Syllabus Business Administration Ma, Alternative Perspective on Finance, 7,5 credits

General data

  • Code: FÖ029A
  • Subject/Main field: Företagsekonomi
  • Cycle: Second cycle
  • Credits: 7.5
  • Progressive specialization: A1N - Second cycle, has only first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
  • Answerable department: Economics, Geography, Law and Tourism
  • Answerable faculty: Faculty of Human Sciences
  • Established: 2/1/2007
  • Date of change: 6/18/2018
  • Version valid from: 8/1/2018


The aim of the course is to stimulate to a reflective and critical approach to theories and practical applications within finance. This is done by highlighting alternative perspectives on financing.

Course objectives

After having gone through the course the student should be able to

- Define and explain central concepts within finance
- Independently discuss and critically evaluate important issues in a multi-dimensional environment
- Analyze, distinguish, and formulate finance problems and independently gather and deal with material from formulated issues
- Independently delineate, design, and work out written tasks with relevance for theory and issue
- Independently accomplish oppositions, actively and independently contribute in seminar discussions, and present articles and own work


The course deals partly with classical and contemporary theories, partly with contemporary knowledge, within finance. Particular attention is directed to the practical application of the theories.

Entry requirements

At least 150 credits including Business Administration GR (A) and (B) 60 credits and (C) at least 22.5 credits.

Selection rules and procedures

The selection process is in accordance with the Higher Education Ordinance and the local order of admission.

Teaching form

Teaching consists of lectures, seminars and various types of exercises. Seminars and guest lectures are mandatory. Some teaching subjects are mandatory.

The distance course's education consists of published material and communication in an online education program, as well as compulsory assignments.

Language of instruction may be English.

Student responsibility: Students are responsible for their own learning and are expected to independently seek information and take their own responsibility in both individual and joint work.

Restrictions on teaching: teaching and support from course teacher are offered only in connection with the course when the student is admitted to the course.

Examination form

Examination is conducted through a written test and mandatory assignments.

Criteria for assessment: see discipline specific criteria for marking:

Grading system

The grades A, B, C, D, E, Fx and F are given on the course. On this scale the grades A through E represent pass levels, whereas Fx and F represent fail levels.

Course reading

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