FIN09002 2016 Entrepreneurship and Financial Analysis

General Details

Full Title
Entrepreneurship and Financial Analysis
Transcript Title
Entrep and Financial Analysis
N/A %
Subject Area
FIN - Finance
MRKT - Marketing, Tourism and Leisure
09 - NFQ Level 9
05 - 05 Credits
Start Term
2016 - Full Academic Year 2016-17
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Gary Reynolds
Programme Membership
SG_BMARK_M09 201600 Master of Science in Marketing SG_BMARK_M09 201900 Master of Science in Business in Marketing

This module is aims to teach students of the importance & understanding of Financial analysis and Entrepreneurship. 

Learning Outcomes

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


Evaluate the relationship bewteen financial strategy, management accounting and financial accounting


Discuss the importance of good ethical practice in finance & accounting


Interpret financial statements and critically appraise the financial performance of a company


Understand the principles & discuss the importance of working capital management


Understand the primary sources of finance available to business and appraise the suitability of sources of finance in the context of a businesses financial requirements


Understand the principles and importance of corporate governance within Public Limited Companies.


Understand the purpose and content (including financial analysis) of a Business Plan

Teaching and Learning Strategies

Comprises of online lectures and tutorials

Module Assessment Strategies

Both Written Assessment and Individual/ Group Projects.

Repeat Assessments

Both Written Assessment and Individual/ Group Projects.

Indicative Syllabus

Nature & scope of Financial strategy

Interpretation of Financial statements

Financing a Business

Corporate governance

Working Capital Management

Business Plan


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 Individual/Group Project Continuous Assessment Assignment 50 % Week 5 3,4,5,7

End of Semester / Year Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Final Exam Final Exam UNKNOWN 50 % End of Term 1,2,3,4,5,6,7

Part Time Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Lecture Online Lecture 1.5 Weekly 1.50
Independent Learning Offsite Study 1 Weekly 1.00
Lecture Online Tutorial .5 Weekly 0.50
Total Part Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 2.00 Hours

Required & Recommended Book List

Recommended Reading
2011-04-08 Entrepreneurship in Ireland Gill & Macmillan Ltd
ISBN 0717149765 ISBN-13 9780717149766

New textbook presenting the enterprise environment in Ireland and the concept of entrepreneurship, together with the principles of business management and their application within an Irish SME start-up context. * Reviews current enterprise policies, focusing on research, development and innovation within a 'smart economy' with details of various State agencies and the assistance they can offer. * Clearly explains the concept of entrepreneurship and explores the main sources of business ideas. * Explores the main areas of business management within an Irish context: * Identifies various types of business organisations * Outlines sources of finance, public procurement, financial management and auditing principles * Presents key Irish taxation obligations of small and medium enterprises * Highlights relevant Irish employment legislation, insurance information and legal issues relating to the sale of goods and services * Strong focus is placed on intellectual property rights. * Considers various issues that arise in a business start-up, such as new product development, stages of growth, options for insolvent companies, as well as exit strategies * Provides a sample layout of a feasibility study and a business plan to aid the student when embarking on an entrepreneurship project. WRITTEN FOR - Students taking entrepreneurship courses in universities and Institutes of Technology - Failte Ireland courses where entrepreneurship is a module - Any course where entrepreneurship is a module - People managing their own business, as well as aspiring entrepreneurs

Recommended Reading
2010-11-15 Entrepreneurship and Small Business: Start-up, Growth and Maturity Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN 0230247806 ISBN-13 9780230247802

'Entrepreneurship and Small Business' includes information on accounting control and decision-making as well as chapters on family businesses, corporate, international and social entrepreneurship.

Recommended Reading
2014-06-17 Financial Management for Decision Makers Pearson

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.

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