Short Title:International Corporate Finance 2
Full Title:International Corporate Finance 2
Module Code:FNCE H4002
 
Credits: 5
Field of Study:Finance, banking, insurance
Module Delivered in 2 programme(s)
Reviewed By:Christine Nangle
Module Author:Pasqueline Tierney
Module Description:This module aims to build on the theoretical and practical knowledge gained in International Corporate Finance 1, Financial Management and Investment Analysis. It seeks to provide students with a comprehensive knowledge of the key strategic and corporate finance issues affecting company finance.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Describe the importance of risk management for corporations and illustrate the components of an effective corporate risk management system
LO2 Identify and evaluate the impact of foreign exchange and interest rate risk on corporate financial decisions. Devise hedging strategies to counter such risks and advise on strategy. Apply hedging instruments in the management of foreign currency and interest rate risk. Make recommendations on the appropriateness of specific hedging instruments in given circumstances.
LO3 Identify the merger process, regulatory constraints and the alternative financing methods available. Describe the motives for M&A. Make recommendation on reconstruction schemes. Illustrate liquidations procedures impacts and costs.dentify financial distress in an organisation.Appraise the methods of corporate re-organisations and the alternative methods of financing same. Describe the impact on stakeholders.
LO4 Explain the importance of dividend policy to an organisation and to the capital markets. Comment on the theories that link dividend policy, the financial structure and the cost of capital in an organisation.
LO5 Describe the importance of IPO's to the capital markets. Demonstrate an understanding of preference shares, warrants and convertibles as alternative forms of finance and the role of venture capitalists.
LO6 Demonstrate an understanding of the importance of international financial system and its impact on overseas investment decisions; the raising of capital overseas; the management of multinationals to the global economic environment.
LO7 Identify, explain and evaluate corporate finance theories in the context of real-life business issues described in the business press.
 

Module Content & Assessment

Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Continuous Assessment An in class test covering one or more of the learning outcomes. 1,2,3,4,5,6 20.00 n/a
Presentation Presentation or report on allocated corporate finance topic using financial press 1,2,3,4,5,6,7 10.00 n/a
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam End-of-Semester Final Examination 1,3,4,5,6,7 70.00 End-of-Semester

IT Tallaght reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment

 

Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture In class lectures 3.50 Every Week 3.50
Independent Learning Time Review, research & study 5.00 Every Week 5.00
Seminars Provided by visiting lecturers 2.00 Every Month 0.50
Total Weekly Learner Workload 9.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture In class lectures 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Independent Learning Time Review, research & study 7.00 Every Week 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 9.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 2.00
 

Module Resources

Required Book Resources
  • Dr. Eugene Brigham, Michael C. Ehrhardt, Roland Fox 2016, Financial Management: Theory and Practice,, 2012 Ed., Cengage [ISBN: ISBN:97814737]
Recommended Book Resources
  • Steve Lumby, 2015, Corporate Finance Theory & Practice, 9th Ed., Cengage [ISBN: 9781408079]
  • Megginson, Smart & Lucey, 2008, Introduction to Corporate Finance, Latest, 1st Ed., Cengage [ISBN: 978184480562]
  • Arnold, G, 2012, Corporate Financial Management, 5th Ed., Pearson [ISBN: 9780273758839]
Required Article/Paper Resources
  • Financial Times Relevant articles
  • Sunday Business Post Relevant articles
Recommended Article/Paper Resources
  • Accountancy (UK) Journal ICAEW Relevant articles
  • Accountancy Ireland Journal ICAI Relevant articles
  • Business and Finance Journal Relevant articles
Other Resources
  • http://www.smartmoney.com/: Webpage
  • http://money.cnn.com/markets/news/index.html: Webpage
  • http://news.ft.com/home/europe: Webpage
  • http://www.businessweek.com/: Webpage
  • http://www.rte.ie/business/: Webpage
  • www.accaglobal.com/students/: Webpage
  • www.cimaglobal.com: Webpage
  • www.cpaireland.ie: Webpage
  • https://www.charteredaccountants.ie/: Webpage
 

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
TA_BACCT_B (1 year add on) Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Accounting & Finance 8 Mandatory
TA_BAACC_B Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Accounting & Finance 8 Mandatory