Financial management in agribusiness (152076)

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Course description

Module components are: Basic concepts of financial management, Financial Analysis, Financial forecast, Decision making on long-term capital investments, The fundamental characteristics of business finance, Key financial decisions of the company, Sources and use of financial funds, Provision of financial resources, Financial planning,. Financial growth planning, Analysis of capital investments decisions, Analysis of financing sources, Analysis of the financial position of enterprises in agribusiness, Analysis of financial indicators, The dynamics of the financial system and business levers.

Type of course

ECTS: 3.00

English language: L2

Teaching hours: 30
Lectures: 20
Practicum: 6
Seminar: 4

Associate teacher for exercises
Associate teacher for seminars

Sufficient (2): 60 %
Good (3): 70 %
Very good (4): 80 %
Excellent (5): 90 %

General competencies

Master the basic knowledge and techniques of financial management in agribusiness.

Types of instruction

  • Lectures
    about forms of business organization in the agribusiness, financial environment of business systems, risk and making decisions about financing and financial analysis of business
  • Auditory Exercises
    in the field of agrobusiness (forms of business organization in the agribusiness, financial environment of business systems, risk and making decisions about financing and financial analysis of business)
  • Seminars
    related to the financial analysis in agribusiness

Learning outcomes

Learning outcome Evaluation methods
Identify objectives of financial management written
Compare business objectives of different business subjects written
Argued opinion on the advantages and disadvantages of different forms of funding written
Establish systems of economic and financial indicators in the economy written
Create business financing scheme written

Working methods

Teachers' obligations

Auditory exercises and lectures
Assistance in the preparation of seminars

Students' obligations

Participating in teaching

Methods of grading

Evaluation elements Maximum points or Share in evaluation Grade rating scale Grade Direct teaching hours Total number of average student workload ECTS
Adoption of program content-final written exam 100% up to 16
Insufficient (1)
Sufficient (2)
Good (3)
Very good (4)
Excellent (5)
20 60 2
Activities at seminar sessions 4 15 0.5
Continuous attendance 6 15 0.5
Total 100 % 30 90 3

Weekly class schedule

  1. The basics of financial management L - Definition, the role and goals of financial management.
  2. The business goal and types of business organisation in agribusiness L - Financial management and financial manager, the cash flow and competitiveness
  3. The types of business organisation in agribusiness L - The types of business organisations in agribusiness, the business goals of agribusiness enterprise
  4. The financial environment of enterprise L - Financial system and specificities of agriculture, Elasticity and stability of financial system
  5. Long term and short term business financing L - Short, medium and long term financing of enterprises in agribusiness, Methods for choosing the financing source, Distribution of financial result, Investment at material and financial assets
  6. The risk, returns and model for determining the cost of capital invested (CAPM) L - The risk and financial management, The methods for risk measurement, CAPM model
  7. The business financial analysis L - The term business analysis, Financing and company liquidity analysis, the term and structure of assets at agribusiness, assets analysis
  8. The business financial analysis L - The financial analysis indicators, the economic financial indicator systems
  9. The financial reports analysis L - Financial reports, Report notes
  10. Model for credit worthiness of agribusiness evaluation L - The computer models for evaluation of credit worthiness, Agribusiness adaptation
  11. The procedures and methods of financial analysis A - Comparable financial report and horizontal financial analysis, structured financial report and vertical financial analysis
  12. The example of business structure and assets dynamics at agribusiness A - Term and structure of agribusiness enterprise assets
  13. The example of procedures and methods for agribusiness financial analysis A - The structure of company's assets, the analysis of structure, usage, statics and dynamics of fixed asset and current asset
  14. Variety of seminars in agribusiness S - The examples of financial analysis of agribusiness enterprises, Choosing the seminar topics
  15. Seminar presentation S - Seminar presentation

Obligatory literature

  1. Van Horne, J.C.: Financijsko upravljanje i politika (financijski menagement), Mate, Zagreb, 1993.
  2. Barry/Ellinger/Hopkin/Baker: Financial Management in Agriculture, Interstate Pulishers, Danville, Illinis, 2000
  3. Koontz, H., Weihrich, H., (1993): Management, Deseto izdanje, McGraw-Hill Inc., Mate d.o.o., Zagreb
  4. Deželjin J., Vujić V., (1995), Vlasništvo, poduzetništvo, management, Rijeka
  5. Grgić Zoran, Očić V., Šakić Bobić B., (2006): Osnove računovodstva i financijska analiza poslovanja poljoprivrednog poduzeća – interna skripta, Agronomski fakultet u Zagrebu

Recommended literature

  1. Vukičević M, 2006, Financije poduzeće, Globus, Zagreb
  2. Brigham,E.F.: Fundamentals of Financial Management, The Dryden Press, Fort Worth, 1992
  3. Gittinger, J. Price (1982):"Economic Analysis of Agricultural Projects", Second Edition, The John Hopkins University Press, Baltimore & London, UK
  4. Grgić Z., 1998, Analiza poslovanja poljoprivrednog poduzeća, interna skripta za studente PE odsjeka Agronomskog fakulteta u Zagrebu
  5. Sikavica, P., Skoko, H., Tipurić, D. i M. Dalić, Poslovno odlučivanje teorija i praksa donošenja odluka, Informator, Zagreb, 1994.

Similar course at related universities

  • Business Management, Faculty of Agriculture, Osijek
  • Financial Econometrics, University of Hohenheim

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