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Finance for Managers - Level 9

Invest in yourself today, to meet the challenges of tomorrow

12 Weeks,
1 evening per week, 6.30-9.30pm
Start Date:
16th September
University of Wales Trinity Saint David
20 CATS at Level 7 (FHEQ) equivalent to 10 ECTS at Level 9 (NFQ)

This course is starting in Sept 2020.

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Why Financial Management?


The ability to make informed and objective financial decisions in order to fully participate in strategic policy development is paramount in a highly competitive and dynamic business environment.

In this course students will have an overview of financial (accounting) statements and related theories in order to develop a comprehensive and critical understanding of financial techniques and processes which enable management to evaluate and make strategic decisions in the context of competitive environments.

This standalone postgraduate module is ideal to study individually to gain specialist academic, professional and technical knowledge and skills in digital entrepreneurship. It also provides a flexible progression route where you can combine with other qualifications to complete an MBA.

Learning Outcomes

Upon the successful completion of this module, the student should be able to demonstrate the ability to:

  • Research, apply and critically evaluate a variety of financial assessment techniques for application to a case study.
  • Research, evaluate and critically discuss various issues and theoretical frameworks used in the management and control of financial resources.

Course Structure

  • 1 module, 12 weeks duration, one evening per week 6:30 to 9:30 pm with an induction event.
  • Equivalent to level 9 on the Irish National Framework of Qualifications (Level 7 on the Framework for Higher Education Qualifications (FHEQ) UK.
  • This Module is the credit equivalent of 10 ECTS (or 20 CATS), recognised internationally.

Indicative content

  • Financial statements as a means of communication; users of financial information; ratio analysis; trend analysis; interlinking of ratio results; comparison with similar sized businesses and industry sector norms; recommendations and conclusions; follow up analysis and interpretation; critical appraisal of techniques.
  • Objectives of working capital management; methods of financing working capital (short- and long-term financing requirements); management and control of trade credit and trade debt; cash management, cash operating cycle, management of stocks; evaluation of conflicting aims.
  • Project appraisal including payback, APR, NPV, IRR; decision to make, buy or lease; effects of capital rationing, taxation and inflation; project appraisal; post completion audit and critical appraisal of the techniques applied.
  • Corporate failure; corporate failure prediction models.


This module will be assessed by a written report, considering financial data which requires the student to analyse, critique and provide recommendations.

Progression Opportunities


This accredited module is worth 10 ECTS and can be used to build up towards an MBA.

Students who successfully complete this module may either enrol directly onto the MBA - Masters of Business Administration programme where they will need to take a further 80 ECTS (5 modules and a dissertation) or take another module which can be used to progress to the MBA.

Entry Requirements

This module has been designed for Continuing Professional Development in business administration and management.

  • Applicants are expected to have appropriate experience in management or relevant employment. Alternatively graduates with at least second-class honours in an Honours degree (Level 8) can be admitted.
  • For those who have not been educated through English, a demonstrated proficiency such as an IELTS score of 6.0, with at least a 5.5 in all components is required.
  • Contact one of our admissions team who can guide you through the application process.

How to Apply

You can contact or apply to us directly using the the "Enquire Now" or "Apply Now" options at the top of the page, this will reserve your place and also give us the key details to start your application, a member of our admissions team will then contact you with further details, or alternatively you can simply "Ask us a Question" using the form below.

You can also "Book a One-to-One" with one of our course specialists who will provide you with additional guidance on your application, you can set up a meeting by:

  • Calling us at:  +353 1 2461526 
  • Email us at:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

We also have flexible payment plans, please contact us to discuss your options or visit the college anytime and our course specialists will be more than willing to discuss any queries you may have.

We look forward to meeting you.



Study for an MBA your way. Build it one module at a time.

Your pathway towards a Masters in Business Administration.

Your path to leadership

If you are a high-potential graduate or a senior business professional, seeking to maximize your business and personal potential, an MBA will not only help you realise your ambitions but redefine them.

Meet Gerard Keating, an MBA alumni and Lecturer at IBAT College

Gerard is a qualified accountant and MBA alumni.

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