Bachelor Course in Finance I

30 credits

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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.


Roughly 15 minutes with a bike from the city centre, you will find Linnaeus University’s campus. It is like a small society with the university, student accommodation, and student life. Here you become part of a creative knowledge environment.

What will you come across on an excursion in Växjö – the city of contrasts? You will find good restaurants, a celebrated hockey team, and cozy cafés where you can enjoy a latte with lingonberry flavour. In Växjö, beautiful nature is always just around the corner; the city is surrounded by lakes and forests. Students like the combination of the city centre and the active student life on campus. Your dream of the future starts here!

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