Financing & Financial Markets

5 ECTS | 75€ | On-site in Turku | 1-30 August 2024 with contact teaching 5-16 August 2024

The course aims to give a picture of how the work with treasury tasks in a company is executed. Themes for the course are Financial Planning, Financial Risks, International Financial Risks, Valuation of a Company, Financing Alternatives etc. The content of the lectures will be planned from a holistic standpoint and the setup of the lectures are planned in accordance with the wishes from the participants, in accordance with their wishes, expectations and targets.

The students will learn the main tasks of corporate treasury functions, risk management, cash management, reporting and financial items. The focus is on how the investment decisions are made. Also, the basics of the relation between risk and return and of portfolio theory will be dealt with.

During the course the students will be familiarized with the tasks within a treasury team and knows the main tasks of the back, middle and front office functions in a company.

After introduction will following topics be dealt with:
• Financial Planning
• Financial Risks
• International Financial Risks
• Valuation of a Company
• Finance Alternatives

Learning outcomes

After the course the student:

  • understands the key elements of financial markets including various forms of financing.
  • knows how to raise capital for a company.
  • knows the principles of investments in financial instruments.
  • knows how to plan the cashflow on long and short term and calculate the need of funding
  • can identify risks related to cash and how to avoid or minimize the risks
  • can measure the extent and impact of financial risks
  • knows the most important derivatives
  • knows the principles of reporting financial items to the P&L

Lectures, group work, presentations.

Contact teaching in Turku. The start and finish of the course is completed online.

Novia University of Applied Sciences 

Frederik Strandberg

Undergraduate students with at least two years completed of Bachelor’s studies in any field

Planning of presentation 35 h, lectures and mentoring 30 h, Key Learning Note 70 h = 135 h

Brealey & Myers. Principles of Corporate Finance.

Internet sources and platforms such as:

  • Bank of Finland
  • Reuters Online for hedge prices etc.
  • Bloomberg
  • Planning and proceeding a group presentation
  • Key Learning Note
Assessment criteria

Pre-task: Depth of discussion.

Project work:

  • Active participation in lectures
  • Participation in build-up of course content
  • Contribution of own experience and knowhow to the sessions
  • Bringing own opinions to the lectures
  • 360° assessment of presentation and Key Learning Note

Max. 25 students