Courses with visiting professors

Dear students, we would like to offer you the opportunity to enroll into these two courses extra-semestral which will be taught during the summer semester of the academic year 2023/2024. It´s an opportunity for you to improve your language and learn something new in fields yet unknown to you.

5EN383 – Chapters in Economics III.: Financial Statements Analysis: Practical Guide for Economists

Lecturer: Dr. Nikolaos Belesis (University of Piraeus)

When? 8. – 10. 4. 2024 ( 9:00-12:00 & 14:00-17:00)

Where? 8.4. and 9.4. RB 209, 10.4. NB C

Final exam: 11.4. 10:00-12:00, NB350

Language of instruction: English

A part of this course is an excursions to one of the auditing companies.

Description of the course and it´s lecturer:

Nikolaos D. Belesis is Assistant Professor of Accounting at the Department of Business Administration, University of Piraeus. He holds Bachelor Degree in Business Administration (University of Piraeus), MSc Degree in Banking and Financial Management (University of Piraeus), Post Graduate Program of education Degree in Audit (Institute of Certified Public Accountants) and PhD Degree in Accounting (University of Piraeus). Dr Belesis is a certified public accountant and he has 15 years working experience as auditor. During his career as auditor, he has taken part in the audits of bigger shipping companies in Greece. Also hold a Class A professional ID from Economic Chamber of Greece. Dr. Belesis’ research, professional and teaching interests are in the areas of Accounting, Audit, Shipping Accounting and International Financial Reporting Standards. He has published several papers in international refereed journals and conferences.”

“This engaging course offers a dynamic introduction to the world of financial statements and their characteristics, highlighting their critical role in shaping financial decisions. Students will learn about objectives of financial statements and how they serve as vital tools in the financial decision-making process. The course introduces various techniques for conducting an in-depth examination of financial statements. Students will master the art of utilizing financial ratios, and delve into both horizontal and vertical analysis, gaining insights that go beyond the numbers. Moreover, students will explore the purpose and key features of the Audit Report, an essential aspect of financial analysis.

Teaching approach of this course is grounded in real-world applications, ensuring that every concept student learns is reinforced with practical, authentic examples. This isn’t just a course; it’s an interactive experience where students´ active participation is crucial.

By the end of this course, students will have developed skills for evaluating a company’s financial health. Students will be able to dissect a company’s financial statements, uncovering its strengths, weaknesses, and potential future trajectory. This course isn’t just about learning; it’s about empowering students with the skills to critically assess and interpret the financial standing of any business. Join us and transform the way you view and analyse financial statements!”

Registrations are available in InSIS from 12. 2. 2024

5EN382 – Chapters in Economics II.: Psychology, Economics and Experiments.

Lecturer: Dr. Theodore Koutmeridis (University of Glasgow)

When? 9. – 11. 4. 2024 ( 9:00-12:00 & 14:00-17:00)

Final exam: 18.4. 14:30-16:00, SB412

Where? RB 210

Language of instruction: English

Description of the course and it´s lecturer:

“Theodore Koutmeridis is a Senior Lecturer in Economics at the Adam Smith Business School at the University of Glasgow, where he coordinates the Behaviour, Structure and Interventions network for interdisciplinary research. In his research he focuses on inequality, poverty and crime, for which he has been recognised with various awards, among others the British Academy Rising Star Award and the RSE Henry Duncan Medal, which according to the Royal Society of Edinburgh, he has been awarded ‘‘for his outstanding work in the field of economics where he combines a clear mastery of the microeconomic methodology, a keen instinct for its empirical applications and a deep commitment to engagement activities.’’ He has been featured in the media and various symposia, such as his “Underground Economy” TEDx talk and his “Crime and Prices” video. His work has been awarded grants for research, teaching, impact and engagement, and is currently co-funded via an ESRC-DFID grant of £700,000 for education accountability fieldwork in disadvantaged Indian schools. He is affiliated with the Institute of Labor Economics IZA and he was a Visiting Scholar at Columbia University.

Extra-semestral course Psychology, Economics and Experiments explores the interaction between psychology and economics, and using experiments aims to enhance our understanding on how humans behave, choose and prosper.

Psychology, Economics and Experiments is a course that examines key assumptions about human agents that are grounded in empirical work from the laboratory or the field, which ultimately will help us understand some of the most complex social phenomena. It argues that the pressing issues of our time, from health challenges and widening inequalities to violence and the climate crisis, require a holistic approach that spans beyond the conventional disciplinary and methodological boundaries. This course focuses on conceptual foundations (core assumptions, theories and models), problem solving and applications to topics, such as reward schemes in labour markets, inequality and poverty, and criminal behaviour. The emphasis will be on insights about human behaviour and institutions that are new, interesting and policy-relevant.”

Registrations are available in InSIS from 19. 1. 2024

Contact person: doc. Ing. Helena Chytilová, Ph.D., M.A.