General information

Subject type: Mandatory

Coordinator: Núria Masferrer Llabinés

Trimester: Second term

Credits: 6

Teaching staff: 

Núria Masferrer Llabinés
Andrei Ioan Boar 
Marc Oliveras Villanueva 

Teaching languages

  • Catalan
  • Spanish
  • English

Check the schedules of the different groups to know the language of teaching classes. Although the material may be in any of the three languages: Catalan, Castile and English.




Basic skills
  • B2_That students know how to apply their knowledge to their job or vocation in a professional way and have the skills that need to be demonstrated through the elaboration and defense of arguments and the resolution of problems within their area of ​​study

  • B3_Students have the ability to gather and interpret relevant data (usually within their area of ​​study), to make judgments that include reflection on relevant social, scientific or ethical issues


Specific skills
  • E3_Analyze and evaluate the information in the financial statements, applying legal criteria or defined by the company, evaluate the economic performance and prepare financial reports that are used for decision making


General competencies
  • G2_Be able to innovate by developing an open attitude to change and be willing to re-evaluate old mental models that limit thinking

Transversal competences
  • T3_Show entrepreneurial leadership and leadership skills that build personal confidence and reduce fear of risk


  • T5_Develop tasks applying, with flexibility and creativity, the knowledge acquired and adapting it to new contexts and situations



Financial Management is a subject where the fundamentals learned in the subjects of short-term investment and financing and quantitative techniques for financial management are consolidated and the study of long-term financial management begins where the ability to deal with and solve company financing problems.

Learning outcomes

Financial reasoning emphasizing long-term aspects related to financial leverage management, capital cost management, evaluation of the optimal capital structure and the company’s dividend policy.

Assess and analyze business investment projects.

Understand how strategic decisions about long-term financing inside and outside the company are affected

Value companies.

Working methodology

Theoretical sessions
MD1.Master class: Expository class sessions based on the teacher's explanation attended by all students enrolled in the subject.
MD3. Presentations: Multimedia formats that serve as support for face-to-face classes.

Guided learning
MD7. Case study: Dynamics that starts from the study of a case, which serves to contextualize the student in a specific situation, the teacher can propose different activities, both individually and in groups, among their students.

Autonomous learning
MD9. Solving exercises and problems: Non-contact activity dedicated to solving practical exercises based on the data provided by the teacher.

This subject has methodological and digital resources to make possible its continuity in non-contact mode in the case of being necessary for reasons related to the Covid-19. In this way, the achievement of the same knowledge and skills that are specified in this teaching plan will be ensured.

The Tecnocampus will make available to teachers and students the digital tools needed to carry out the course, as well as guides and recommendations that facilitate adaptation to the non-contact mode.



The financial system. Markets, Assets and Financial Institutions. The financial function of the company: The financial objective. Principles of financial function. The investment-financing binomial. The role of the CFO.



Simple interest, compound interest. Update, capitalization. Annualization of returns; Pay-back, return on cash flows, average annual return on cash flows per euro invested. Discounted Pay-Back, Net Present Value (NPV), IRR (Internal Rate of Return), Profitability Index, Weighted Profitability Index.



What do we mean by investment; Which cash flow to use: the Free Cash-Flow (FCF), the Free Cash-Flow after taxes or the Cash-Flow of the shareholder; Stages for the analysis of an investment project: example of a project; Income statement and pension balance. Analysis; “Cash flows” arising from investment in net assets (NOF and Fixed Assets); Flows produced by the benefit of the project. Perpetuity; Risks or uncertainties in investment projects; Profitability we ask of the investment. Weighted Average Cost of Capital (WACC); Other criteria for deciding the investment; Project financing; Inflation treatment



Debt and capital decisions: capital cost management; Debt cost; Debt effects: leverage; How much debt we should have; When to apply for debt; Types of debt to apply for; What is the bank looking at; Cost of equity; Criteria for deciding between debt or equity: assessment of the optimal capital structure; Banking products to get financing; The company's dividend policy. Self-financing, capital increases and long-term sources of financing (loans, leasing)



Valuation of companies: generalities and utilities; Valuation method for comparables; Flow discount method. Capital Asset Pricing Model (CAPM); Model Gordon- Shapiro.

Learning activities

Inside the classroom:

  • The methodology of the case will be used to develop the theoretical contents of the subject. The resolution of the cases will be done with spreadsheets (excel), therefore, the students must bring a laptop to the classroom.
  • Resolution of cases and practical problems in class and in groups, to encourage a very demanding work dynamic in companies.
  • Resolution of theoretical tests in class


Outside the classroom:

  • It will be necessary to solve in groups of between 3 and 5 students a practical case which will have to present and defend, apart from realizing the corresponding written report.
  • Performing exercises at the individual level

Evaluation system

Evaluation system:

Final exam


Completion of individual activities in the classroom (Partial test)


Group work and exhibitions



  • There will be one exam final which will account for 60% of the final grade, with a minimum grade of 4,5 out of 10.
  • Completion of individual activities in the classroom (partial test). Test: 20% of the final grade.
  • Group work and exhibitions. Evaluable case study: 20% of the final grade (memory, power point, presentation, defense and quality of questions will be assessed).
  • Active participation in class, the attitude shown, volunteer work can subsidize the final grade by up to 0,5 points.

RECOVERY EXAM: In case a student has failed he / she will be able to go to the recovery, taking the whole exam again. The grade corresponding to the continuous assessment (40% of the partial test and the assessable case study) is not recoverable and will be maintained when calculating the final grade.

A student who has not applied for the first call CANNOT apply for recovery.



MARTÍNEZ ABASCAL, Eduardo (2012): Finances for managers, Mc Graw Hill, IESE Business School, 2nd edition, Madrid.

GERMAN, Fine; ALVAREZ, Carolina; ARASA, Maria Josep; CASANOVAS, Montserrat; GARRIGA, Marc; LOPEZ, Josep Maria; MAÑOSA, Agustí; MONLLAU, Teresa; RIPOLL, Enric; SANTANDREU, Pol; TORRES, Josep (2011): Practical guide of valuation of companies, Profit (ACCID), Barcelona.


FAUS, Josep (2001): Policies and financial decisions for value management in companies, IESE - University of Navarra, Navarra.

FAUS, J; TÀPIES, J (1999): Operational finance: the financial management of day-to-day operations, IESE - University of Navarra, Navarra

TORRES, Josep; GARRIGA, Marc; (2012): The theory of options applied to the valuation of companies: a practical case of the Spanish textile sector applying the model of BlackScholes, Revista de Contabilidad y Dirección, núm. 15, pp. 208-226.

SUÁREZ SUAREZ, Andrés (1998): Optimal decisions of investment and financing of the company, 18ª edition, Pyramid, Madrid.

BREALEY, Richard A .; MYERS, Stewart, C. ALLEN, Marcus (1998): Fundamentals of Business Financing, 5th Edition, McGraw-Hill, Madrid.