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.


Linnaeus University’s campus is located roughly 15 minutes with bicycle from the city centre. Campus is like a small society in its own right, with the university, student accommodation and student life all in one place. Everything happens on campus – here you become part of a creative knowledge environment and an eventful student life.

What will you find when exploring Växjö? There is a great selection of restaurants and cosy cafés. There is a large lake in the city centre, beautiful nature is always nearby. Many students enjoy the combination of the city centre in Växjö and life on campus. This is where your dream of the future begins!