FIN40630 Corporate Finance EMBA

Academic Year 2021/2022

This module will assist you to understand the financial consequences of commercial and all other business related decisions. It will help you to interpret financial data in a strategic manner and to understand what lies behind the information. The module will cover the key aspects of strategic corporate finance that will allow for better decision-making based on business intelligence and analysis. You will be equipped to use this information to enhance business performance thus contributing even more effectively to business growth.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

On successful completion of this module you will:
• Be able to contribute to and develop business cases in financial terms
• Appreciate the key distinction between corporate profitability and cashflow and the consequent implications for long- term value creation
• Understand the linkages between managerial decision making and corporate financial performance (including reference to discounted cashflow analysis and economic profit)
• Identify and decide on the optimal mix of long term financing options, conditional on the risk profile of the company, its stage in the industry life cycle, its degree of operational gearing, and other important factors
• Understand the principles associated with short- term and long- term financial planning and the factors driving the magnitude of funding required to finance company operations
• Understand the importance of actively managing a firm’s operating cash cycle in a cash constrained environment

Student Effort Type Hours


Specified Learning Activities


Autonomous Student Learning




Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations

Not applicable to this module.

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Not applicable to this module.
Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Group Project: Financial analysis of a selection of companies Throughout the Trimester n/a Graded No


Examination: final examination 2 hour End of Trimester Exam No Graded No


Carry forward of passed components
Resit In Terminal Exam
Summer Yes - 2 Hour
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Group/class feedback, post-assessment

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

Written feedback provided on group project 20 days after submission

Name Role
Ms Roisin O'Loughlin Tutor

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