Course details

Financial Management for Informatics

IfmiP FP IfmiP Acad. year 2023/2024 Winter semester 3 credits

Financial management:
- Place in business management, business content, information requirements
Evaluating the financial stability and performance of the company.
Financial planning
- Strategic investment decisions
- Strategic financial decisions (optimization of capital structure)
Operational financial management:


Language of instruction



Classified Credit

Time span

  • 26 hrs lectures
  • 13 hrs exercises


Learning objectives

The aim of module is:
• highlight the importance of defining financial targets, and to familiarize students with different ways to define them;
• provide information about measurement methods of defined target;
• develop students' awareness of the possibility of external financing (financial market) and factors (criteria) influencing decisions about the using of financial resources;
• present the approaches used in the Capital Planning and assessing the economic efficiency of investment projects;
• highlight the potential risks in the financial and investment decisions and its minimization.
For successful completion of the module, the graduate should:
1) know:
• orientate oneself on the sources of corporate financing and know methods of assessing benefit funding sources;
• know the appropriate criteria for evaluation of results (performance) of corporation and implement them in the IS business;

2) be able to do
• Identify and use relevant information from the accounting and financial markets to monitoring the financial situation of the company and creating financial plan;
• Implement methods to evaluate efficiency of investment projects in IS business;

Prerequisite knowledge and skills

Successful completion of the course is conditional on the knowledge of accounting, financial mathematics and business economics.

Fundamental literature

  • BRIGHAM, E.R., EHRHARDT, M.C. Financial Management. Tudory and Pracitice, Ohio: South-Western.

Syllabus of lectures

1. Company financial management. Aspects of strategic financial management. Content of financial management during different business life cycle phases. Company financial goals.
2. Financial analysis. Analysis of ROE.
3. Financial planning.
4. Investment decision making. Risks of investment projects.
5. Financial strategy - capital structure optimization.
6. Company solvency management. Net working capital management
a. Credit management. Discount.
b. Cash management. Foreign exchange risk management.

Syllabus of exercises

1. Introduction. Financial statements. Cash flow.
2. Financial Analysis.
3. Financial planning.
4. Methods of Leasing and Loan Comparation.
5. Methods for investment projects assessment – their utilization and risks.
6. NWC management.
7. Conclusion test

Progress assessment

Student have to achieve at least 50% of the possible number of points.
Exam is classified according to ECTS scale.

Attendance at lectures is not compulsory, but is recommended. Attendance at seminars is checked by the tutor. Lessons are composed on the basis of weekly schedules.

Course inclusion in study plans

  • Programme BIT, 2nd year of study, Elective
  • Programme BIT (in English), 2nd year of study, Elective
  • Programme IT-BC-3, field BIT, 2nd year of study, Elective
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