SMF2296 - 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

Course content

Budgeting of cash flows

Interest Expense

Calculation of present values and annuities

Internal rate of Return


Tax and investment


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

Students should complete assignments to acquire the material. Students are encouraged to work in groups.

70% compulsory attendance during practice hours in addition to mandatory practice activities and presentations

Compulsory assignments

  • Assignment

Further on evaluation

Requires admission to study programme


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.

Specific conditions

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

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Business Administration (BØA)
Business Administration (ØABACHELOR)
Business Administration and Management (BØKLED)

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
SMF2296F 7.5
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: -

Location: Gjøvik

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

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Industrial Economics and Technology Management


Examination arrangement: Home exam

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





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.
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