ACCT08035 2016 Business Finance 1

General Details

Full Title
Business Finance 1
Transcript Title
Business Finance 1
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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
John Gaynor, Maria Scanlon
Programme Membership
SG_BBUSS_K08 201600 Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Business in Business accs

The student will develop a knowledge and understanding of the financial management methods for analysing the benefits of various sources of finance and capital investment opportunities, appreciate the importance of good working capital management and apply management accounting techniques for business planning and control.

Learning Outcomes

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


Assess nature and purpose of accounting and describe the relationship between financial management, management accounting and financial accounting.


Evaluate the role of the finance function within a business


Prepare projected financial statements for a business and interpret their significance for decision-making purposes.


Apply the main techniques used in the appraisal of capital expenditure decisions and interpret the results.


Evaluate the sources of finance available and appraise the suitability of the different sources in the context of an organisation's size and financial requirements.


Assess the working capital needs of different organisations and evaluate the importance of good working capital management.

Teaching and Learning Strategies

This module will be delivered through a combination of online lectures and tutorials. Practical company examples are used where possible.

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

The nature and purpose of accounting, ethical considerations and regulation

Finance function

Corporate Governance

Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility

Financial planning

Capital investment appraisal

Financing a business

Working capital management


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 Continuous Assessment Continuous Assessment Assessment 20 % Week 7 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 UNKNOWN 80 % End of Term 1,2,3,4,5,6

Part Time Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Lecture Online lecture 1 Weekly 1.00
Independent Learning Not Specified Study, research, practice of questions 3 Weekly 3.00
Total Part Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 1.00 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
2013-10-08 Corporate Governance and Accountability. Jill Solomon John Wiley & Sons
ISBN 111844910X ISBN-13 9781118449103

Corporate Governance and Accountability, 4e provides readers with an up-to-date summary of the most recent developments in corporate governance. Presenting a full discussion of corporate governance issues, the book adopts a holistic approach, taking the broadest view of the corporate governance agenda, including both theory and practice. The new edition is comprehensively updated and incorporates new codes of practice, policy documents and academic research. * Draws on the extensive and original research carried out by the author and demonstrates the close relationship between academic research and professional practice * Contains numerous contemporary illustrations and case studies, including a chapter dedicated to cases of corporate governance failure * Focuses on the relevance of corporate governance reform throughout the world and the need for global convergence * Highlights the importance of corporate social responsibility to companies, institutional investors and society as a whole * Questions for reflection and discussion * Chapters moulded around a one semester specialist module in corporate governance for students on any business-related undergraduate or postgraduate programme * Short case studies for discussion and debate Jill Solomon currently is Professor of Accounting and Financial Management at Henley Business School, University of Reading.

Recommended Reading
2010-07-01 Finance: Theory and Practice Chartered Accountants Ireland
ISBN 1907214259 ISBN-13 9781907214257

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