ACCT08021 2016 Finance 1

General Details

Full Title
Finance 1
Transcript Title
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Subject Area
ACCT - Accounting
BUS - Business
08 - NFQ Level 8
05 - 05 Credits
Start Term
2016 - Full Academic Year 2016-17
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Maria Scanlon, John Gaynor
Programme Membership
SG_BACCO_K08 201600 Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Accounting Stream (Add-on) SG_BFINA_K08 201600 Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Business in Finance Stream (Add-on) SG_BACCO_H08 202100 Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Business in Accounting L8 SG_BFINA_K08 202100 Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Finance Stream (Add-on)

The student will appreciate the essential elements of financial management for the developing company, understand the principles of financial strategy, investment appraisal, cost of capital and capital structure and provide relevant information and advice to organisations and individuals.

Learning Outcomes

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


Assess the role of the finance function within an organisation and the impact of the financial and economic environment in which it operates.


Identify and discuss the primary objective for a business, distinguishing between wealth maximisation and profit maximisation.


Explain how corporate governance, risk management, behaving ethically and the needs of other stakeholders influence the pursuit of shareholder wealth maximisation.


Critically appraise capital investment projects through the use of appropriate techniques and justify a course of action after considering the impact of inflation, taxation and risk.


Calculate the cost of capital for a business and evaluate different capital structure options available.

Teaching and Learning Strategies

This module will be delivered through a combination of lectures and tutorials. An essential part of the teaching and learning strategy will be to enable the students to apply their learning where applicable.

Module Assessment Strategies

This subject will be assessed by a combination of an individual exam style continuous assessment and an end of semester exam.

Repeat Assessments

The unsuccessful candidate will be required to repeat the failed element of their assessed work.

Module Dependencies

ACCT07002 200900 Financial Reporting 1 ACCT07001 200900 Management Accounting Planning, Control and Decision-Making

Indicative Syllabus

The financial environment

Finance function

Financial and non-financial objectives

Corporate governance

Ethical considerations

Risk management

Capital investment appraisal

Cost of capital

Capital structure                                                       

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
20 %
End of Semester / Year Formal Exam
80 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Other Exam individual assessment Continuous Assessment Assessment 20 % Week 9 1,2,3,4

End of Semester / Year Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Final Exam End of module exam Final Exam Closed Book Exam 80 % End of Term 1,2,3,4,5

Full Time Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Lecture Flat Classroom Lectures 4 Weekly 4.00
Independent Learning UNKNOWN Personal study 3 Weekly 3.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 4.00 Hours

Required & Recommended Book List

Recommended Reading
2014-09-03 Financial Management for Decision Makers, 7th edition Trans-Atlantic Publications
ISBN 129201606X ISBN-13 9781292016061

Adopting an innovative, open-learning approach to introduce the main principles of financial management in an accessible, non-technical way, this fully updated seventh edition provides a unique focus on the practical application of financial management and its role in decision making.

Recommended Reading
2014-08-11 Finance Chartered Accountants Ireland
ISBN 1908199482 ISBN-13 9781908199485
Recommended Reading
2005-05 Financial Management: An Irish Text Gill & Macmillan Ltd
ISBN 0717138429 ISBN-13 9780717138425
Recommended Reading
2010-08 ACCA F9 Financial Management Fm - Complete Text 2011 Kaplan Publishing
ISBN 0857321404 ISBN-13 9780857321404

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