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Financial Management

Code 15411
Year 1
Semester S1
ECTS Credits 6
Workload TP(60H)
Scientific area Economics and Management
Entry requirements not appicable
Mode of delivery Presential
Work placements not applicable
Learning outcomes General objective:
Provide students with the fundamental knowledge of the area of Business Finance, with an emphasis on financial management.
This course unit seeks to develop following skills :
i) Distinguish the functions and objectives of financial management and analysis;
ii) Understand the notion of time value of money;
iii) Carry out financial calculation operations: capitalization and actuarial operations
iv) Know the object of financial analysis;
v) To know the methods of financial analysis;
vi) Calculate and analyze financial ratios;
vii) Analyze the situations related to the cash in transit and the means of payment used by customers;
viii) Identify and evaluate economic and financial problems;
ix) Implement corrective financial management measures that enhance the company's structural balance and profitability in the short, medium and long term.
x) Identify procedures to control collections; Recover bad credit: debt claim, legal and extrajudicial actions, criminal liability
Syllabus Chapter I: Introduction to Financial Management
1.1 Financial Activity of the Company
1.2 Scope, objective, decisions and activities of the Financial Role
1.3 The financial equilibrium
Chapter II: The Temporal Value of Money
2.1 continum Capitalization
2.2 Discret Capitalization
2.3 Compounded Interest Regime
2.4 Simple Interest Regime
2.5 Capitalization and Discount
Chapter III: Financial Analysis
3.1 Concept, scope and objectives of financial analysis
3.2 Users of information and financial analysis
3.3 Accounting and Financial Information
3.4 From Accounting to Financial Analysis and Management
3.5 Financial Analysis: Economic, Financial, Technical and Functioning Indicators
Chapter IV: Profitability analysis
4.1 The operating profitability
4.1.1 The concept and limits of the theory Volume Cost and Results (CVR)
4.1.2 The effect and economic degree of leverage
4.1.3 Economic neutrallevel
4.1.4 The concept of economic risk
4.1.5 The concept of economic viability
4.2 Return on equity
4.2.1 The financial degree of leverage
4.2.2 The concept of financial risk
4.2.3 Financial neutral level
4.3 Operating profitability and equity
Chapter V: Credit and Customer Loans Management
Credit policies;
General conditions of sale / Sales documentation;
The decision to grant credit;
Collection procedures;
Main Bibliography Chap. 1:
DAMODARAN, A., Corporate Finance - Theory and Practice, 2ª ed., Wiley, 2001 (BIB 1.2 197);
BREALEY, R.; Myers, S. e ALLEN, F. Princípios de Finanças Empresariais, 2007, McGraw-Hill, 8ª Edição (BIB 1.2 303);

Chap. 2:
CANADAS, N., MATF – A Matemática do Financiamento e das Aplicações de Capital, Plátano Ed., 1998.
Zima, Petr; Brown, Robert L; Fundamentos de Matemática Financeira, McGraw-Hill, São Paulo, 1985. (pag. 25-73) (BIB. 4.5 32)

Chap. 3 e 4
MOREIRA, J. A. Cardoso, Análise Financeira de Empresas, BDP, Porto, 1997 (BIB 1.2 168)
MARTINS, A., Introdução à Análise Financeira de Empresas, Vida Económica, 2002 (BIB. 1.2 244);
COHEN, Elie, Análise Financeira, Presença, Lisboa, 1996 (BIB 5.19 55/70)
SANTOS, Arlindo, Análise Financeira, INIEF, Lisboa, 1981 (BIB 1.2 132, 133...)
NEVES, J. Carvalho, Análise Financeira- Vol 1, Texto Editora, 2000 (BIB 1.2 146, 147...)
IFB, Diagnóstico Económico-Financeiro de Empresas, IFB, 7ª edição, 1998

Chap. 5:
MANESS, T., ZIETLOW, J., Short-Term Financial Management, 2ª ed., South-W., 2002 (BIB 1.13 93);
BATISTA, A., A Gestão de Crédito como Vantagem Competitiva, 2ª edição, Vida Económica, 2004;
CARVALHO, P.V. Fundamentos da Gestão de Crédito, 1.ª Edição, Edições Sílabo;
Teaching Methodologies and Assessment Criteria The adopted teaching method combines theoretical exposition, in a 1st phase, with the resolution of practical cases, in a 2nd phase, covering the framing of the themes, concepts, models and techniques inherent to each of the subjects to be taught. In order to emphasize the practical implications of the subjects exposed, application sheets will be carried out in all chapters.
Attendance to classes aims to facilitate the apprehension and understanding of the concepts, techniques and methods of analysis, and the interpretation of methods associated with the main approaches to Financial Management
The elements to support the teaching of classes and the resolution of application forms by students will be made available in the area of the curricular unit on the Moodle platform.
Language Portuguese. Tutorial support is available in English.
Last updated on: 2022-03-21

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