Please note this module descriptor is indicative of the structure of this course and may be subject to change.
This module is designed to equip students with the financial tools which can be used when pursuing business success. It will also provide an understanding of finance and how financial processes can be structured to enable innovation and enterprising approaches in business.
Sources of long term finance and the organisation’s relationship with financial markets.
Sources of short term finance and the working capital cycle of the businessShareholder and stakeholder value analysis.
Tools for the analysis and interpretation of financial and other value statements
Tools for appraising investment decisions
Contemporary management accounting tools
Structuring finance to promote enterprise and innovation
A student passing this module should be able to:-
1. Evaluate a range of long term sources of finance and critically appraise their effect on the capital structure of the business.
2. Evaluate the need for short term finance in managing the working capital cycle of the business.
3. Understand the concepts and measurement of shareholder wealth.
4. Interpret and analyse the financial position of a business using ratio analysis techniques.
5. Analyse, reflect and respond to financial and non-financial data (PLO8)
6. Critically appraise long term investment decisions using investment appraisal techniques.
7. Evaluate the usefulness of contemporary approaches to management accounting in the modern business.
Scheduled learning and teaching activities: 30 hours: Include lectures, seminars, discussion, practical classes
Guided independent study: 120 hours: Self directed study
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