014615 Introduction to Financial Management

General Course Description

The course will impart basic and advanced concepts in financial accounting and management, such that the student will be able to understand and analyze a financial report, especially in areas related to real estate.

Weekly Lecture Topics

  1. General introduction and accounting principles
    2. Principles of accounting records and different depreciation methods
    3. Types of business and economic models
    4. Structure of a financial report, balance and profit & loss reports
    5. Accounting, taxation and funding in real estate
    6. Cash flows
    7. Analysis of financial reports, cost of capital, financial stability and leverage
    8. Worthwhileness of investments given risks and lifecycle costs
    9. Different topics

Prerequisites

014603 – Engineering Economics
014606 – Introduction to Construction Management

Contact Hours

Lecture: 2 hours
Recitation: 1 hour
Credit: 2.5