Finance for Non-Financial Managers

12 weeks
Up to 60 verified hours contribute towards CPD Points
$ 360

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Money makes the world, and your organisation, go around. As a manager, the decisions you make will have a ripple effect on the financial performance of your organisation. Dealing with facts and figures may not be your thing, but when it comes down to it, it’s the bottom line that matters. Whether you’re financially inclined or not, as a manager, you need to have a firm grasp on financial terms and practices in order to manage your organisation optimally. This online short course is designed to help managers understand how the decisions they make will affect the financial performance of their organisation. You’ll unpack the jargon of finance and get a handle on a range of financial techniques you can use to improve your abilities as a manager. You’ll explore core financial pillars such as financial reporting, measuring financial performance, cost management, and cash management and budgeting – all geared towards helping you plan and control financial performance. And you’ll be asked to apply your hard-won knowledge to your own work context, making sure you solidify your skills through practical application.

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The course is presented by The Open University, a UK-based online learning and research university and an industry leader in executive education and upskilling the workforce. It’s their ultimate goal to be world leaders in the design, content and delivery of supported open learning. Perhaps money makes the world go around, but we think that it’s actually good management of money that makes it turn. By the end of this course, you’ll have a better grasp on how financial processes work in your organisation, enabling you to manage more effectively, as you understand financial matters more thoroughly.

What you will learn:

  • The importance of cash as an organisational resource and explain the difference between cash and profits
  • The purpose of financial reporting statements and how to use them effectively
  • Financial measures to evaluate performance and make decisions on how to develop or adjust activities accordingly
  • Key financial ratios that assist managers in performance assessment and apply this to your own organisation
  • Different types of cost and associated cost behaviours, and apply costing techniques in managerial decision-making
  • The budgeting process, the behavioural implications of budgeting and how budgeting can help managers to achieve their objectives
  • Financial techniques, such as budgeting, in planning, controlling and assessing performance in your area of managerial responsibility

Where this course could take you:

Here are some career opportunities this short course will help you work towards:
  • Managers across all disciplines within an organisation

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