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Finance for Entrepreneurs

module description

This course provides an overview of financial management for entrepreneurs. The course will introduce the time value of money and its implication for decision-making, return on investment decision, capital budgeting, capital structure and financing issues, and managing risk. This course is organized into four key modules, they are: Time Value of Money: Present and Future Values of Single Sums and Annuities; Investing and Capital Budgeting Decision; Capital Structure and Financing Issues; and, Managing Risk.

instructors

OLLI-PEKKA RUUSKANEN PH.D.

PROFESSOR OF BANKING AND INSURANCE

Dr. Olli-Pekka Ruuskanen is an adjunct professor of banking and insurance at the University of Vaasa and a research director at Pellervo Economic Research, PTT. He has recently lectured about international banking, financial innovation and fintech. His areas of expertise include risk management, insurance, financial literacy and household behavior. He also has several years’ research and work experience from Uganda in developing insurance and capital markets.

Panu Kalmi, PH.D.

PROFESSOR OF Economics

Dr. Panu Kalmi is Professor of Economics at the University of Vaasa. His main research interests include financial literacy, economic education and financial institutions. He teaches a variety of courses related to banking, microeconomics and personal financial management. He is especially interested in gamification and digital tools in online education. He is also a governing council member of the Vaasa Cooperative Bank, Finland.
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