Financial Management Course

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Financial management is the planning, organising, directing and controlling of an organisation’s financial activities such as procurement and the utilisation of funds. In addition, financial management techniques enable managers to make informed investment decisions (capital budgeting, working capital), financial decisions (type of financing, cost of financing, return on investments) and dividend decisions (net profit distribution).

The purpose of this Financial Management short course is to provide students with the fundamental financial knowledge and skills to enable them to participate in business activities such as financial planning, financial control and to make savvy financial and investment decisions.

The content of this course has been designed specifically for students who are studying finance for the first time. It provides a solid foundation in the fundamental concepts of finance and introduces the financial notions using a practical approach. Students are first introduced to basic financial accounting concepts and principles which are followed by financial management concepts. These concepts include analysis of financial statements, working capital management, budgeting, financial planning and long-term investment and borrowing decisions.

Whether you want to do this Finance Course in Cape Town, Durban, Johannesburg or anywhere in between, you will have equal access to our student support portals and related student services.

Course Type:

Business Short Courses


Finance Courses



Course Payment Plan:

R455 x 24 months

Course Duration:

Maximum duration of 24 months, however average time for completion varies from 12 to 18 months

Course Objectives:

  • Distinguish between financial accounting and financial management;
  • Detail the definitions and terminology used in financial management;
  • Underline the various accounting principles and definitions in order to build a foundation in accounting terminology on which to better understand financial management;
  • Prepare a set of financial statements;
  • Perform financial analysis of a set of financial statements;
  • Establish the purpose of working capital management;
  • Discover the role of budgeting in short-term financial planning;
  • Explain the meaning of time value of money and calculate its impact on investment decisions;
  • Explain the relationship between risk and return on an investment.

Entry Requirements:

Grade 9 (Std7) and at least 16 years old with the ability to read and write in English, the language of instruction.

Assesment Method:

Students are required to complete and submit one assignment per module. The pass mark for each assignment is 50% unless stated otherwise within the assignment instructions. There are no written examinations for this Course.

Course Modules:

The course comprises the following modules:

  • Module 1: Business Mathematics
  • Module 2: Financial Accounting
  • Module 3: Analysis of Financial Statements
  • Module 4: Short-term Financial Management Decisions
  • Module 5: Long-term Financial and Investment Decisions

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