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IESEG School of Management ( IÉSEG )

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Niveau Année de formation Période Langue d'enseignement 
Professeur(s) responsable(s)C.BARBARET
Intervenant(s)Nicolas Polounovsky

Pré requis

The students should be able to understand all the basics of Finance : the three main statements, ratios, valuation. They should also know the basics of financial analysis (how to look at the environment and the strategy of a company).

Objectifs du cours

At the end of the course, the student should be able to :
a- understand how forecasts are built
b- be able to build forecasts with an excel spreadsheet
c- realise that the three financial statements are related and that the main issue of a company is to generate cash
d- realise that it is with all this understanding that they will be able to make good valuations

Contenu du cours

a) Introduction : why is it important to build reliable forecasts
b) Some financial analysis reminders : looking at the environment and the strategy of a company, understanding its main financial statements
c) Focus on the CF statement
c) How to build forecasts
d) How to use these forecasts

Modalités d'enseignement

Organisation du cours

TypeNombre d'heuresRemarques
Face to face
Interactive class16,00  
Independent work
Reference manual 's readings5,00  
Independent study
Group Project12,00  
Estimated personal workload12,00  
Charge de travail globale de l'étudiant50,00  

Méthodes pédagogiques

  • Tutorial
  • Research
  • Project work
  • Interactive class


The assesment will be divided in three : 1) a participation grade, based on the way students interact and on exercises done during the class, 2) a written assignment based on real life cases 3) a final exam.

Type de ContrôleDuréeNombrePondération
Continuous assessment
Final Exam
Written exam2,00140,00
Written Report0,00140,00
TOTAL     100,00


  • Corporate Finance by Vernimmen (Wiley) -

  • Principles of corporate finance by Richard Brealey, Stewart Myers and Franklin Allen (McGraw-Hill) -

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