The course aims to deepen the understanding of criteria and methodologies for the analysis of financial equilibrium. Students will acquire skills and abilities to identify problems and make appropriate choices in the field of firm financial management. The theme is contextualized within the institutional framework of the Basel Accords, which altered bank-firm relationships and implied incentives to raise the quality of credit relations.
At the end of the course, students will have acquired:
a. the knowledge required to understand and describe in detail the concept of financial equilibrium, as a condition for firm competitiveness on capital markets, and also knowledge of methodologies for the analysis and monitoring of financial management.
b. the knowledge of financial theory guidelines for the optimization of financial choices in the use of capital and the ability to apply methodologies for the analysis of performance in terms of value creation;
c. the ability to plan and monitor firm growth paths and critically assess financial sustainability using independent judgment;
d. communication skills with company and bank management in the analysis of financial statements and business plans for the evaluation of creditworthiness;
e. the knowledge of working methods for financial analysis and the ability to critically evaluate, with independent judgment, the degree of potential stability of firms in relation to adverse dynamics of the economic cycle, market conditions and the resulting degree of creditworthiness.