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BBA - International Business

Business Finance and Decisions

Programme Objectives

The programme has the following aims:

  1. To enable the study of organisations, their management and the changing external and international contexts in which they operate.

  2. Equip individuals for and/or development of a career in international business and associated specialized areas in business development, marketing, finance and tourism management at a professional or equivalent level to assume managerial positions in the arena of international business.

  3. Development of the ability to apply knowledge and understanding of international business and management to complex issues, both systematically and creatively, to improve business and management practice.

  4. Enhancement of lifelong learning and personal development so as to be able to work with self-direction and originality and to contribute to business and society at large.


On successful completion of the programme, participants will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate understanding of management theories, current issues of management, the development of conceptual frameworks to guide their application within organizations operating in an increasingly global and competitive environment.
  2. Acquire a strong foundation in key functional areas of business management to enable them to succeed as effective managers in an increasingly complex and dynamic environment.
  3. Exhibit a coherent body of knowledge on economic, ethical, environmental, legal, political, sociological and technological factors together with their effects at local, national and international levels upon the strategy, behaviour and management of organisations.
  4. Demonstrate command of a range of competencies relevant to cross-border management, including inter-cultural awareness and understanding.
  5. Acquire and use a range of concepts, tools and techniques for problem solving and decision-making for analyzing complex and inter-related business scenarios.
  6. Demonstrate and apply critical skills enabling the investigation and evaluation of valid and relevant management issues and practices.

Programme Content


This module is designed with a view to developing the students’ ability to be able to cope with financial data for decision-making purposes.  Whatever organisation graduates work for, they will as  managers, at some point be forced to deal with financial data, and more importantly make sense of it, comprehend, analyse, manage, interpret and explain it’s relevance as part of the decision making process.

Learning is facilitated via a series of lectures and supplemented with discussions of topics taking place in regular tutorials/ discussion forums. Tutorials/Discussions will involve supplementing the lectures using appropriate articles/case studies or discussions about business finance and decision making issues. Students’ learning is underpinned by core textbooks and recommended readings.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module, students will be able to:

  • Utilise and analyse financial information to support business operational decisions
  • Exemplify the implications of various financial management decisions.


  • Relevant Costs & revenues for short term decision making
  • Cost volume profit analysis
  • Investment in working capital
  • Long term decision making techniques
  • Long term capital structure and costs
  • Sources of Finance
  • Investment ratios


  • Course Materials provided by IPE.
  • J. Van Horne, John Wachowicz, Fundamentals of Financial Management 13th Edition, 2008, Pearson Education.
  • Denzil Watson, Antony Head, Corporate Finance Principles and Practice 5th Edition, 2009, Pearson Education
  • Online resources on OCTAL Portal
  • Online databases from IPE’s E Library