Corporate Finance (IBP)
Universidad Pompeu Fabra
Area of Study
Taught In English
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4
Hours & Credits
Worldwide accounting standards and principles (IFRS, US GAAP, etc.) are increasingly converging. The ability to build, read, understand and analyse financial statements from companies in any country is an essential step before taking major business decisions. This course helps students master the vocabulary of financial statements and accounting reports and equips them with the skills to use these tools to communicate with internal and external interlocutors. It also focuses on how to measure corporate investments and considers the different finance resources that are currently available.
The course covers several different areas:
After introducing the basic concepts of f inancial accounting, students analyse and interpret financial statements using different methods to assess company trends. Another important s k i l l is calculating th e present and future value of money and understanding all the components of interest rates. These concepts will be essential for calculating rates of return and evaluating all the decisions in capital
Students will be able to manage corporate working capital and forecast financial
statements. From this information, they can estimate future cash flows and perform
a company valuation.
Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.