Managing successfully requires excellence in a diverse range of skills and abilities. Financial management is arguably the most important of them all, especially in terms of meeting the financial objectives of the business.

This course is aimed at those with a limited understanding of financial techniques and vocabulary. It will give you the invaluable skills required to best use resources, and achieve both greater financial success and the wider objectives of the business.

Whether managing a team, department or division in a small or large organisation, a fluent understanding of fundamental financial theory is vital for the success of your business.


Module 1: Introduction

1.1: Financial Information and Decision-making

Module 2: Using Financial Information for Business Planning and Control

2.1: Management Accounts
2.2: Costs / Using Costs in Business Decisions
2.3: Using Budgets
2.4: Control Using Variance Analysis

Module 3: Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)

3.1: The Usefulness of Business Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)
3.2: How to Choose Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)
3.3: How to Use KPIs
3.4: KPIs in Practice

Module 4: Project Investment Appraisal

4.1: Project Investment Appraisal
4.2: Appraisal Methods and Risk
4.3: Appraisal Methods and Inflation
4.4: Comparing Appraisal Methods

Module 5: Building Your Business Case (Portfolio)

5.1: Building a Business Case
5.2: Identifying Your Resources
5.3: Sales, Production and Pricing
5.4: Financial Planning for Your Business Case

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  • What is the difference between On Demand and Virtual Classroom?
    • On demand is learn at your own pace on your schedule while virtual classroom is instructor-led at set time and dates.
  • With On Demand, do I have access 24/7?
    • Yes, you can login and work with the material and labs anytime you like.
  • Do I need any special software?
    • A browser and an Internet connection is all you need.
  • For Virtual Classroom, is it taught by a live instructor?
    • Yes
  • Are the courses monitored by experts?
    • Yes, we only work with subject matter experts with many years of consulting and training.
  • Can I ask follow up questions with the Instructor?
    • Yes, that's why we are here.
  • How long do I have access after I sign up?
    • Most courses are 90 days but some of the bundles are one year.
  • Can I take both On Demand and attend a Virtual Classroom session for a discount?
    • Yes, just talk to one of our COD representatives and they can provide bundle discounts and pricing.
  • How long does it take after I sign up?
    • Usually within 24 hrs or less.
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