Foundations of Financial Management

Gain a comprehensive introduction to the world of finance with this fundamental short course, perfect for those studying finance for the first time.

  • Industry relevant

  • Fully online
  • Self-paced learning

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What you will learn about

  • Unit 1: Introduction to Financial Management

  • Unit 2: Introduction to Accounting Principles and the Accounting Equation

  • Unit 3: Financial Statements

  • Unit 4: Analysis of Financial Statements

  • Unit 5: Introduction to Working Capital Management

  • Unit 6: Budgeting and Financial Planning

  • Unit 7: Time Value of Money

  • Unit 8: Risk and Return

Description

This course is designed to provide an introduction to the world of finance, which is an essential area of expertise for both managers and business owners. The aim of the course is to equip non-financial professionals with the skills to effectively analyze and utilize different types of financial information to make informed decisions.

You will be introduced to the basics of financial management, including financial statements, analysis of financial statements, management of working capital, budgeting, time value of money, risk management, and return on investment.

Course summary

  • Duration: 4 months

  • Mode: Fully Online

  • Pace: Recommended 8h/week

  • Assessments: Graded
  • Study Plan: Included

  • Course Type: Self-paced

The self-paced course mode means you choose when to start and how much time you have available to learn. We provide you with a structured learning path that sets out the recommended pace of learning and is aligned with the content release schedule on our virtual campus. Your course units are released on a study schedule over the course term. Responsive academic support is provided by qualified lecturers via email. The course consists of various units and all the formative assessments are completed online at different intervals. Your final online summative assessment is at the end of the course and is the final step before you are eligible for certification.

This course is suitable for non-financial managers that require a better understanding of the dynamics involved in financial management, as well as equipping them with practical experience. The course will benefit any businessperson involved in finance requiring a theoretical understanding and practical application of financial tools, techniques, procedures, and terminology.

Upon successful completion of this course you should be able to:

  1. Discuss the various financial accounting and financial management concepts and principles;
  2. Record basic accounting transactions;
  3. Prepare financial statements for a sole trader;
  4. Analyse financial statements and interpret financial results;
  5. Outline the importance of working capital management;
  6. Discuss financial planning and budgeting;
  7. Prepare a cash budget;
  8. Calculate the present and future value of single amounts, annuities, and uneven cash flows using compound interest rates;
  9. Explain the concept of risk and return and its impact on financial decision-making; and
  10. Calculate the expected and actual rate of return of an investment.

Across a wide variety of industries, this course will assist students who are interested in a career as a:

  • Junior Financial Manager
  • Business Manager
  • Financial Administrator
  • Financial Controller
  • Entrepreneur / Small business owner

R5,988

Pay as little as R499* / monthly

Chose to pay for your course in fixed interest-free instalments or upfront in a once-off payment. Safe and secure flexibility tailored to suit any pocket.

This course includes:

  • Interactive content and on-demand video

  • Downloadable resources

  • Digital Certificate

 

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Course requirements

  • At least 18 years of age
  • An active email account with a valid email address (that belongs to you)

Recommended

  • Minimum Grade 10
  • Basic digital literacy
  • Ability to read and write in English

To register for your course you need to complete the online registration process successfully and pay using one of our payment methods.

Fees payable upon registration will differ depending on the payment option you choose. A minimum amount must be paid upfront if a payment plan is chosen. A payment plan allows you to pay the course fee, over a fixed term, in interest-free instalments.

Your registration and course access is only complete once payment is received either in full or the minimum amount outlined in your payment plan.

Your course access is only available if your account is up to date with your payments or if you have paid the full course fees. If you need to reactivate your course, just make payment using our various payment options or call us for support.

Computer literacy: 

  • Good understanding of web navigation
  • Understanding of email usage
  • An active email account (that belongs to you)

Hardware: 

  • A PC, Tablet or Smartphone

Connectivity & recommended data:

  • Access to a reliable internet connection
  • At least 1GB of data per month
 
 

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Your course will be activated on our Virtual Online Campus once your first payment is successfully received. You will also receive an activation email with your login details and next steps.

Celebrate your achievement with a personalised certificate

Validate the skills and knowledge you have gained with a personalised digital certificate. Grow your skills and get recognised. To get certified all you need to do is:

  • Meet the assessment requirements outlined in the course

  • Settle your course fees

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