ACCT07026 2016 Applied Finance

General Details

Full Title
Applied Finance
Transcript Title
Applied Finance
N/A %
Subject Area
ACCT - Accounting
BUS - Business
07 - NFQ Level 7
05 - 05 Credits
Start Term
2016 - Full Academic Year 2016-17
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Louise Walsh, John Gaynor, Maria Scanlon
Programme Membership
SG_BEMBE_G07 201600 Bachelor of Business in Embedded award of BB Ab-initio L8 SG_B(ADD_J07 201600 Bachelor of Business in (Add On) L7 SG_BBUSS_B07 201600 Bachelor of Business in Business L7 SG_BBUSI_H08 202100 Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Business L8 (Ab-initio) SG_BBUSS_B07 202100 Bachelor of Business in Business L7 SG_BADDO_J07 202100 Bachelor of Business in Business

The aim of this module is to enable students to interpret the financial results of a small business, distinguish between profitability and liquidity and appreciate the need for financial planning.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;


Discuss the layout of financial statements and the terminology used.


Interpret the financial statements of a small business using ratio analysis


Discuss the crucial importance of cash to a business and prepare basic cash flow statement.


Apply the main principles of management accounting for planning, controlling and short term decision making.


Report to management on the financial performance of an organisation.

Teaching and Learning Strategies

This module will be delivered through a combination of lectures, tutorials and workshops. There will be an emphasis on the practical application of knowledge through the use of a case study.

Module Assessment Strategies

This subject will be assessed through a combination of appropriate assessments.

Repeat Assessments

Repeat assessments will be developed in accordance with the requirements of the module.

Indicative Syllabus

Layout of financial statements

Ratio analysis

Cash flow statements

Financial planning

Communication of financial performance to management

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
50 %
End of Semester / Year Formal Exam
50 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Group Project Financial statements case study Continuous Assessment Group Project 50 % Week 7 1,2,3,4,5

End of Semester / Year Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Final Exam end of module exam Final Exam Assessment 50 % End of Term 1,2,3,4,5

Full Time Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Lecture Lecture Theatre Lectures 4 Weekly 4.00
Lecture Flat Classroom practical class re group project 2 Weekly 2.00
Independent Learning UNKNOWN study and working on project 3 Weekly 3.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 6.00 Hours

Required & Recommended Book List

Recommended Reading
2014-01-24 Accounting & Finance for Non-Specialists, 9th edition Trans-Atlantic Publications
ISBN 1292062711 ISBN-13 9781292062716

Accounting and Finance for Non-Specialists, Ninth Edition Peter Atrill & Eddie McLaney "Attractive, compact and informative book" Chris Grover, University of Winchester "Written in a fluent and readable style and supplemented by numerous real world examples, Accounting and Finance for Non-Specialists is pretty unique in the field." Navjot Sandhu, Birmingham City University This market-leading text offers an accessible, effective introduction to key accounting and finance topics. With a focus on decision-making, Accounting and Finance for Non-Specialists also teaches you how to apply your learning to real-world business scenarios. The 9th edition retains the popular real world examples, progress checks, activities and exercises, and updates the coverage using an informal and engaging narrative. Key Features *Up-to-date coverage, including the latest IFRSs *Accessible step-by-step approach helps you master the subject one step at a time *New real world examples provide opportunities to apply and develop techniques *New progress checks, activities and exercises reinforce learning *Focus on decision-making prepares you for careers in business Peter Atrill is a freelance academic and author working with leading institutions in the UK, Europe and SE Asia. He was previously Head of Accounting and law and Head of Business and Management at the Plymouth University Business School. Eddie McLaney is Visiting Fellow in Accounting and Finance at Plymouth University.

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