- Mr Jimmy O'Neill
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On completing this module students should be able to:Demonstrate their ability to use and interpret financial information, when assessing company performance.Explain the more important appraisal techniques, and have a knowledge of recent developments in this area.Be aware of how required rates of return should be determined, and of the required inputs.Demonstrate a knowledge of capital structure theory, including the more recent developments in the literature.Explain the main elements of dividend policy, including both academic and practical contributions to the topic.Describe the sources of capital available to companies, and evaluate the attractiveness of each. A knowledge of derivative based instruments would be required.Demonstrate a knowledge of the literature regarding company governance.Indicative Module Content:
Introduction , present value, modern methods of project evaluation; bonds markets and bond valuation; capital structure, portfolio theory; managing Risk; Financial analysis; IPOS, venture capital, and rights issues; does Debt Policy matter; Options,their uses and their valuation, Forward and Futures Markets, Swaps; Mergers and Acquisitions.
|Student Effort Type||Hours|
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|Autonomous Student Learning||
Not applicable to this module.
|Description||Timing||Component Scale||% of Final Grade|
|Examination: Final 2 hour examination including MCQ's at end of the course.||2 hour End of Trimester Exam||No||Graded||Yes||
|Project: Group Project||Week 12||n/a||Graded||No||
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• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment
The lecturer welcomes feedback from students during the course of the module. In particular, following assignments, feedback as to suitability and educational effectiveness of the assignment content would be useful. The effectiveness of the slide presentations in amplifying and explaining the assigned text would be appreciated. Early or intermediate feedback relating to the group reports will be achieved by class slide presentations of the partly completed reports , delivered by the students who researched each section . An indication of the likely final mark will be given by the lecturer at that time. The student members of the groups will each be responsible for sections of the report, such as financial analysis, capital structure analysis, marketing analysis, capital raising history, merger activity etc.