Short Title:Personal Finance
Full Title:Personal Finance
Module Code:FNCE H2002
 
Credits: 5
Field of Study:Accounting and taxation
Module Delivered in 9 programme(s)
Reviewed By:Christine Nangle
Module Author:Patricia Morris
Module Description:This module aims to assist students to apply financial concepts to their personal finances. It introduces students to many of the financial concepts which can be applied in their business career and provides a foundation for future modules. Specifically, the module provides students with a wide understanding of both the products available and current practical methods used in personal finance decision-making including the income tax impacts.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Apply the underlying principles of budgetary control to personal finances.
LO2 Apply the main theories, concepts and knowledge that underpin personal finance to solve practical financial problems.
LO3 Use mathematical techniques in conjunction with financial and economic models to appraise investment and borrowing products and strategies that can improve both personal finances and demonstrates knowledge of the current financial and economic environment.
LO4 Prepare and explain how Income Tax liabilities for individuals are calculated.
 

Module Content & Assessment

No Course Work
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam End-of-Semester Final Examination 1,2,3,4 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 Personal Finance 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Lecture (Personal) Taxation 1.00 Every Week 1.00
Independent Learning Reading/studying 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 6.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Personal Finance and (Personal) Taxation 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Independent Learning Reading/studying 4.00 Every Week 4.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 6.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 2.00
 

Module Resources

Required Book Resources
  • Lowe, J, The Money Doctor, Current Annual Edition Ed., Gill Books
  • King, J.;Cary, M. 2017, Personal Finance, 2 edition Ed., OUP Oxford
  • Taillard, M. 2015, Introducing Personal Finance: A Practical Guide, Icon Books Ltd.
Recommended Book Resources
  • Power, T. Walsh, S., & O’Meara, P. 2009, Financial Management – An Irish Text, 3rd Ed., Gill & MacMillan
  • Gannon, S., Kerby J., and Brooks, N., TAB Guide to Money, Pensions and Tax, Current Annual Edition Ed., Tab Taxation Services Ltd.
  • Hall, A. 2009, Your Money or Your Life, Atria Books; Original edition
  • Balen, M 2003, A Very English Deceit: The Secret History of the South Sea Bubble and the First Great Financial Scandal, Fourth Estate Ltd
  • Nadler, M; Rumker, T 2014, Real World Personal Finance, Lexington Books
  • Atrill, P 2003, Financial Management for Non-specialists, 3rd Ed., Financial Times/Prentice Hall.
  • Romesh V. 2010, The Financial Times Guide to Using the Financial Pages, 6th Edition Ed., Financial Times/ Prentice Hall;
Recommended Article/Paper Resources
  • See Moodle website for Article/Paper List
Other Resources
  • Website: Competition and Consumer Protection CommissionExpert information and useful tools on consumer rights and personal finance
  • n/a: See Moodle website for Other Resources
 

Module Delivered in

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TA_BMKTG_D (1 year add on) Bachelor of Business in Marketing 4 Elective
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TA_BMKTG_C Higher Certificate in Business in Marketing 4 Elective