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Finance (2012/2013)

Study Cycle: Second Cycle (Postgraduate)
Faculty: Business and Economics
Academic year: 2023 / 2024
Title: Master of Economic Sciences / Module: Finance
ECTS: 60 (1 year) Accrediation
Program’s aims are:
  • Raising the level of management and supervision of enterprises and development of contemporary management;
  • Training and developing of contemporary profile managers: entrepreneurs, prepared to take actions, as well as risks related to any initiative, flexible, determined and courageous individuals;
  • Education of highly-qualified and professional managers with leadership abilities and desire to face the risks of the new millennium;
  • Creation of managers with new perspectives and way of reasoning, developing of skills for predicting the future and taking the risks and possibilities that emerge in the business of the 21st century.

Graduates in this area will acquire general and specific competencies including the ability for analysing and synthesising as a general learning skill. Further more, students will have the ability to:  interpret business data, economic indicators, to interpret prospects, executive reports, resumes, feasibility studies. They will obtain planning abilities, organising skills, decision making, abilities to control and review business decisions within the organization, ability to motivate in order to achieve business goals, ability to apply quantitative methods, enquiry methods. They will be capable to apply theoretical methods in order to resolve business problems and to develop business plans/strategic plans (short-term, mid-term and long-term). They will be able to govern the organization in transition periods and able to create conditions for local economic development as well as to distinguish competitive advantages for particular areas.

Knowledge and understanding
  • Has knowledge and understanding of theoretical and practical aspects of the finance, specifically in: corporate finance, portfolio and risk management, managerial, cost and financial ¬accounting, international finance;
  • Has knowledge and understanding of the functions of financial institutions, money and banks, and financial management;
  • Has knowledge and skills for planning, capital budgeting, organizing and investing the financial means and appropriate use of financial instruments both in private and public sector.
Applying knowledge and understanding
  • Take active participation in tasks and activities related to finance in various institutions;
  • Summarize and analyze the relevant financial information to local and regional governments for decision making;
  • Apply the theoretical and practical knowledge and skills for analyzing, forecasting, and making decisions for capital investments, dividend policy and capital structure, risk management relating to finance;
Making judgement
  • Making decision for financial markets and institutions and business such as:  financial analysis and planning, portfolio management, financial statements;
  • Evaluate financial strategies and investment plans and risk assessments;
Communication skills
  • Make presentations of various financial topics in private and public sector and use contemporary tools for decision makers;
  • Express own ideas and conclusions and the reasons behind them to a broad audience;
  • Prepare financial reports for the private and public sector; 
  • Guide teams in different projects in order to solve key policy issue related to financial and economic issues
Learning skills
  • Apply the learning methods and analysis tools developed to further study and improve their own knowledge;
  • Identify the most appropriate tools and learning paths to develop their own cultural and specific knowledge and professional skills.

Semester 1

  • [6 ECTS] Research Methodology
    Quantitative and qualitative methods of study and their application in studies of economics and business’s surveys and their analysis, case studies, regression analysis, using statistical software such as SPSS and Microfit.
  • [6 ECTS] International Finances
    International Finances is a scientific discipline which is in constant expansion. The current financial markets are global in the true sense of the word. There is no such a student who studies Economics and Finances that can fully understand the contemporary movements in the national economies and the world economy without appropriate knowledge from the field of International Finances. The topics covered in this course- the issue of balance of payment movements, exchange rate determinants, factors that affect the international capital currents, business philosophy of the multinational companies and the international financial institutions and others, are not a focus of interest of small academic economists or specialized professionals. The knowledge from this course serves as a background for the students expecting to find positions related to international investments, international banking and multinational business activities.
  • [6 ECTS] Financial Report Analisys
    Basics of Financial Analysis, Types of Financial Analysis, Frame for Financial Report Analysis, Financial Reporting System, Basic Financial Reports, Accounting gains and means, Monetary Flow Analysis, Basics of Quotients and the Fiscal Analysis, Integrated Analysis, Analysis of Long-term Assets, Analysis of Financial Liabilities, Analysis of Financial Reports, Synthesis, Analysis of the Capital Structure.
  • [6 ECTS] Elective course 1
    • Public Finances
    • Money and Banks
    • Financial Markets and Institutions
    • Management Information Systems
  • [6 ECTS] Elective course 2
    • Public Finances
    • Money and Banks
    • Financial Markets and Institutions
    • Management Information Systems

Semester 2

  • [24 ECTS] Master Thesis
    After passing examinations, the student may begin the procedure of filing, making and public defense of the thesis topic. The student chooses the mentor, who gives him instructions for preparation of the application of master theses. The application must be granted by the Graduate Studies Educational Collegium and the Scientific and Academic Council of the Faculty. After preparing the final version of Masters Thesis, Academic-Scientific Council of Faculty forms a three-member committee, which prepares the report, which is may be accepted or rejected. The positive report is approved by the Academic-Scientific Council and it is set the date of public defense. After successfully defending the thesis, the student gains the degree - Master of Economic Sciences / Field: Finance.
  • [6 ECTS] Free elective course 1
    • Total Quality Management
    • International Business
    • Selected Topics in IT Applications for Preparing a Scientific Paper
    • Applications for Statistical data Processing