This Finance evening course is aimed at middle to senior managers from disciplines other than finance who wish to understand financial management principles and concepts and how they are put to use in businesses of all sizes.
Our Finance for the Non-Financial Manager short course is delivered over 10 weekly evenings and is ideal for anyone looking for maximum flexibility combined with expert tuition.
Emphasis on this Finance short course is placed on getting students you to use using the knowledge and skills gained in class immediately in their your work and personal life.
For successful completion of the course, business knowledge and experience are more important than the size of the organisation; owners of SMEs will find it equally suitable as senior managers of very large multinationals or consultants to large businesses.
The Finance for the Non-Financial Manager short course explains the fundamentals of finance with the assumption of basic numeracy skills and provides a good understanding of standard financial statements and operational messages that can be derived from them.
The short evening course will examine financial and performance ratios, the applications of sales pricing, costing, interest and borrowings, taxation, investment, performance measurements, risk mitigation and hedge fund operations.
“ Very informative course, great level of knowledge and experience. ”
Keenness to learn new concepts and how they are used in business is an essential requirement. The knowledge of simple calculations such as percentages and ratios at a level not more than GCSE maths is needed. Knowledge of Microsoft Excel at a basic level is useful.
Classroom exercises require only simple calculations using a calculator.
Those with 10+ years working experience will already be exposed to many of the concepts and will find that they gain a lot of usable knowledge.
Good written and spoken English.
As the short course is gradually built up from foundation knowledge in early sessions to applications in later classes students should ensure that they do not miss a class.
At least 70% attendance is needed as a minimum.
Classroom exercises and home work should be attempted as it reinforces learning when it is checked against answers provided later.
John Caird is an Economics graduate and a banker with over thirty years' experience in corporate and international banking. He held a number of senior positions with international banks in the City of London and has specialist knowledge in a number of areas including project and export finance.
John is currently a consultant providing specialist advice on banking and finance subjects to business clients.