Principles of Finance 2

Dublin City University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Principles of Finance 2

  • Host University

    Dublin City University

  • Location

    Dublin, Ireland

  • Area of Study


  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    Corporate Finance deals with the allocation and acquisition of a firm's resources. This module explores from a financial manager perspective the best method for finding and allocating capital to increase shareholders' wealth. The objective of this course if to equip students with the tools and techniques to create value from the firm's financing and investment decisions.Concepts such as corporate objectives, business risk, financial risk and the valuation of financial assets are studied. major policy areas of the firm covering investment appraisal, optimal capital structure and dividend payout are also examined. Special emphasis is placed on long-term managerial policies and their likely impact on the market value of the firm.

    Learning Outcomes
    1. Distinguish between and assess the importance of different sources of finance to the firm.
    2. Evaluate corporate decisions from the perspective of the investor and other stakeholders in the firm
    3. Categorise the theoretical and practical aspects of managing foreign exchange exposure
    4. Compare and contrast financing options to recommend a course of action.
    5. Apply business finance knowledge to a given situation and provide recommendations.

Course Disclaimer

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.

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