Business Finance

Head: Pascal Gilquin

Objectives

The aim of this option is not to train accountants or finance specialists but to teach future engineers how to use accounting and finance documents in decision making. This requires an understanding of accounting methods and principles, financial analysis tools and techniques, strategies employed for the presentation of financial data, and the questions businesses may have concerning their financial structure, investments, profitability and their shareholder policy.

Course Content:

  • Accounting - the objective is to understand the balance sheet, profit and loss account, cashflow statement, international standards, changes in equity, account consolidation.
  • Introduction to financial analysis - margins, working capital requirement, investment needs, financing, profitability.
  • Corporate financial policy - corporate value, financial structure, investment policy, funding, equity capital, financial engineering.
Published on November 5, 2015 Updated on January 30, 2018