Dublin City University
Area of Study
Finance, Financial Management
Taught In English
Course Level Recommendations
ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits2
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units3
Hours & Credits
The purpose of this module is to provide students with an understanding of how firms acquire resources, and allocate them among the firms present and potential activities and projects. Our perspective is that of the financial manager who must determine the best method for finding and allocating capital to increase the wealth of the firms shareholders. The objective of this course is, therefore, to equip the corporate manager with the tools and techniques available to create value from the firms financing and investment decisions. Concepts such as corporate objectives, business risk, financial risk and the valuation of financial assets are studied. Special emphasis is placed on long-term managerial policies and the relevance of financial management. Students are expected to participate in weekly lectures.
1. Clearly explain why money now is more valuable than money in the future (the time value of money)
2. Critically appraise the various techniques used to evaluate investments
3. Calculate the returns, variances and standard deviations for any asset or portfolio
4. Explain the difference between equity and debt financing
5. Discuss how a business creates value
Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.
Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.
ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits are converted to semester credits/quarter units differently among U.S. universities. Students should confirm the conversion scale used at their home university when determining credit transfer.
Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.