University of Limerick
Area of Study
Corporate Studies, Finance
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 Credits3
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4
Hours & Credits
Rationale and Purpose of the Module: This module provide students with a solid grounding in corporate finance, its application in share valuation within international capital markets and focuses on the decisions faced by corporate financial managers.
Syllabus: The course builds on students existing knowledge of discounted cash flow technique and covers more advanced capital budgeting, taking into account inflation, uncertainty and tax. Simulation and scenario analysis are covered and concept of a real option is introduced. The students are introduced to the international capital markets, and the main approaches to share valuation are discussed and contrasted. The importance of the assessment of risk and its impact on returns from financial assets are introduced, leading to an assessment of the cost of capital for a firm. The theory of the firm is explored in more detail, under the framework of agency theory. Dividend policy is studied, by reference to theory, taxation, the value of the firm and the wealth of shareholders. Capital structure is covered from a similar perspective. Mergers and acquisitions are evaluated. Ideas around the impact of corporate financial decisions on wider stakeholder groups and society more generally are discussed.
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 reference fall and spring course lists as not all courses are taught during both semesters.
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.