Course Description

Finance for Managers - Level 9

The ability to make informed and objective financial decisions in order to fully participate in strategic policy development is paramount in a highly competitive and dynamic business environment.

In this course students will have an overview of financial (accounting) statements and related theories in order to develop a comprehensive and critical understanding of financial techniques and processes which enable management to evaluate and make strategic decisions in the context of competitive environments.

This standalone postgraduate module is ideal to study individually to gain specialist academic, professional and technical knowledge and skills in digital entrepreneurship. It also provides a flexible progression route where you can combine with other qualifications to complete an MBA.

Upon the successful completion of this module, you should be able to demonstrate the ability to:

  • Research, apply and critically evaluate a variety of financial assessment techniques for application to a case study.
  • Research, evaluate and critically discuss various issues and theoretical frameworks used in the management and control of financial resources.

Indicative content

  • Financial statements as a means of communication; users of financial information; ratio analysis; trend analysis; interlinking of ratio results; comparison with similar sized businesses and industry sector norms; recommendations and conclusions; follow up analysis and interpretation; critical appraisal of techniques.
  • Objectives of working capital management; methods of financing working capital (short- and long-term financing requirements); management and control of trade credit and trade debt; cash management, cash operating cycle, management of stocks; evaluation of conflicting aims.
  • Project appraisal including payback, APR, NPV, IRR; decision to make, buy or lease; effects of capital rationing, taxation and inflation; project appraisal; post completion audit and critical appraisal of the techniques applied.
  • Corporate failure; corporate failure prediction models.

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CollegeIBAT College, Dublin
Course LocationDublin
Location PostcodeDublin 2
Course CategoryFinance
Course TypeClassroom Based
Course QualificationProfessional Qualification
Course Start Date1st September 2022
Course End Date24th November 2022
Course Duration12 Weeks
Course TimeWednesday Evenings, 6.30pm - 9.30pm
Course Fee1,800
Entry RequirementsThis module has been designed for Continuing Professional Development in business administration and management. Applicants are expected to have appropriate experience in management or relevant employment. Alternatively graduates with at least second-class honours in an Honours degree (Level 8) can be admitted. For those who have not been educated through English, a demonstrated proficiency such as an IELTS score of 6.0, with at least a 5.5 in all components is required. Contact one of our admissions team who can guide you through the application process.
Carear PathThis accredited module is worth 10 ECTS and can be used to build up towards an MBA. Students who successfully complete this module may either enrol directly onto the MBA - Masters of Business Administration programme where they will need to take a further 80 ECTS (5 modules and a dissertation) or take another module which can be used to progress to the MBA.
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16-19 Wellington Quay, Temple Bar, Dublin, Republic of Ireland

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