AE201115 - Investment and Financial Analysis


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Home exam
Grade: Letters

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Home exam 100/100 4 hours A

Course content

  • Budgeting of cash flows
  • Interest Expense
  • Calculation of present values and annuities
  • Internal rate of Return
  • Loan
  • Tax and investment
  • Inflation
  • Capital Market Theory
  • Required return
  • Portfolio Theory
  • Liquidity management
  • Working capital

Learning outcome


  • The student will have knowledge about the importance of cash flows in investment decisions.
  • The student will have knowledge about the time value of money and how it affects the profitability of investments.
  • The students will have knowledge of properties that affect the return requirement for an investment.



  • The student should be able to interpret and make decisions based on different investment calculations.
  • The student will know which variables that are important to decision-making.
  • The student should be able to carry out a quantitative analysis to rank different investment and financing options.
  • The student should be able to calculate the relevant capital cost.


General competence:

  • The student will understand how central investment analysis is for the entire enterprise.
  • The student should be able to make use of investment analysis in practical situations.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures. Students should work on tasks to learn the curriculum. Students are encouraged to work in groups.

Compulsory assignments

  • Mandatory assignment

Further on evaluation

Supporting material allowed on exams:

Approved calculator regarding NTNUs support material code B-D "specific basic calculator". Other calculators that are allowed in the course are: Casio FC-100V and Texas Instruments - BAII Plus.


Minimum attendance of 80 % at exercise sessions. Mandatory assignments to be announced at course start.

Specific conditions

Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Biomarine innovation (298BMI)
Business Administration (BØA)
Business Administration (ØA369)
Business Administration (ØABACHELOR)
Business Management (162AL)
Marketing, Innovation and Management (359ML)
Shipping management (432SM)

Required previous knowledge

Requires admission to study programme

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
BØA2200 7.5 SPRING 2017
AE201106 7.5 AUTUMN 2020
BØA2001 7.5 AUTUMN 2020
BØA8004 7.5 AUTUMN 2020
SMF2111F 7.5 AUTUMN 2020
TIØ4105 5.0 AUTUMN 2020
More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Intermediate course, level II


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2022

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Ålesund

Subject area(s)
  • Economics and Administration
Contact information
Course coordinator:

Department with academic responsibility
Department of International Business


Examination arrangement: Home exam

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Spring ORD Home exam (1) 100/100 A





Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.
  • 1) Merk at eksamensform er endret som et smittevernstiltak i den pågående koronasituasjonen.

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