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Finance for Non-Finance Professionals

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Finance for Non-Finance Professionals

 Duration 2-5 weeks           Language English         Skill level Beginner
 Lectures 6                           Certificate Yes               Full Lifetime access 

4,388 learners

In this certificate program you will get an understanding of the financial implications of business decisions can help your business thrive and maximize shareholder returns. Through Financial statements analysis, our educational program will equip you with the analytical skills that allow them to make sense of various information embedded within financial statements and make informed decisions. 

The goal of this certificate program is to introduce non-finance executives with the basic accounting concepts & framework and to equip you with the power of financial analysis for better understanding of your organisations’ financial sustainability.

During the certificate program variety of teaching methods will be used: from basic explanations of terms and concepts, exercises, working on case studies, individual work in finding the application of the presented knowledge and group/team work on the project.

Beyond mere description of theoretical lectures, the emphasis will be on the following course goals:

  • Understand sources of finance available to a business
  • Understand finance as a resource within a business
  • Be able to make financial decisions based on financial information
  • Be able to assess the financial performance of a business

The certificate program is delivered in cooperation with the Faculty of Economics & Business, University of Zagreb, Croatia that is a publicly recognized and accredited university with a double world-known accreditations AACSB and EPAS.

The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) accreditation is known worldwide as the most highly esteemed form of accreditation an institution and its business programmes can earn. AACSB’s mission is to foster engagement, accelerate innovation, and amplify impact in business education. AACSB Accreditation is the benchmark of quality worldwide and most widely sought after by business schools—less than 5% worldwide have earned the achievement.

Certificate Price

EUR399

499 EUR

PURCHASE

The certificate program is appropriate for the all those that wish to develop professionally, increase their financial skills and knowledge, and seek career advancement by getting certified.

Overview

Overview

    Course start: Anytime
    Language: English
    Duration: 2-5 weeks (depends on your pace)
    Format: Online
  Commitment: 7 – 10 hours per week
    Certificate: Awarded by SSBM Geneva and University of Zagreb
    Fee: 399 EUR

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

At the end of this course, you will be able to:

• Assess the benefits and limitations of the different sources of finance
• Evaluate appropriate sources of finance for a business project
• Determine the costs of different sources of finance
• Explain the importance of financial planning
• Assess the information needs of different decision makers in a business
• Explain the impact of sources of finance on the financial statement
• Analyse budgets and recommend appropriate decisions
• Explain the calculation of unit costs
• Compare formats of financial statements appropriate for different types of business
• Interpret financial statements using appropriate ratios and comparisons, both internal and external

COURSE REQUIREMENTS

None.

PROGRAM OUTLINE

Lecture 1 Understand Sources of finance available to a Business
Lecture 2 Capital structure and Financial Planning
Lecture 3 Financial decisions based on Financial information
Lecture 4 Cost management and Budgeting
Lecture 5 Financial statement analysis

TEACHING METHOD

This course is presented entirely online.
Modules can be completed in your own time and at your own pace.

This interactive, supportive teaching model is designed for busy professionals and results in unprecedented certification rates for online courses.

MATERIALS

All reading materials for this course will be made accessible to you through the SSBM Online Learning Portal. Notes for each module are often downloadable, and you are able to save your current learning status and continue whenever you like.

DIPLOMA

Upon successful completion of the certificate you will be awarded with a diploma delivered by SSBM Geneva and University of Zagreb.

What will this certificate program bring to your career?

  • Solidify your grasp of finance fundamentals: amount, timing, revenues & profits
  • Interpret data on financial reports and how these reports impact each other
  • Earn a Career Credential
  • Identify the different categories of cost accounts for budgeting and tracking spending
  • Utilize ratios and measures to gain insight into profitability and performance
  • Understand cost behavior and cost variance reporting
  • Be able to assess the financial performance of a business

Is this certificate for you?

This course is ideal for professionals from a non-finance background who want to develop their financial understanding, understand how their decisions affect an organisation’s financial performance and improve their organisation’s financial performance.

The course will also be useful for new managers, existing managers as well as anyone looking to refresh their finance knowledge.

One of the major outcomes of this certificate program will be that it will aid you in analyzing the financial
statements so that you can understand your business better, leading to effective decision-making.

This certificate will bring you a diploma: “Finance for Non-Finance Professionals” that is delivered by SSBM Geneva and University of Zagreb, Croatia (AACSB, EPAS accredited).

Student Testimonials

  • I chose to study at SSBM, because it gives me flexibility to combine online and onsite learning.

    GUSTAV LINDÉUS
  • The thing I like the most is definitely the possibility to organize studying time on my own, as well as the deadlines for all the projects. The whole program is very approachable and easy to follow.

    FRANCIS OKOH
  • SSBM truly offers high quality education. The course material allows you to apply academic theory to real-world examples from the global business world in an easy manner.

    JELENA PENAVA
  • I am quite impressed with the program, most importantly the quality of the education and the professors. It has been wonderful and I would recommend the program. I also gained and increased my productivity as a manager

    INES BORCIC
  • I chose SSBM as an excellent continuation of my education and combining my professional knowledge with theory and practice of the lectures. SSBM allows flexibility with my personal life and professional life as well as achieving my goals.

    EMMANUEL ENUBUOGIDI
Overview
Fee
Prerequisites 
Programme structure

This course is ideal for professionals from a non-finance background who want to develop their financial understanding, understand how their decisions affect an organisation’s financial performance and improve their organisation’s financial performance.

The course will also be useful for new managers, existing managers as well as anyone looking to refresh their finance knowledge.

Fee

The total fee* for the certificate is: 399 EUR

*There are no other hidden costs.

Prerequisites

There are no formal prerequisites for this certificate program.

Programme structure

  • Lecture 1 Understand Sources of finance available to a Business

  • Lecture 2 Capital structure and Financial Planning

  • Lecture 3 Financial decisions based on Financial information

  • Lecture 4 Cost management and Budgeting

  • Lecture 5 Financial statement analysis

Course will cover each topic with several online video lectures.

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