Introduction

This course aims to provide non-financial individuals with a comprehensive overview of financial management to enable them to gain a deeper understanding of finances in a business environment and participate in financial conversation.

In this course you will learn to:

  • Draw-up a balance sheet and income statement.
  • Explain how money flows through a business.
  • Manage profits and working capital.
  • Interpret the performance of an organisation.
  • Draw up a budget and use it to control costs.

Investing in this course is a proactive approach to increasing one’s capabilities for executing current responsibilities and positions one for future career prospects.

Who Should Enrol

Non-financial individuals looking to gain knowledge and insight into basic elements of financial management in a business setting.

Learning Outcomes

After completion of this course, a learner will be able to:

  • Identify the sources of funds.
  • Describe how to manage profitability.
  • Describe cash flow management.
  • Develop a basic activity/operational budget.
  • Develop a detailed staffing budget for a project.

Course Content

The following study units are included in this short course:

  1. Introduction to finance and accounting

  2. Sources and applications of capital in a business

  3. Management of profitability

  4. Cash flow management

  5. Ratio analysis

  6. Budgetary planning and control 

 

Course Duration

Participants have 3 months from the date of registration to complete the course and submit the assessment components.

Virtual Classroom date: 

19 April 2021

Course Design

This is an assisted tutorial course, consisting of a self-study component, two- day virtual class, learning material and month to submit the assessment components.

Assessment

Participants will be assessed through means of a self-study assessment in the form of a multiple-choice questionnaire as well as a written assignment. A pass mark of 50% is required in order to be successful.

Certification

Participants will receive a certificate of completion for this short course should they successfully pass the assessment component.




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Investing in this course is a proactive approach to increasing one’s capabilities for executing current responsibilities and positions one for future career prospects.