Who should attend
This programme is designed for managers who need a basic understanding of the principles of finance to support decision making and business understanding.
About the course
As a decision-maker in an organisation, you can use financial information to resolve problems and improve performance. This online, self-study course will provide you with the basic skills and understanding of how to interpret and analyse financial data, to do this.
This course can be studied as standalone learning or as accredited learning through successfully passing the exam.
What do I get out of it?
This programme will help you develop an understanding of:
- Fundamental financial terminology and concepts
- Reading and interpreting financial statements
- Gauging the financial impact of operational decisions
- The basis for evaluating investment decisions
This e-learning programme is offered by UWE in collaboration with ILX Group, and has available accreditation by APMG International.
What does it cover?
The programme uses a series of 10 structured modules covering:
- Introduction to financial statements
- Profit and loss account
- Balance sheet
- Cash flow
- Costing decisions
- Introduction to financial analysis
- Investment appraisal
- Profit margin
- Asset turnover
- Return on Capital Employed (ROCE)
Each session has checkpoints built within it to allow you to check your understanding as you work through the materials, as well as an exam simulator.
Learning and Teaching
How will I learn?
This programme is delivered fully online and so you will require access to a computer with internet access.
Using voice-over, animation and regular learning-reinforcement techniques, the course delivers the classroom equivalent, in an easy to use and convenient format.
You will also require a calculator.
Mock exam simulator
Designed to test your understanding of the main programme objectives contained in the curriculum. You will be able to access this throughout your registration on the programme to complete sample exam questions, and test your knowledge and prepare for the exam. This function is available even if you have not paid to sit the exam.
Because of COVID-19, many providers are cancelling or postponing in-person programs or providing online participation options.
We are happy to help you find a suitable online alternative.