Short courses in finance
|Qualification:||Professional Development Programme|
|Intake Dates*:||throughout the year|
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LSBF's portfolio of finance short courses covers the essential themes and issues surrounding accounting and investment. Each course provides insight into the fundamentals of the financial world, including various processes, products, markets and applicable risks involved in complex market scenarios.
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This short course will develop your understanding of how decisions can affect and improve an organisation’s financial performance. The course will help clarify jargon, explore key ratios, and examine key trends and areas for concern. There will also be an emphasis on identifying any future issues, threats and opportunities and how to plan and budget for them.
- Make better bottom-line decisions with a working knowledge of the numerical side of business
- Understand business dynamics and take initiatives that are in line with short and long-term goals
- Take the guesswork out of your decision-making and deliver the results you need
- Cultivate proactive working relationships with financial professionals and enhance your value to the organisation
- Learn how to “think finance” and translate various measurements of performance into financial terms
The course provides an in-depth understanding of how financial planning and analysis can be applied by companies to gain a competitive edge in terms of identifying cost patterns, uncovering savings and maintaining cash flow.
The key element of the programme is the focus on practical application of financial models and analysis, which are used to assess strategic and operational positions by leveraging a wide range of options to reduce cost and create additional value for companies.
You will learn about the financial business environment, strategic planning, management reporting, and decision control support.
After studying this course, you will be able to:
- Apply financial models and analytical tools in order to provide recommendations to support strategic initiatives such as productivity increases, risk mitigation and the optimisation of profitability
- Analyse and report on the financial implications of various operational decisions and recommend a course of action.
- Create and drive business intelligence and planning improvements within an organisation
- Identify business performance reporting challenges and priorities
- Develop and monitor specific performance indicators, reporting on trends and identifying causes of unexpected variance
- Conduct financial modelling, analysis and valuation exercises to support new product development and other ad hoc initiatives
- Prepare and present reports to senior management with confidence
- Education - Undergraduate degree or equivalent Higher Education qualification, or relevant work experience
- English language - Common European Framework (CEF) Level B2* or equivalent (all teaching and learning materials are provided in English only)
*Please note those with a B1 level of English and relevant proof of further study will be considered.
*Our short courses are planned to run throughout 2017. However, it is subject to student demand. Our Executive Education portfolio is only available for LSBF Executive Education continuing students and EU/UK residents. For more information, speak to one of our advisors on: +44 (0) 20 7823 2303.