Course details

Financial Analysis

IFAN Acad. year 2010/2011 Summer semester 5 credits

Current academic year

The course focuses on the following topics: Main functions of financial analysis. Internal and external financial analysis. Users and the concept of main stages of financial analysis. Comparative base and the comparability problem. Sources of input data. Accounting statements weaknesses. Overview of elementary and superior methods of financial analysis. Vertical and horizontal analysis of absolute indices. Property and capital structure of company. Analysis of costs and profits, of differential indices and cash-flow. Systems of indices. Formulation of conclusions resulting from financial analysis. Introduction to financial planning.


Language of instruction



Credit+Examination (written+oral)

Time span

26 hrs lectures, 26 hrs exercises

Assessment points

100 exam


Subject specific learning outcomes and competences

Students will have a clear idea of modern approaches and methods of financial analysis of a company. In seminars, they will develop their abilities and skills in a field of practical application of these methods.

Learning objectives

The main objective of the course is to provide students with the necessary knowledge and skills from the field of financial analysis of the company. They will develop their ability of asses the financial situation of a company, its trends and reasons, and to propose measures for the improvement of status quo and development.

Prerequisite kwnowledge and skills

Solution of equations and working out function graphs, knowledge of account sheets, cost accounting, cost calculation, financial analysis methods, fundamentals of organization and managerial functions within the company.

Study literature

  • KONEČNÝ, M.: Finanční analýza a plánování. 9. vydání, Brno: VUT BRNO-Fakulta podnikatelská 2002. 102 s., ISBN 80-214-2564-4 (in Czech).
  • KISLINGEROVÁ, E. a kol.: Manažerské finance. 1. vydání. Praha: C.H. Beck, 2004. 714 s., ISBN 80-7179-802-9 (in Czech).
  • SEDLÁČEK, J. Účetní data v rukou manažera. Finanční analýza v řízení firmy. 2. vydání, Brno, Computer Press 2001. 220 s., ISBN 807226-562-8 (in Czech).
  • KOVANICOVÁ, D., KOVANIC, P.: Poklady skryté v účetnictví (I. - III.). 1. vyd. Praha: Polygon, 1995,1996. 214+287+235 s., ISBN 80-901778-4-0 (in Czech).
  • SEDLÁČEK, J.: Cash-Flow. Brno, Computer Press 2003, 190 s., ISBN 80-7226-875-9 (in Czech).
  • KISLINGEROVÁ, E., HNILICA, J.: Finanční analýza. 1. vydání Praha C.H. Beck 2005. 137 s., ISBN 80-7179-321-3 (in Czech).
  • SŮVOVÁ, H. a kol.: Finanční analýza. 1. vydání Praha: Bankovní institut, 1999. 622 s., ISBN 80-7265-027-0 (in Czech).
  • FOTR, J.: Strategické finanční plánování. 1. vydání Praha: GRADA Publishing 1999. 149 s, ISBN 80-7169-694-3 (in Czech).

Progress assessment

Conditions for passing an exam:

  • Knowledge of taught topics and its practical application.
  • Form of examination: Combined - a written test and an oral examination if necessary.

Controlled instruction

Control of results of independent work on assigned tasks. In case of excused absence from seminars, the teacher can set additional condition if appropriate, usually elaboration of partial written task.

Exam prerequisites

Conditions for awarding the course-unit credit:
1. Active participation in exercises will be controlled and assessed by the teacher - max. 100 points.
2. Successful completion of a credit test - max assessment: 100 points in due term, 80 points in first resit test and 60 points in second resit test.
3. Successful elaboration of semester work in pre-set deadline. Maximum 100 points for handing over in the deadline max 80 points for late handing over.
4. Total number of points for awarding the course-unit credit has to be higher than 150.

Course inclusion in study plans

  • Programme IT-BC-3, field BIT, any year of study, Elective
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