|SEMISTER 1||SEMISTER 2|
|GBF 400||Financial Investments||GBF 460||Multinational Finance Management|
|GBF 410||Financial Plannig||GBF 470||Financial Statement Analysis|
|GBF 420||Short-Term Financial Management||GBF 480||Entrepreneurial Finance|
|GBF 430||Long-term Financial Management||GBF 490||Contemporary Topics in Banking and Finance|
|GBF 440||Advanced Finance||GBF 500||Corporate Governance|
|GBF 450||Finance||GBF 510||Operations Management|
- GBF 400: Financial Investments: This course aims to give students a basic understanding
of the investment process by considering two key aspects: security analysis for equity and
fixed income investments as well as portfolio management, including design and
performance evaluation. Students are required to carry out two projects that help them apply
this knowledge in a global business context.
- GBF 410: Financial Planning: This course provides students with detailed expertise to
examine and evaluate financial statements. It covers the fundamental concepts and
procedures of financial statement analysis including advanced concepts in financial
accounting. Other areas include budget preparation, analysis, relation, development and
- GBF 420: Short-term Financial Management: The main objective of this course is to
acquaint students with the modern techniques and practices of short-term corporate finance.
It details the key components of a firm’s current assets and liabilities; liquidity and default
risk; and short-term financing and investing decisions.
- GBF 430: Long-term Financial Management: This course provides students with the
expertise necessary to assess the optimal corporate capital structure and the best dividend
policy for continuously increasing the value for shareholders. It also provides concepts,
principles and a basic understanding of the steps required to evaluate potential investment
prospects and operate a small business.
- GBF 440: Advanced Finance: This course provides students with an understanding of how
companies can grow and consolidate their financial positions. Mergers and acquisitions are
studied as paths toward company growth and consolidation.
- GBF 450: Finance: This course covers key principles of finance necessary to understand
and implement the finance function in an organization and carry out the financial analysis
that justifies the decision-making process.
- GBF 460: Multinational Finance Management: This course examines the financial issues
facing managers and firms involved in the international transfer of assets, goods and
services. The main topics explored will be the foreign exchange market, the management offoreign exchange risk, and investment and financing decisions in international capital
- GBF 470: Financial Statement Analysis: This course aims to take the analysis of financial
accounts beyond simple ratio analysis. It provides an understanding of the relationship
between information and the movement of share prices. Each lecture will be backed up by
classes which will be concerned with a practical issue.
- GBF 480: Entrepreneurial Finance: This course deals with private equity and venture
finance from inception of the idea, milestone planning, to the harvesting (exiting) of the
- GBF 490: Contemporary Topics in Banking and Finance: This course covers topical
ethical issues relating to the financial sector, such as: fraud, market manipulation, insider
dealing, high speed trading, fiduciary responsibilities, conflicts of interest, predatory and
responsible lending and borrowing, socially and environmentally responsible investment and
sustainability, Islamic finance.
- GBF 500: Corporate Governance: The course will consider the fundamental issue of how
corporations are run. The focus is on debates around how to improve the functioning of
corporations in the post-Enron era and aims to develop an understanding of what constitutes
good corporate governance and what the impact is of regulations and codes of practice.
- GBF 510: Operations Management: This course introduces students to the intricacies of
managing processes and operations. The course starts with a view of Operations
Management in context, differentiating between the areas of strategy, design, operational
resources management and quality improvement.