BPF_AFIN Finance (Basics)

Faculty of Economics and Administration
Autumn 2020
Extent and Intensity
2/1/0. 7 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Taught online.
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, L. Marek
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 24 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 6/24, only registered: 0/24, only registered with preference (fields directly associated with the programme): 0/24
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
The aim of the course is to acquaint students with basis and general principles of finance. The participants gain insight into the function, organization and entities of financial system. Further, there will be given an introduction to banking and non-banking institutions, corporate finance, investment, presonal finance and international finance.
Learning outcomes
At the end of the course students will be able to: - understand the main function of financial system
- aplicate the concept of time value of capital
- apply basic knowledge from the company´s financial management
- take basic infromation from capital markets and interpret it
- understand the issue of personal finance and practicaly apply the annuity calculation
- understand a simplified scheme of international finance
  • 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. Fifteenth edition. Hoboken: Wiley, 2014. xix, 587. ISBN 9781118492673. info
  • GITMAN, Lawrence J., Michael D. JOEHNK and Randall S. BILLINGSLEY. Personal financial planning. 13th edition. United States: South-Western Cengage Learning, 2014. xix, 635. ISBN 9781111971649. info
    recommended literature
  • MISHKIN, Frederic S. and Stanley G. EAKINS. Financial markets and institutions : global edition. 7th ed. Boston: Pearson, 2012. 663, 16. ISBN 9780273754442. 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%). 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
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2016, Autumn 2017, Autumn 2018, Autumn 2019, Autumn 2021.
  • Enrolment Statistics (Autumn 2020, recent)
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