
Ing. Luděk Benada, Ph.D.
Department of Finance - Faculty of Economics and Administration
Contact Person: Mgr. Jana Nesvadbová
Supplier department: Department of Finance - Faculty of Economics and Administration
Fri 8:00–9:50 P312
  • Timetable of Seminar Groups:
BPF_AFIN/01: Fri 10:00–10:50 P312, L. Benada
Prerequisites (in Czech)
(! BPF_ZAFI Basic Finance ) && (! MPF_AFIN Finance (Basics) ) && (! BPF_AFIC Finance (for Czech studies) ) && (! NOWANY ( BPF_ZAFI Basic Finance , BPF_AFIC Finance (for Czech studies) ))
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
The capacity limit for the course is 50 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 0/50, only registered: 0/50, only registered with preference (fields directly associated with the programme): 0/50
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
At the end of the course students will be able to understand to basic principles of private finance, corporate finance and international finance;
will understand functioning, organisation and latest trends on financial markets;
will be able to interpret development of financial science, its current problems and trends, macroeconomic and financial indicators and their influence on domestic and international financial markets.
  • 1.Introduction to finance;
  • 2.Current value of money;
  • 3.Financial markets;
  • 4.Banks and bank systems;
  • 5.Other financial institutions;
  • 6.Private finance;
  • 7.Investments;
  • 8.Corporate finance;
  • 9.International finance;
  • 10.International financial system;
  • 11.Macroekonomic and financial indicators and informations;
  • 12.History of financial science;
  • 13.Latest trends on financial markets.
    required literature
  • MELICHER, Ronald W. and Edgar NORTON. Introduction to finance : markets, investments, and financial management. 14th ed. Hoboken: John Wiley & Sons, 2010. xviii, 590. ISBN 9780470561072. info
  • MISHKIN, Frederic S. The economics of money, banking and financial markets. 7th ed. Boston: Addison-Wesley, 2004. xxxix, 679. ISBN 0-321-12235-6. info
  • GITMAN, Lawrence J. and Jeff MADURA. Introduction to finance. 1st d. Boston: Addison-Wesley, 2001. xxx, 755. ISBN 0201635372. info
    recommended literature
  • Mathematics of Interest Rates and Finance. Pearson Education Limited, 2014. ISBN 1-292-03983-3. info
  • BREALEY, Richard A., Stewart C. MYERS and Franklin ALLEN. Principles of corporate finance. global, 10th ed. New York: McGraw-Hill/Irwin, 2011. 944 s. ISBN 9781259009518. info
Teaching methods
Lectures, reading, class discussion.
Assessment methods
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 90 - 100%, B 80 - 89.75%, C 70 - 79.75%, D 60 - 79.75%, E 50 - 59.75%, F less than 60%). Students have to write two compulsory preliminary tests. The first will hold on October 27, 2017 and the second test will take place on December 8, 2017. 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.
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Further Comments
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2016, Autumn 2017, Autumn 2019, Autumn 2020, Autumn 2021.
  • Enrolment Statistics (Autumn 2018, recent)
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