Seventh semester - Zagreb School of Economics and Management

Seventh semester

This course aims to introduce the students to economic variables, their changes, relations and interdependencies through differential and difference equations, as well as systems of differential and difference equations. The students are already familiar with economic theory - now they will explore different topics through the above mentioned mathematical elements.

The goal of this course is to introduce students to concepts that are connected to graphs, structures, as well as possibilities of presenting an optimization problem with graphs. Students will learn computation methods, and well-known algorithms. At the end of the course, they will be familiar with heuristics that are used for problem-solving on graphs.

The course “Corporate Finance” consists of a combination of lectures and seminars. The topics covered during the lectures are parallelly tackled during seminars through business cases, problem solving, seminar papers, etc.

The course content includes topics from three areas. (1) theoretical principles of corporate finance (time value of money, value of long-term securities, risk and repayment) (2) methods of analysis and calculation which are used in business practice in corporate finance (analysis of financial reports, managing short-term assets and short-term bonds, investment analysis, determination of capital costs and operating and financial poluge) (3) integrative topics which give an overview of the ways in which financial markets and financial instruments work (capital structure and politika dividendi, capital markets, long-term bonds, redovne i povlaštene dionice, dugoročni krediti, zakup i zamjenjive vrijednosnice, international corporate finance).
The purpose of this course is to familiarize the students with basic concepts of corporate finance in a simple and interesting way. The final goal of this course is to prepare students to for the application of financial knowledge in practice, and to be able to successfully perform financial analysis, financial planning, and valuing projects in the field of corporate financing, either in public or private institutions.

This course provides an insight into the functioning of modern financial markets through presentation of the main participants and their roles in the markets as well as the organizational structure of domestic and international financial markets. Furthermore, we will discuss issues related to creating and maintaining financial stability and the possibility of early warning in case of crisis.
Topics covered in the course range from the most common types of financial instruments like stocks and bonds, to sophisticated financial derivatives. Also, the course provides an overview of all types of financial institutions - bank and non-bank financial intermediaries. Regarding the financial markets, we will discuss the money market, foreign exchange and capital markets. Special attention is given to risk management in financial institutions, particularly credit and market risks.
The aim is to familiarize students with different types of financial institutions, instruments and markets and give them an understanding of the functioning of international financial markets and institutions, the interaction between major market participants, as well as the institutional and regulatory environment in which they operate.
Students are prepared for future work in financial institutions and in all areas regarding financial market access and financing issues in the corporate and public sector.

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