ACCT07035 2021 Introduction to Business Finance 1

General Details

Full Title
Introduction to Business Finance 1
Transcript Title
Introduction to Business Finan
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Subject Area
ACCT - Accounting
BUS - Business
07 - NFQ Level 7
05 - 05 Credits
Start Term
2021 - Full Academic Year 2021-22
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Gary Reynolds, Sandra Hallinan
Programme Membership
SG_GLAWB_H08 202200 Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Law and Business SG_MBUSI_H08 202200 Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Business and ICT SG_HBUIR_H08 202300 Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Business and Irish

This module will introduce the students to the fundamentals of business finance. Allowing the students to develop an understanding of the principles of business finance and apply and analyse these principles for Business (Limited Company) Financial Statements.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;


Discuss the fundamental concepts, terminology and the accounting ethics of business finance.


Recognise the distinction between business accounting and finance


Interpret, compare and contrast the Financial statements of two limited companies


Identify and distinguish sources of finances for start up and existing business


Describe and illustrate key business process controls on business finance such as Bank Reconciliation statements

Teaching and Learning Strategies

Comprises of lectures, tutorials and independent student learning.

Module Assessment Strategies

Written Final Exam

Moodle Quiz with theory and numerical content


Repeat Assessments

Written Exam and or Moodle Quiz/ Project with theory and numerical content.

Indicative Syllabus

Introduction to principles and concepts within business finance and accounting
Introduction to business finance and accounting process
Introduction to financial statements Income statement and Statement of financial position
Introduction to Financial Ratios, Profitability, Efficiency, Liquidity, Gearing, Investors 
Compare and contrast Financial statements of two limited companies
Introduction to main sources of finances for business
Understand and distinguish key financial controls within business
Understanding business financial information and business decision making process

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
40 %
End of Semester / Year Formal Exam
60 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Moodle Quiz/MCQ/ Project Coursework Assessment Assessment 40 % OnGoing 1,2

End of Semester / Year Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Final Exam Final Exam Closed Book Exam 60 % End of Semester 3,4,5

Full Time Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Lecture Flat Classroom Lecture 2 Weekly 2.00
Tutorial Flat Classroom Practical and discussion 1 Weekly 1.00
Independent Learning Not Specified Personal Study 4 Weekly 4.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 3.00 Hours

Required & Recommended Book List

Required Reading
2017-01-04 Accounting and Finance for Non-Specialists Pearson
ISBN 1292135603 ISBN-13 9781292135601

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