154-0323 – Financial Decision-Making under Risk (FRR )

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Finance
Subject guarantorprof. Dr. Ing. Zdeněk Zmeškal
Study levelundergraduate or graduate
Subject version
Version codeYear of introductionYear of cancellationCredits
154-0323/01 2004/2005 5
154-0323/02 2019/2020 5

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

In this course, basic issues, approaches and concepts of financial decision-making are treated. Risk and contingency aspects are stressed. The aim of the course is to learn students to process and solve selected problems by means of fundamental decision-making approaches of modern finance under risky conditions. In such a way the students should be able to analyze the linkage among particular input variables and the problem solution efficiently.

Teaching methods



There are basic topics, approaches and concepts applied in this subject from the area of financial decision-making with aspects of risk and contingency. The aim of the subject is provide information and knowledge how to solve selected problems the way, they would be able to apply fundamental decision approaches modern finance under risk.

Compulsory literature:

BREALEY, R. A., S. C. MYERS a F. ALLEN. Principles of Corporate Finance. 10th ed. McGraw-Hill, 2010, 875 s. ISBN 978-00-774-0489-5. HULL, J. C. Option, Futures and other Derivatives. 9th ed. New York: Prentice Hall, 2014, 896 s. ISBN 978-01-334-5631-8. ZMEŠKAL, Z., M. ČULÍK a T. TICHÝ. Finanční rozhodování za rizika. Sbírka řešených příkladů. 4. vyd. Ostrava: VŠB-TU Ostrava, 2013. 182 s. ISBN 978-80-248-3249-4.

Recommended literature:

BERK, J. and P. DEMARZO. Corporate Finance. 2nd ed. Prentice Hall, 2010, 1080 p. ISBN 978-01-321-3879-6. COPELAND, T. E., J. W. WESTON and K. SHASTRI. Financial Theory and Corporate Policy. 4th ed. Pearson, 2004, 1024 p. ISBN 978-03-211-2721-1. LEVY, W., SARNAT, T. M. Capital Investment and Financial Decisions. New York: Prentice Hall, 1995, 800 p. ISBN 978-01-311-5882-5.


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.