Introduction to Finance

  • Level: Master 1
  • Period: Semester 1
  • Language: English
  • Credits: 3 ECTS
  • Teacher/Coordinator: Van Hong Vu

Main Objectives

Understand and master the technical skills to analyze financial statements.
Learn French accounting standards and how managerial decisions affect the financial reports.
Be able to construct, read and analysis the three most common financial statement: the income statement, balance sheet and cash-flow statement.
Be able to make a cost accounting analysis.

Skills Developed

  • Be able to understand how firm decisions affect a financial report.
  • Be able to analyze firm financial health.

General Content

  1. Generality about accounting
  2. The Balance sheet and Income Statement:
    1. How to construct them?
    2. How to analyze them?
  3. The Cash-flow statement: construction and analysis
  4. Cost accounting analysis: from the raw material to the finished good, how much does it cost?


Written exam and a firm financial analysis


Van Hong Vu
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