Bachelor Course in Finance I

30 credits

This full-semester course in finance comprises the following four modules:

• Accounting theory: This module covers theories that helps you understand the foundations of the international accounting standard IFRS and the role of accounting in business and society. The course contains a basic orientation in IFRS.

• Econometrics: The module covers various econometric models used in research in financial economics.

• Portfolio choice theory: The module gives an orientation in portfolio choice theory and behavioural finance, covering issues such as optimal portfolio choice, valuation of bonds, equities and derivatives, and interest-rate calculation and analysis of the yield curve.

• Corporate finance I: This module focuses on corporate finance issues, such as capital structure, the operations of capital markets, cost of capital estimation and company valuation.

The course is aimed at students who have already completed at least two years of university-level studies, of which at least one year is in business administration. In combination with the course Bachelor course in finance II and prior studies that fulfils the requirements of Linnaeus University, it can lead to a bachelor degree.


Växjö is a modern city with more than 80,000 inhabitants. The city has been declared "the Greenest City in Europe" because of its focus on environmentally sound solutions and the environmental programs implemented.

Being a student in Växjö you have easy access to everything – the city centre, the woods and the lakes. The pedestrian path from campus around Lake Växjösjön reaches almost all the way to the city centre and is perfect for jogging or taking long walks.

Campus Växjö is modeled along the lines of an American campus university and is the natural meeting place for students in Växjö. Campus is always bustling with life, and students move between lecture rooms, the University Library and the restaurants, pubs and outdoor recreational areas.