UNIVERSITY OF CAPE TOWN
Basics of Financial Management online short course
Why this course?
Sound financial management is a crucial aspect of any thriving business. Professionals who possess basic financial management knowledge and skills are often at an advantage in the talent market, and by the same token, entrepreneurs seeking to grow a business need to possess these skills to ensure success.
This highly practical 9-week short course will teach you the basics of finance and financial management within a business context, including how to budget, read financial statements, conduct a cash flow analysis, cut costs and perform several other finance-related functions. Learn how to make good personal and work-related financial decisions, and gain important insight into the financial side of business in order to make a real impact in your career or business.
View the introduction teaser video for more insight (4min)
What you will learn
- Orientation module Welcome to your Virtual Learning Environment
- Module 1 The financial goal of a firm
- Module 2 Taxation and policies
- Module 3 Understanding financial statements
- Module 4 Analysing financial statements
- Module 5 Profit planning and control
- Module 6 The time value of money
- Module 7 Financing
- Module 8 Capital budgeting
- Module 9 Managing working capital
Your success team
Entrepreneur, Qualified Accountant & Financial Consultant
Gareth is a jack of all trades. He is a qualified accountant, specialising in tax, and a serial entrepreneur, having established and managed numerous businesses since he was 19. Gareth also acts as a business consultant across strategy, finance and sales management. He is a passionate teacher, and shares his vast experience with his learners, encouraging conversation and practical.
Take the readiness test
This Readiness Test will help you assess your preparedness for this course by asking you a few quick questions relating to time management, technological requirements, your expectations, and the subject matter level - to help you confirm that this online course is the right fit for you.Take the test