Managing Finance - Advanced Professional Development [Level HE7] part-time
This course is designed to introduce you to the concepts of financial management. You will learn the corporate aspects and their differing organisational contexts to determine sources of corporate funding. You will also consider legal and other key issues, affecting corporate financial management. Your knowledge and understanding of the theoretical concepts of financial management will deepen, enabling you to analyse and evaluate financial statements and develop an understanding of capital budgeting. It will raise your awareness of control systems and develop your understanding of strategic financial issues.
Within this course you will cover: concepts of basic financial management and their application; analysis and evaluation of published financial data; the role and context of corporate financial management; liquidity, the planning cycle and the budgetary control process; financial and corporate strategy and dividend policy; policies on capital investment; external financing requirement (debt/equity ratio); working capital management and mergers and acquisitions.
Learning will be in the form of lectures, which will input information, followed by seminars, case study work and videos to deepen knowledge and understanding. You will participate in discussion using your own work experience to assist your appreciation of the subject matter. You will also be expected to attend tutorials and prepare for lectures by undertaking background reading.
This course is equivalent to 200 learning hours.
Success will be assessed through the completion of a case study or work-related assignment.
Applicants are required to have obtained a first degree or equivalent and two years of work experience.
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