Corporate finance and tax management
Chair of Financial Law and Financial Science
Corporate finance and tax management
Study: Tax - 5. semester
Code: 123942
ECTS: 5.0
Course coordinators: doc. dr. sc. Jasna Bogovac
Exam dates:
  • 27. 01. 2020.
  • 10. 02. 2020.
  • 20. 04. 2020.
  • 01. 06. 2020.
  • 15. 06. 2020.
  • 29. 06. 2020.
  • 31. 08. 2020.
  • 14. 09. 2020.
Exam registration: Studomat
Basic data
Corporate finance and tax management Tax - 5. semester
5.0 123942
Lecturer in charge Consultations Location
doc. dr. sc. Jasna Bogovac

Tuesday, 13:00 - 14:00

Other timing with prior announcement to:

Ćirilometodska 4, room Ćirilometodska 4, room 9
J. Bogovac; Oporezivanje multinacionalnih korporacija - odabrana poglavlja; Pravni fakultet Sveučilišta u Zagrebu (2014), str. 1 - 101; 131 - 246; 291 - 300
Brealey, R. A., Myers, S. C., Marcus, A. J.; Osnove korporativnih financija; Mate (2007)
Raffaele Russo; Fundamentals of International Tax Planning; IBFD (2007)
Bragg, S. M.; CFO Financial Leadership Manual; Wiley (2007)
J. Bogovac; Ostali dijelovi knjige "Oporezivanje multinacionalnih korporacija"; Pravni fakultet Sveučilišta u Zagrebu (2014)
Introduction: multinational corporations, globalisation and importance (2L)
Corporate management and regulation of th MNC (2L);
MNC organisation and importance of the financial function (2L);
Organisation and role of the tax management (2L);
Value and risk (2L);
Financing and budgeting decisions, corporate restructuring (2L);
The value of the corporation and the project (2L);
Patterns of corporate financing (2L);
Investments and business combinations (2L);
Tax management: introduction (2L)
Benefits and disadvatages of the different tax systems (2L);
Tax aspects of the international transactions of the MNC (2L);
Tax treatment of corporate restructuring (2L);
Tax planning (2L);
Tax risk management and communication with the tax authorities (2L).
Exam dates
27. 01. 2020.
10. 02. 2020.
20. 04. 2020.
01. 06. 2020.
15. 06. 2020.
29. 06. 2020.
31. 08. 2020.
14. 09. 2020.
Detailed data
Cognitive Skills:

Knowledge and understanding

After successfully completing the course, students will be able to:

- describe organisational and legal structure of multinational corporations;

- define basic principles and concepts of financial function in companies;

- recall specific features of this area with basic categories that dteremine in it large international companies and other companies;

- recognise quick changes in business environment;

- define reasons for investing in real property and financial property;

- describe manners of collecting financial means and the structure of capital;

- recall the calculation that form the basis for making corporate management decisions;

- recall possible corporate financial management proposals with regard to corporate financing and investment;

- indicate the roles and tasks of tax department in corporations



After successfully completing the course, students will be able to:

- interpret skills and knowledge that tax experts need;

- demonstrate roles and responsibilities of tax experts in a team;

- apply acquired knowledge about tax and financial system on concrete business transactions;

- illustrate the influence of concrete activities on the tax status of the taxpayer;

- use quality communication and cooperation of tax experts employed in enterprise, tax administration and tax consultancy



After successfully completing the course, students will be able to:

- analyse legal and economic factors of tax obligations of a corporation;

- compare methods of calculation of the corporation's value;

- calculate basic elements of business projects, especially tax obligati8ons and their influence on overall corporate value;

- analyse different influences of tax obligations on the value of the project;

- categorise priorities while determining tax savings, expenditures and risks.



After successfully completing the course, students will be able to:

- recall and categorise knowledge acquired during the study in the areas of economy, law and taxes with their practical application in everyday business life in companies, tax administration and tax consultancy

- propose optimal transactions from the tax-law aspect;

- propose optimal fiscal instruments with regard to their feasibility and possibility and likelihood of application in a company;

- formulate results of analyses of business transactions from the tax aspect and thus provide support in decision-making in companies;

- propose actions in tax matters from the aspect of tax planning;

- propose and explain further steps in a part of the tax procedure;

- formulate advantages and disadvantages of different tax systems from the aspect of corporate management in overseas business operation.



After successfully completing the course, students will be able to:

- valorise the importance of application of knowledge about taxation of corporations in corporations themselves and by tax administration employees and tax consultants;

- compare advantages and disadvantages of individual research methods in taxation;

- select business transactions that optimally contribute to concrete solutions to problems that occur in dynamic business environment;

- select fiscal instruments and methods of support, supervision and control of large taxpayers that will optimally contribute to the stability of the tax system;

- recommend methods of evaluation of proposed fiscal policy measures directed towards companies;

- participate in tax analysis, argumentation and resolution of tax problems in different business scenarios;

- make conclusions about the efficiency of fiscal policy of the state from the corporate aspect;

- participate in the tax anaylsis, argumentation and solving of different tax problems;

- efficiently communicate, orally and in writing, about tax issues, providing advice and recommendations;

- recognise and explain the application of instruments for prevention of double taxation and for reducing tax risks;

- anticipate the consequences of tax planning for large international companies on the global level in the context of general business aims;

- draw conclusions about the tax status of corporations, thus contributing to the real added value of corporations and tax consultancy. Such knowledge will ensure better efficiency in the part of control of large taxpayers to the students who will be employed in the tax administration.


Practical and Generic Skills:

After successfullly mastering the course, students will be able to:

- publicly present learning outcomes;

- express themselves in a clear and structured manner while explaining their standpoints about the tax aspect of corporate decisions and their significance for public revenues;

- develop communication skills in narrow organisational units, especially with tax professionals employed in other sectors (state, private, counselling);

- participate in team work as an active member and manage professional projects from the area of taxation, national and international.

Matching Assessments to Learning Outcomes:

Mid-term examination is a form of written test of knowledge in which the student demonstrates the ability to define basic organisational and legal structures of multinational corporations, reproduces explanations of basic elements of legal and economic factors of the taxation of companies, groups, illustrtaes and interprets basic characteristics of financial management decisions and their importance for taxation purposes.

Oral examination is a form of testing knowledge which requires the ability to apply knowledge and understanding about taxation of multinational companies for the purpose of demonstrating consequences of the application of tax provisions, comparative analysis of different tax systems and drawing conclusions about the efficiency of optimal business decisions from the aspect of taxation.