Course: Financial Analysis

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Course title Financial Analysis
Course code KUF/FA
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Lesson
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 6
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory, Compulsory-optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Zdeněk Radek, Ing. Ph.D.
Course content
1. Field, main aims and users of financial analysis, data sources. 2. Techniques and methods of financial analysis. 3. Economic indicators and their classification. 4. Analysis of efficiency of a company. 5. Analysis of financial position of a company. 6. Analysis of cash flow and financial funds. 7. Analysis of market value indicators. 8. Economic value added. 9. Financial distress and financial health of a company. 10. Long-term and short-term financial planning.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic (reading, lecture, briefing), E-learning, Individual preparation for exam
  • Preparation for exam - 48 hours per semester
  • Class attendance - 42 hours per semester
  • Preparation for classes - 38 hours per semester
  • Preparation for credit - 40 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
The aim of this course is to provide students with the basic knowledge of financial analysis and planning and basic skills of calculation and evaluation of economic indicators.
Students understand the principle of financial analysis and financial reporting. They are able to perform basic methods of financial analysis.
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Assessment methods and criteria
Oral examination, Test

Credit Requirements: Successful completion of test (min. 50%). Elaboration of course tasks. Examination Requirements: Knowledge of the theory within the range of categories.
Recommended literature
  • Fridson, M., & Alvarez, F. Financial Statement Analysis: A Practitioner's Guide. Hoboken: Wiley, 2011. ISBN 978-0-470-63560-5.
  • Grünwald, R., Holečková, J. Finanční analýza a plánování podniku. Praha: Ekopress, 2009. ISBN 978-80-86929-26-2.
  • Růčková, P. Finanční analýza. Metody, ukazatele, využití v praxi (5th ed.). Praha: Grada, 2015.
  • Sedláček, J. Finanční analýza podniku. Brno: Computer Press, 2011. ISBN 978-80-251-3386-6.
  • Zdeněk, R. Finanční analýza a plánování: Sbírka řešených příkladů. České Budějovice, 2016. ISBN 978-80-7394-611-1.

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Category of Branch/Specialization Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty: Faculty of Economics Study plan (Version): Financial and Insurance Mathematics (4) Category: Mathematics courses 3 Recommended year of study:3, Recommended semester: Summer
Faculty: Faculty of Economics Study plan (Version): Accounting and Financial Management (4) Category: Economy 3 Recommended year of study:3, Recommended semester: Summer