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AGRI8001 - Agribusiness Strategic Finance

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Title:Agribusiness Strategic Finance
Long Title:Agribusiness Strategic Finance
Module Code:AGRI8001
 
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Advanced
Field of Study: Accounting, Auditing and Accountability
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2016/17 ( September 2016 )
Module Delivered in 2 programme(s)
Module Coordinator: CATHERINE MURPHY
Module Author: CATHERINE MURPHY
Module Description: In this module advanced analysis of core financing and investment decisions within the Agriculture and Horticulture related business sectors incorporating start-up, growth, sustainability and decline will be studied. A cross modular project detailing financial projections for a start-up business will be completed in conjunction with Agribusiness innovation AGRI8002.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Evaluate the core financial and investment decisions in the agriculture and horticulture business sector.
LO2 Complete a comprehensive set of projections for an agriculture or horticulture related business incorporating strategic business planning.
LO3 Evaluate the asset and finance mix in financing decisions involving the choice of a multitude of sources of financing.
LO4 Undertake an appraisal of working capital management techniques and cash conversion cycles.
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations
This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is strongly recommended before enrolment in this module. You may enrol in this module if you have not acquired the recommended learning but you will have considerable difficulty in passing (i.e. achieving the learning outcomes of) the module. While the prior learning is expressed as named CIT module(s) it also allows for learning (in another module or modules) which is equivalent to the learning specified in the named module(s).
No recommendations listed
Incompatible Modules
These are modules which have learning outcomes that are too similar to the learning outcomes of this module. You may not earn additional credit for the same learning and therefore you may not enrol in this module if you have successfully completed any modules in the incompatible list.
No incompatible modules listed
Co-requisite Modules
11772 AGRI8002 Agribusiness Innovation
Requirements
This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed. You may not enrol on this module if you have not acquired the learning specified in this section.
No requirements listed
Co-requisites
No Co Requisites listed
 

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Core Financial Management Environment Decisions
An understanding of critical financial management decisions for an Agribusiness organisation - financing, investment and dividend decisions.
Strategic Business Planning Projections
Completion of comprehensive business planning projections for an Agribusiness organisation. The implications of risk in new product innovation and business expansion will be examined.
Sources of Finance and the Financial Environment
Consideration of the asset and financing mix for an Agribusiness organisation. Evaluation of alternative sources of finance. Assessing the merits and suitability of short, medium and long term sources of credit.
Working Capital Management Decisions
Introduction to working capital management for an Agribusiness organisation. Calculation of cash conversion cycles. Management of inventory, trade receivables, trade payables and cash. Evaluating the impact of alternative working capital management strategies.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work30.00%
End of Module Formal Examination70.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Project This project involves the completion of a complete set of financial projections required for a business start up. This is a cross modular project and will be completed in conjunction with Agribusiness innovation AGRI8002. 1,2 30.0 Week 8
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam End-of-Semester Final Examination 1,2,3,4 70.0 End-of-Semester
Reassessment Requirement
Repeat examination
Reassessment of this module will consist of a repeat examination. It is possible that there will also be a requirement to be reassessed in a coursework element.

The institute reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment

 

Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Lectures including guest speakers 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Independent Learning 4.0 Every Week 4.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Lectures to include guest speakers 1.5 Every Week 1.50
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Independent learning 5.5 Every Week 5.50
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 1.50
 

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • Ann Marie Ward 2014, Finance Theory and Practice, 3rd Ed., Institute of Chartered Accountants Ireland [ISBN: 9781908199485]
  • Paul O'Meara, Thomas Power, Stephen Walsh, 2009, Financial Management, 3rd Ed., Gill & Macmillan [ISBN: 9780717145546]
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Peter Atrill 2011, Financial Management for Decision Makers, 6th Ed., Financial Times/Prentice Hall [ISBN: 9780273756934]
  • Peter Demarzo, Jarrad Harford, Jonathan Berk 2009, Fundamentals of Corporate Finance International Financial Reporting Standards Edition, Pearson International Edition [ISBN: 9780321580412]
Recommended Article/Paper Resources
Supplementary Article/Paper Resources
This module does not have any other resources
 

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CR_BAGRI_8 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Agriculture 1 Mandatory
CR_BHORT_8 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Horticulture 1 Mandatory

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