Finance for Non-Financial Managers

Finance is at the heart of decision-making for every organisation. It doesn’t matter what your role is: whether you are an innovator or an operational person, you must be able to rationalise and communicate funding requirements and revenue opportunities clearly and convincingly.

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This course will provide you with basic frameworks and tools you can lean on to assess and ensure the health of your venture or organisation.

Who is it for?

You, if you need to ensure that their unit or business is on a sound financial footing, keep cash flow healthy, investigate the feasibility of new projects … or simply get ahead as a professional with sound skills. Having a good grip on finance is likely to make you the most attractive candidate for a managerial position..

Certificates are awarded on the following basis:

  • Certificate of completion: Cumulative average of 80% in online tests
  • Certificate of participation: Cumulative average of 50%-79% for online tests
  • Certificate of attendance: Cumulative average of less than 50% for online tests

Entry requirements

  • Basic Mathematics

Learning outcomes

You should emerge from this course understanding:

  • Financial management terminology, concepts and principles
  • The core functions of financial management
  • A framework for financial reporting
  • How to read and interpret financial statements
  • Budgeting, variance analysis, cash planning and capital budgeting
  • How to apply ratio analysis
  • Why the time value of money matters, and how to calculate present and future value of investments

You will cover:

Financial management building blocks; wealth maximisation; financial planning processes and techniques; budgeting; financial planning; ratios for liquidity, solvency, turnover and profitability; time value of money; present value; future value; simple and compound interest; risk-return and cost of capital; discounted cash flow methods for project evaluation; a financial reporting conceptual framework; reports for auditor and shareholders; IFRS and IAF1; accounting principles and measurement; financial statements.

Job opportunities:

Management positions in any sector; project management; great scope for promotion.



Participants will engage with the course through recorded classes and supporting content online

What you will get 

  • 16 hours of on-demand video
  • Study notes accompanying the video recordings
  • Practical tasks and digital assessments
  • Online access any time for the duration of the course
  • Certification

Course fees


Participants will engage with the course through online sessions with an instructor leading the class twice-weekly

What you will get 

  • 16 hours of online instruction
  • Class recordings you can replay for the duration of the course
  • Study notes accompanying each online session
  • Practical tasks and digital assessments
  • Anytime access online for the duration of the course
  • Certification

Course timetable

Please confirm course timetable before enrolling for a course

Course fees

Course Curriculum

Time: 13 weeks
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