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A310A0660 Financial Supply Management, 6 cr 
Code A310A0660  Validity 01.08.2017 -
Name Financial Supply Management  Abbreviation Financial Suppl 
Credits6 cr   
TypeBasic studies  
  Grading scaleStudy modules 0-5,P/F 
  Eligibility for post-graduate studiesno
    Allowed to study several timesno
Organisation LUT School of Business and Management 

Veli Virolainen 

Description by Study Guide

Location: Lappeenranta
The number of participants is limited to 60. Students of MSM programme have first priority to participate. This course is only for master's level students including exchange students.


M.Sc. (Econ. & Bus. Adm.) 1



Teaching Language 


Teacher(s) in Charge 

Professor, D.Sc. (Tech.) Veli Matti Virolainen


The aim of the course is to familiarize students with the financial issues of supply management, total cost thinking, and cost assessment in supply chains. During the course the students apply methods and tools of working capital and cost assessment in hands-on assignments. After completing the course students are able to

- do financial analysis in supply chains
- manage working capital and its elements
- evaluate the cost factors in supply decisions
- apply tools and methods and applications in cost management
- utilize cost information in decision making in supply chains.


Financial supply management. Cost assessment in supply chains. Tools, methods and applications of cost assessment. Decision making in supply chain. The impact of cash flow on working capital management and the financial performance of a business.

Teaching Methods 

Lectures 10 h, independent reading assignments and preparation for lectures 12 h. Assignments including written reports 20 h. Independent literature review and reading the literature and articles 60 h, quiz tests and preparation for quiz tests 60 h. Total workload for student 160 h. Moodle is used in this course.

Examination in Examination schedule (Yes/No) 


Examination in Moodle (Yes/No) 


Examination in Exam (Yes/No) 


Assessment scale and assessment methods 

Grade 0-5, evaluation 0-100 points, quiz tests and assignments 50 %, literature review 50 %, all assignments must be passed to obtain final grade.

Course Materials 

Templar, Hofmann, Findlay: Financing for End-to-End Supply Chain, newest version (e-book), Supply Chain Financing Community, Kogan Page. Other course book will confirmed later.


B.Sc. (Econ. & Bus. Adm.) studies. For exchange students B.Sc. studies related to operations management, supply chain management, supply management or similar.

Places for exchange-students? (Yes, number/No) 

max 15

Places for Open University Students?(Yes, number/No) 



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