FIN08010 2016 Corporate Financial Management 1

General Details

Full Title
Corporate Financial Management 1
Transcript Title
Cor Fin Mgt 1
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Subject Area
FIN - Finance
BUS - Business
08 - NFQ Level 8
05 - 05 Credits
Start Term
2016 - Full Academic Year 2016-17
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Riona Lyons
Programme Membership
SG_BBUSI_H08 202100 Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Business L8 (Ab-initio) SG_BFINA_H08 202100 Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Business in Finance and Investment SG_BFINV_K08 202100 Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Business in Finance and Investment Stream(Add-on)

The aim of this module is to enable students develop a comprehensive appreciation of aspects of financial management, including the methods for analysing capital investment opportunities and the interrelationships that exist between the various areas of finance.

Learning Outcomes

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


Discuss the role of the finance function within a corporation including the objectives of and influences on financial decisions.


Understand the need for financial planning through preparation of projected financial statements, how the projected statements are prepared and how they can be used to assist financial decision-making


Analyse and interpret the financial statements of a corporation through the use of financial ratios (profitability, liquidity, efficiency, gearing, and investment ratios)


Understand the importance of investment decisions and appraise capital investment decisions through the use of appropriate techniques (NPV, IRR, ARR, Payback)


Identify the main sources of finance for a business including the advantages and disadvantages associated with each.

Teaching and Learning Strategies

This module will be delivered through a combination of lectures and practical tutorials.

Module Assessment Strategies

This module will be assessed through a combination of appropriate continuous assessment(s) and exam. Assessments will contain theoretical and numerical parts.


Repeat Assessments

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

Indicative Syllabus

  1. Finance function
  2. Corporate governance and ethics                                        
  3. Financial planning
  4. Financial performance analysis
  5. Capital investment appraisal
  6. Financing a business

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 UNKNOWN 20 % Week 8 1,2,3

End of Semester / Year Assessment

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

Full Time Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Independent Learning UNKNOWN study, newspapers, individual research 3 Weekly 3.00
Lecture Not Specified Lecture 4 Weekly 4.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 4.00 Hours

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

Financial Management for Decision Makers - Peter Atrill - Prentice Hall

Other Resources


Additional Information