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Financial Economics

  • Course Code :
    ECO 310
  • Level :
    Undergraduate
  • Course Hours :
    3.00 Hours
  • Department :
    Department of Economics

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Area of Study :

This course explores financial tools and techniques (stocks, bonds, and their valuations), with a special emphasis on the Egyptian financial sector. It focuses on the time value of money, different types of risks, and the tradeoff between risk and return, as well as different financial indicators. Moreover, the course concentrates on the analysis financial statements. The students are exposed to external readings and are updated to recent news in the financial industry. Course Goals: • Acquaint students with a comprehensive perspective of the financial activities and techniques used in performing financial analysis. • Recognize and analyze different contexts of financial policies.

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Financial Economics

This course explores financial tools and techniques (stocks, bonds, and their valuations), with a special emphasis on the Egyptian financial sector. It focuses on the time value of money, different types of risks, and the tradeoff between risk and return, as well as different financial indicators. Moreover, the course concentrates on the analysis financial statements. The students are exposed to external readings and are updated to recent news in the financial industry.

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Financial Economics

Course outcomes:

a. Knowledge and Understanding:

1- Identify financial management theories, concepts and techniques.
2- Explain the financial statement analysis.
3- Recognize the time value of money and risk analysis of investment decisions.
4- Describe capital budgeting and cash flow principles.
5- Outline the role of money market.

b. Intellectual Skills:

1- Evaluate risks and returns from different financial instruments.
2- Analyze the effect of firm’s dividend policy on shareholder wealth.
3- Examine the effect of taxation policies on long-term investments and financial decisions.

c. Professional and Practical Skills:

1- Practice financial forecasting and perform financial ratio analysis.
2- Demonstrate earning and Investment opportunity.
3- Manage risk and take economic decisions.

d. General and Transferable Skills:

1- Improve analytical skills and figure out problems.
2- Acquire Critical Thinking, Teamwork and Leadership skills.

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Course topics and contents:

Topic No. of hours Lecture Tutorial/Practical
Introductory lecture and course outline -Overview of managerial finance, institutions, securities, markets, and rates, financial statements, taxes, depreciation, cash flows 6 2
Financial statement analysis 6 2
Important financial concepts: 1-Time value of money 2-Risk and return 3-Bond and stock market 6 2
Long term Investment Decisions: 1-Capital budgeting and cash flow principles 2-Capital budgeting techniques 3 1
Mid-Term Exam 1
Long-term Financial Decisions: 1-The cost of capital 2-Leverage and capital structure 3-Dividend policy 6 2
Short-term Financial Decisions: 1-Financial planning 2-Working capital and short-term financing 3-Cash and marketable securities 4-Accounts receivable and inventory 6 2
Special Topics in Managerial Finance 6 2
Final Exam 1

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Teaching And Learning Methodologies:

Teaching and learning methods
Data show and computer in lectures
Group discussion

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Course Assessment :

Methods of assessment Relative weight % Week No. Assess What
Course Work (Attendance, Participation, Assignments, Quizzes, Research Paper…) 30.00 To assess understanding.
Final Exam 40.00 15 To assess knowledge and intellectual skills.
Midterm Exam 30.00 8 To assess professional skills and students' progress.

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Financial Economics

Books:

Book Author Publisher
Principles of Managerial Finance Lawrence J. Gitman PEARSON

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