Course Overview

The Financial management course looks at the importance of financial statements, capital markets and sources of finance and how it applies to the management of a company. To provide finance students with a body of knowledge which will increase their employment opportunities, prepare them for careers in the field of finance, provide them with a qualification which will enable them to progress to positions in finance within a company.

The Construction of Financial Statements

  • Company accounts
  • Cash-flow statements

Using Accounting Information

  • Accounting ratios
  • Accounting standards

Management Accounting

  • Marginal costing
  • Budgeting
  • Capital investment appraisal

Sources of Business Finance

  • Long-term sources of finance
  • Short-term sources of finance

Mergers and Takeovers

  • Reasons for growth via horizontal, vertical, or conglomerate integration
  • Financing of growth
  • The construction of basic group accounts

Capital Markets

  • The function of stock exchanges
  • Share and bond issues
  • Rights and bonus issues

Entry Requirements

  • Applicants must have Leaving Certificate, LCA or equivalent.
  • Holders of a QQI Level 4 Award are also eligible to apply.
  • Mature learners (over 23) may be exempt from the above academic requirements.
  • In addition, applicants will have to undertake an interview
  • Funding available for social welfare recipients
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Last updated April 26, 2018
This course is Campus based
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Jan 2020
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