シラバス Syllabus

授業名 Introduction to Finance
Course Title Introduction to Finance
担当教員 Instructor Name May May Ho
コード Couse Code NUC430_N21B
授業形態 Class Type 講義 Regular course
授業形式 Class Format Live Virtual
単位 Credits 2
言語 Language EN
科目区分 Course Category 教養教育科目 / Liberal Arts
学位 Degree BBA
開講情報 Terms / Location 2021 UG Nisshin Term4

授業の概要 Course Overview


The casestudies will assist students to develop their "Frontier Spirit" to equip them to succeed in the globalised business reality.

In this course, we will use active learning to explore the world of Finance. We will explore real-world case studies to breathe life into the finance concepts and understand how they are applied in the business world.
Application of financial models and accounting concepts into casestudies.

本授業の該当ラーニングゴール Learning Goals

*本学の教育ミッションを具現化する形で設定されています。

LG1 Critical Thinking
LG2 Diversity Awareness
LG3 Ethical Decision Making
LG4 Effective Communication
LG6 Managerial Perspectives (BBA)

受講後得られる具体的スキルや知識 Learning Outcomes


- How to understand key financial terms as they are used in the business world.
- Computation of Net Present Value
- Analysis of company decisions
- Solve problems from a business management perspective

SDGsとの関連性 Relevance to Sustainable Development Goals

Goal 4 質の高い教育をみんなに(Quality Education)

教育手法 Teaching Method

教育手法 Teaching Method % of Course Time
インプット型 Traditional 20 %
参加者中心型 Participant-Centered Learning ケースメソッド Case Method 80 %
フィールドメソッド Field Method 0 %
合計 Total 100 %

学習方法、レポート、課題に対するフィードバック方法 Course Approach, Report, Feedback methods

Subject topics will be taught using case studies. Pre-reading is essential. MCQ, Quizzes and questions will be provided before class to facilitate understanding of related information and relevant case studies. All preparations should be done before class. Presentation, discussion and exchange of ideas will be done during class.

8 hours are recommended for class preparations.
1. Read the suggested topics 1 hour
2. Attempt MCQ or short quiz regarding the topics 1 hour
3. Read case studies 2 hours
4. Prepare answer answers for the case studies 4 hours

In class: feedback provided immediately
MCQ or short quiz to be completed before class: feedback provided immediately after answer given
Write up before class: feedback given in class or shortly after discussion

授業スケジュール Course Schedule

第1日(Day1)

○ Week 1: Introduction to financing
■ Analyse financial statements to understand how different industries have different sets of numbers. Discuss how different industries require different forms of investments and funding requirements.


●使用するケース
■ Case: The Case of the Unidentified Industries - 2018

第2日(Day2)

○ Week 2: Introduce Key Finance Models
■ Discuss how such finance models are still applicable in today's finance world


●使用するケース
■ Case: Apple, Einhorn and iPrefs

第3日(Day3)

○ Week 3: Introductions to derivatives and risk management
■ Introduction to derivatives, discuss the impact of derivatives on investment and financing decisions and discuss how dividends are received as an investing company


●使用するケース
■ Case: The Galaxy Dividend Income Growth Fund's Option Investment Strategies

第4日(Day4)

○ Week 4: Introduction to derivatives, market efficiency and understand drivers of price sensitivities
■ Introduction to key terms for market efficiencies, understand price sensitivities, understand Net Present Value and Internal Rate of Return tools


●使用するケース
■ Case: Wilson Family

第5日(Day5)

○ Week 5: Capital budgeting
■ Introduce basic concepts of capital budgeting, including cashflow calculation and decision metrics, determine cashflow appropriate to consider for a potential project, forecast a project's cashflow, calculate Net Present Value


●使用するケース
■ Case: Sneaker

第6日(Day6)

○ Week 6: Application of time value of money
■ Review and provide practical applications of several time-value-of-money concepts, provide understanding of how to estimate cashflows and explain the importance of opportunity costs, compute Net Present Value


●使用するケース
■ Case: Time Value of Money: The Buy versus Rent Decision

第7日(Day7)

○ Week 7: Further Application of time value of money
■ Further analysis of Net Present value, Analyse assumptions in greater details


●使用するケース
■ Case: Calabash Community Hospital

成績評価方法 Evaluation Criteria

*成績は下記該当項目を基に決定されます。
講師用内規準拠 Method of Assessment Weights
予習レポート Preparation Report 0 %
コールドコール Cold Call 20 %
授業内での挙手発言 Class Contribution 30 %
ケース試験 Case Exam 0 %
参加者による相互評価 Peer Assessment 0 %
シミュレーション成績 Simulation 20 %
小テスト Quizzes / Tests 0 %
最終レポート Final Report 30 %
期末試験 Final Exam 0 %
合計 Total 100 %

評価の留意事項 Notes on Evaluation Criteria

Submission of 3 business reports are required.

使用ケース一覧 List of Cases

    ケースは使用しません。

教科書 Textbook

  • Various「Open textbook」Various(N/A)

参考文献・資料 Additional Readings and Resource

Provided in coursepack

授業調査に対するコメント Comment on Course Evaluation

Past students feedback have been taken into consideration.

担当教員のプロフィール About the Instructor 


Ho May May qualified as an Associate Chartered Accountant (“ACA”) under the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) in 2007 after training with Ernst and Young in London. In 2017, she became a Fellow Chartered Accountant (“FCA”) under the ICAEW. In 2019, she was also awarded Business and Finance Professional (“BFP”) under the ICAEW. She is also a Singapore Chartered
Accountant and holds an MSc in International Business from the University of Lancaster, UK.

She has experience in financial auditing at Ernst and Young before moving on to regulatory reporting at Merrill Lynch and later the Royal Bank of Scotland. In 2020, she will be taking up the position of Visiting Professor at Hosei University in Tokyo, Japan. Since 2011, she has embarked on an academic and writing career drawing on her experiences and expertise.







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