Department of Business Administration
Dean:Dr. Friðrik Már Baldursson
MSc in Corporate Finance
Learning OutcomesView
Education cycle2
Degree titleMaster in Corporate Finance
Mandatory course on majorTeaching language
Optional course on majorPrerequisites for course
Haustönn/Fall 2019
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More infoInnovation and Entrepreneurship: A field of knowledge and practiceElectiveV-703-INENECTS 7,5
More infoFundamentals in Tourism and Hospitality ManagementElectiveV-704-FTHMECTS 7,5
More infoFinancial Reporting and Accounting Standards IElectiveV-705-FIR1ECTS 7,5
More infoAuditing, Auditing Standards and Ethics in Accounting and AuditingElectiveV-706-AUD1ECTS 7,5
More infoStrategic ManagementElectiveV-712-STJOECTS 7,5
More infoOrganizational PsychologyElectiveV-715-ORPSECTS 7,5
More infoAdvanced Business InformaticsElectiveV-725-ABINECTS 7,5
More infoStaffing: from recruitment to terminationElectiveV-730-STRTECTS 7,5
More infoLabour lawElectiveV-731-LALAECTS 3,75
More infoChange management and leadershipElectiveV-736-CMLEECTS 7,5
More infoInternational MarketingElectiveV-736-INMAECTS 7,5
More infoAdvanced and digital marketingElectiveV-738-ADDMECTS 7,5
More infoEnterprise ArchitecturesElectiveV-746-ENARECTS 7,5
More infoInternshipElectiveV-748-INTEECTS 7,5
More infoInternshipElectiveV-748-INTEECTS 7,5
More infoCorporate FinanceCoreV-765-CORPECTS 7,5
More infoInternational FinanceCoreV-767-INTFECTS 7,5
More infoCorporate TaxationElectiveV-772-TAX1ECTS 7,5
More infoAdvanced Topics in Emerging TechnologiesElectiveV-795-ATETECTS 7,5
More infoPerformance ManagementElectiveV-830-PEMAECTS 3,75
More infoPortfolio ManagementCoreV-862-PORTECTS 7,5
More infoEquity AnalysisCoreV-863-EQUIECTS 7,5
More infoMSc ThesisElectiveV-888-THHLECTS 7,5
More infoResearch ProposalCoreV-898-REPRECTS 0
More infoMSc ThesisCoreV-898-THESECTS 30
More infoExchange StudiesElectiveX-699-EXCHECTS 30
Vorönn/Spring 2020
More infoIntegrated Project I; Conceive and DesignElectiveT-800-INT1ECTS 8
More infoGlobal Issues in Travel and TourismElectiveV-711-GLTTECTS 7,5
More infoConsumer BehaviorElectiveV-712-COBEECTS 3,75
More infoInnovation ManagementElectiveV-713-INNMECTS 7,5
More infoBusiness Process ManagementElectiveV-716-BPMAECTS 7,5
More infoFixed Income AnalysisElectiveV-716-FINCECTS 3,75
More infoManagement controlElectiveV-717-CPMAECTS 7,5
More infoImplementation of information systemsElectiveV-717-IMISECTS 3,75
More infoEntrepreneurial FinanceCoreV-733-ENTRECTS 7,5
More infoInternational and labour economicsElectiveV-733-ILECECTS 7,5
More infoBranding and Strategic MarketingElectiveV-741-BRANECTS 7,5
More infoStrategic HRM and MetricsElectiveV-745-STRAECTS 7,5
More infoBusiness Research MethodologyElectiveV-746-REMEECTS 7,5
More infoInternshipElectiveV-748-INTEECTS 7,5
More infoCases in corporate financeCoreV-763-COR2ECTS 7,5
More infoFinancial Reporting and Accounting Standards IIElectiveV-765-FIR2ECTS 7,5
1. yearPrint
SemesterSpring 2020
Level of course5. Second cycle, intermediate
Type of courseElective
PrerequisitesV-759-FIR1, Financial Accounting Practice and Standards I
ScheduleFour lectures pr. week.
Unnar Friðrik Pálsson
The purpose of the course is to provide students with an extensive knowledge of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and the Icelandic Financial Statements Act and to develop students’ skills and competences to apply this knowledge. Extensive analysis will be made of the main principles of various IFRS standards as endorsed by the EU and the laws and regulations governing the preparation of financial statements based on the provisions of the Icelandic Financial Statements Act. The following topics and concepts are covered:Presentational demands of IFRS for financial statements, substantive rules with respect to specific topics, including  share-based payments (IFRS 2), earnings per share (IAS 33), leases (IFRS 16), fair value measurement (IFRS 13), related parties (IAS 24), investment properties (IAS 40), Segment reporting (IFRS 8), foreign currency transactions (IAS 21), non-current assets held for sale and discontinued operations (IFRS 5), separate financial statements (IAS 27) and borrowing costs (IAS 23).
Learning outcome - Objectives
Collection of facts, concepts, theories and techniques acquired by students. The student should: - Be familiar with the main principles of the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) covered in the course.- Be familiar with the Icelandic Financial Statements Act.- Understand the responsibilities in financial reporting.- Understand potential conflicts of interest and ethical issues regarding financial reporting.- Since this course is a continuation of the course „Gerð reikningsskila og staðlar um reikningsskil I“ students are expected to gain a deeper knowledge of some of the contents covered in that course, as well as gaining new and deep knowledge on other matters not covered in the previous course. The ability to apply knowledge to different tasks of financial reporting. The student should:- Be able to identify the relevant IFRS and/or national rules for different financial reporting issues.- Be able to identify ethical issues regarding financial reporting.-Be able to solve financial reporting issues not otherwisedcovered in class by applying their knowledge to new tasks.
The ability to apply knowledge and skills in financial reporting. The student should: - Be able to take part in a professional discussion on financial reporting.- Apply relevant IFRS and/or national rules for different financial reporting issues.- Be able to justify the use of a specific IFRS or national rules for specific reporting issues.
Course assessment
Four group assignments, each 10.0% and total of 40.0% Participation grade, 5.0%  (based on attending lectures and active participation in class).
Final exam 55%
Reading material
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Teaching and learning activities
Lectures on theory, explanation of approaches, techniques, exercise sessions and responses to questions from students. The teaching methods rely on the students’ active participation and good preparation before class.
Language of instructionIcelandic
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More infoConsolidated Financial StatementsElectiveV-767-SAREECTS 7,5
More infoBusiness research methodology in accounting and financeCoreV-782-BRMAECTS 7,5
More infoBusiness Intelligence and AnalyticsElectiveV-784-REK5ECTS 7,5
More infoCorporate LawElectiveV-802-BULAECTS 7,5
More infoTourism MarketingElectiveV-840-TOMAECTS 7,5
More infoTraining and DevelopmentElectiveV-840-TRDEECTS 3,75
More infoAccounting for derivatives and other financial instrumentsElectiveV-871-AFLEECTS 7,5
More infoMSc ThesisElectiveV-888-THHLECTS 7,5
More infoResearch ProposalCoreV-898-REPRECTS 0
More infoMSc ThesisCoreV-898-THESECTS 30