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Current Academic Year 2023 - 2024

Please note that this information is subject to change.

Module Title Finance for Sustainable Operations
Module Code EF5184
School DCUBS
Module Co-ordinatorSemester 1: Liam Hourihane
Semester 2: Liam Hourihane
Autumn: Liam Hourihane
Module TeachersLiam Hourihane
NFQ level 9 Credit Rating 5
Pre-requisite None
Co-requisite None
Compatibles None
Incompatibles None
Repeat examination

This module aims to introduce students to the key financial issues faced by modern-day financial managers of corporations; the course will also equip students with the conceptual and analytical skills necessary to make financial decisions. This course goes beyond traditional financial analysis and emphasises integrating environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors into financial decision-making. Students will explore the principles of responsible investing, sustainable portfolio management, and the role of financial institutions in promoting sustainability.

Learning Outcomes

1. Explain the assumed objective of corporate finance and the role of the financial manager.
2. Analyse the concept of the time value of money and its relevance within the context of long-term decision-making.
3. Apply a range of computational techniques to various corporate investment appraisal problems.
4. Interpret and evaluate findings from empirical studies relating to corporate finance decision-making.
5. Identify key stakeholders in sustainability corporate finance and analyse their interests and influence.
6. Apply critical thinking skills to identify sustainability challenges and develop innovative financial solutions.

Workload Full-time hours per semester
Type Hours Description
Lecture24No Description
Lecture71Independent study
Total Workload: 125

All module information is indicative and subject to change. For further information,students are advised to refer to the University's Marks and Standards and Programme Specific Regulations at: http://www.dcu.ie/registry/examinations/index.shtml

Indicative Content and Learning Activities

Assessment Breakdown
Continuous Assessment100% Examination Weight0%
Course Work Breakdown
TypeDescription% of totalAssessment Date
Reassessment Requirement Type
Resit arrangements are explained by the following categories;
1 = A resit is available for all components of the module
2 = No resit is available for 100% continuous assessment module
3 = No resit is available for the continuous assessment component
This module is category 1
Indicative Reading List

  • Glen Arnold: 0, Corporate Financial Management,
  • Brealey and Myers: 0, Principles of Corporate Finance,
Other Resources

Programme or List of Programmes
MSBMMSc in Management (Business)
MSSMMSc in Management (Strategy)

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