Finance for Family Business Managers

Master's degree in Family Business Management and Entrepreneurship

ECTS; 1º Ano, 2º Semestre, 30,0 T + 15,0 TP


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This unit aims at exploring a number of corporate finance related issues with a special interest to family-owned businesses, including: the role of the financial manager and financial intermediation; the risk/yield relationship; the conflicts between the owners and the mediators; the main sources...

Brief review of basic principles of finance; Agency Theory; Market efficiency and signaling; Type of equity issue; Dividend Policy; Capital Structure and Financing Policy,Valuation of companies and businesses.

Evaluation Methodology
Overall mark is the weighted average of a number of assessment components as follows:
Individual problem solving(10%)
Oral presentation to peers(15%)
Individual summary of several papers(15%)
Group case study(10%)
Written test(50%)


Method of interaction
Combined theoretical and practical classes supported by multimedia resources and software as well as critical analysis of real cases that will help the students to develop the ability to make appropriate financial decisions.

Software used in class