KTTP4110 Introduction to Finance (8 cr)

Study level:
Basic studies
Grading scale:
Responsible organisation:
Jyväskylä University School of Business and Economics
Curriculum periods:
2017-2018, 2018-2019, 2019-2020



The lecture course gives an introduction to finance and to financial markets. The key points are asset pricing, portfolio diversification and optimization, the concept of risk, and efficient market hypothesis. In addition, the lecture course gives an introduction to basic corporate finance including topics such as the evaluation of investment projects, capital structure of a corporation and the determination of dividend policy.

Completion methods

Book exam

Assessment details

Accepted completion of the designated assignments. The assessment criteria of the course is specified in the study program annually.

Learning outcomes

At the end of the lecture course students are expected to be able to:
• recognize, define, and report basic concepts and theories of finance and to evaluate the applications and restrictions of these theories
• to apply theories of finance to investment decisions and basic problems of corporate finance
• to identify, report and analyze the structure of financial markets and the behavior of financial institutions at a general level
• to analyze market behavior and report the analysis results

Description of prerequisites

KTTP2110 Principles of Economics

Study materials



  • Brealey, R., Myers, S. & Allen, F. 2011. Principles of Corporate Finance. 10. painos.; ISBN: 978-0-07-131417-6

Completion methods

Method 1

Select all marked parts
Parts of the completion methods
Unpublished assessment item