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FINA8002 - Finance for IT: Investment

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Title:Finance for IT: Investment
Long Title:Finance for IT: Investment
Module Code:FINA8002
 
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Advanced
Field of Study: Banking, Finance and Investment
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2017/18 ( September 2017 )
Module Delivered in 1 programme(s)
Module Coordinator: CATHERINE MURPHY
Module Author: CATHERINE MURPHY
Module Description: This module explores the concept of financial management, in particular the investment decision, with a focus on its application in IT/IS organisations.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 analyse the main theories, concepts and methods pertaining to investment decisions.
LO2 apply the theories of investment analysis to compute and compare beneficial investments for an organisation.
LO3 apply complex and specialised skills and tools to perform effective investment decision making.
LO4 analyse and communicate effectively the motives, methods and rules for mergers, take-overs and management buy-outs
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).
12872 FINA8001 Finance for IT:Company Finance
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
No Co-requisite modules listed
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
Interpretation of Financial Statements
Examination of the main financial statements. Review of the main accounting policy notes. Ratio analysis.
Capital Investment Analysis
Capital budgeting, evaluating investment proposals, Capital rationing.Capital replacement decisions.
Risk Management
Portfolio risk and diversification. Portfolio theory and Capital asset pricing model (CAPM). Hedging against interest rate fluctuations. Expectations and effects of inflation.
Growth Decisions
Mergers and Acquisitions, management buy-outs. Valuations of publicly quoted firms and private companies.
Business Failure
Reasons for business failure. Fraud : causes and symptoms.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work30.00%
End of Module Formal Examination70.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Short Answer Questions Computational and qualitative questions with regard to the investment decision (capital budgeting, capital rationing, investment appraisal and replacement cycles) 1,2 30.0 Week 6
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam End-of-Semester Final Examination, all topics are relevant to the end of year exam. 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 Lecture and practical demonstration 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Reviewing notes and recommended readings. Trying examples themselves. Preparation of material for the next lecturer. Preparation for assessments. 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 Lecture and practical demonstration 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Reviewing notes and recommended readings. Trying examples themselves. Preparation of material for the next lecturer. Preparation for assessments. 5.0 Every Week 5.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 2.00
 

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • Brealey, Myers and Allen 2016, Principles of Corporate Finance, 12th Ed., 1,2,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,13,15,19,26,27,31,34, McGraw-Hill Berkshire United States of America [ISBN: 9781259144387]
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Dempsey, Sylvia, Finance For IT: Investment, Available from Reprographics in CIT
  • Power, Walsh and O'Meara 2009, Financial Management: An Irish Text, 3rd Ed., 1,3,4,6,7,8,10,12,14,19,, Gill and McMillan Ireland [ISBN: 9780717145546]
  • Atrill & McLaney 2012, Management Accounting for Decision Makers, 8th Ed., 1, 8,9,10,11, Pearson Essex, England [ISBN: 9781292072432]
Supplementary Article/Paper Resources
Other Resources
 

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CR_BBISY_8 Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Information Systems 8 Elective

Cork Institute of Technology
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