Financial Economics

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Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course the student will be able to:

  • Demonstrate in-depth understanding of the information and conceptual underpinnings in areas of business planning and managing business complexity.
  • Apply theory to practice by analytically engaging with the interconnected nature of business practices such as business management, design management, sustainability management, financial management, and marketing management in the global context.
  • Identify and define complex managerial and organizational problems and apply appropriate knowledge as well as creative and entrepreneurial thinking to reach solutions.
  • Apply problem-solving techniques drawn from business management, design management, sustainability management, financial management, and marketing management, as appropriate, to determine effective solutions
  • Analyze and evaluate the impact of business decisions and formulate strategies that are appropriate for the short, the medium, and the longer term, within a global business context.

By the end of this course the student will have developed the following skills:

  1. Ability to exhibit knowledge and understanding of the essential facts, concepts, theories and applications which are related to finance theory.
  2. Ability to apply this knowledge and understanding to the solution of problems related to investment decision making.
  3. Ability to prepare and execute multi-step syntheses of investment decisions
  4. Ability to interact with others in finance related issues.

Course Contents

  • Introduction to the basic concepts of modern finance
  • Time Value of Money
  • Debt Valuation and Interest Rates
  • Stock Valuation
  • Risk and Return relationship & Portfolio Theory
  • Asset Pricing Models (CAPM)
  • The cost of capital
  • Capital Expenditure Budget. Criteria for Investment Decisions
  • Capital Structure Policy & Dividend Policy
  • Corporate Risk Management

Teaching Activities

Lectures (3 hours per week)

Teaching Organization


Semester workload

Lectures, 3 hours per week

13X3 = 39  hours

Individual study

111 hours

Total number of hours for the Course (25 hours of work-load per ECTS credit)

150 hours (total student work-load)


Final written exam

Use of ICT

Use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs)  in teaching (e-class).

Course Info

Current Tutors


Filis George

Assistant Professor
George Filis
Field of Expertise: 
Διεθνή Οικονομική
Office Hours: 
Wednesday 5-6pm
Thursday 2-4pm

Reading List

Reading Recommendations: 
- Χρήμα, Τράπεζες και Χρηματοπιστωτικές Αγορές 5η αγγλική/2η ελληνική έκδοση, Cecchetti Stephen, Schoenholtz Kermit,
- Χρηματοπιστωτικές Αγορές και Ιδρύματα, Saunders Anthony, Cornett Marcia M.,
- Εφαρμοσμένη Χρηματοοικονομική για Επιχειρήσεις, Damodaran A.,