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Financial Markets

Code: 1GE302     Acronym: MF

Classification Keyword
CNAEF Management and administration
OFICIAL Management Studies

Instance: 2016/2017 - 1S

Active? Yes
Responsible unit: Management
Course/CS Responsible: Bachelor in Business Administration

Cycles of Study/Courses

Acronym No. of Students Study Plan Curricular Years Credits UCN Credits ECTS Contact hours Total Time
LGES 161 Bologna Syllabus since 2012 3 - 6 42 162

Teaching Staff - Responsibilities

Teacher Responsibility
Júlio Fernando Seara Sequeira da Mota Lobão

Teaching - Hours

Theoretical and practical : 3,00
Type Teacher Classes Hour
Theoretical and practical Totals 3 9,00
António de Melo da Costa Cerqueira 0,00
Júlio Fernando Seara Sequeira da Mota Lobão 9,00

Teaching language



In this course we discuss some of the main financial decisions of a corporate manager. We also look at the theories and applications related with asset valuation. The course is also concerned with the characteristics and analysis of individual securities, as well as the theory and practice of optimal combining securities into portfolios. Finally we give attention to derivatives instruments and their valuation.

Learning outcomes and competences

1) Develop the economic and financial analysis at the firm level 2) Understanding of markets and financial instruments in terms of their functions and main features; 3) Learn the principles of decision making and financial evaluation and their implementation 4) Learn the theories underlying the optimal choices in terms of risk / return; 5) Identify main derivatives and their pricing.

Working method



1. Economic and Financial Analysis Financial Statement Analysis. Solvency and Profitability.

2. Portfolio analysis

3. Bond evaluation

4. Stock pricing

5. Derivatives. Futures

6. Derivatives. Options

Mandatory literature

Elísio BRANDÃO ;Finanças, 5ª edição, Elísio BRANDÃO , 2008. ISBN: 972-95501-8-2
ROSS S., WESTERFIELD R. e JAFFE J. ;Corporate Finance, 5ª edição, McGraw-Hill, 1999
BRIGHAM E. e GAPENSKI L. ;Intermediate Financial Management, 5ª edição, The Dryden Press, 1996
LEVASSEUR M. e QUINTART A. ;Finance, 3ª edição, Económica, 1998

Teaching methods and learning activities

Theoretical and practical lessons.

Evaluation Type

Distributed evaluation without final exam

Assessment Components

Designation Weight (%)
Exame 40,00
Teste 40,00
Trabalho escrito 20,00
Total: 100,00

Amount of time allocated to each course unit

Designation Time (hours)
Estudo autónomo 120,00
Frequência das aulas 42,00
Total: 162,00

Calculation formula of final grade

Distributed evaluation or final exam

Classification improvement

In accordance with FEP's evaluation regulations.
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