Short Courses in Finance and Accounting
LSBF's portfolio of finance short courses has been designed to cover 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.
|Duration:||5 days concurrently or 1 day per week over 12 weeks|
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|Campus:||London or Online|
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|Programme Director:||Flavio Cabral|
T: +44 (0) 207 823 2303
- All short courses are taught in English so a good understanding of the language is required
- Individuals should have a general interest in finance
- No specific mathematical background is necessary to join the course
Short Course study options
1 week courses
Run for 5 days concurrently so students can do the entire course within a week.
12 week courses
These courses run 1 day per week over a 12 week period
Gain an introduction to financial markets in a global setting. You will look in depth at different segments within the financial markets and gain an understanding of the operation and mechanisms of both stock and derivative markets. You will also learn how to identify and understand the key macroeconomic and financial factors that govern financial markets and investment.
You do not require a financial background for this course, however you will need to be familiar some advanced mathematical concepts.
Learn about corporate finance structure and gain knowledge of the instruments used by companies to maximise value. You will learn about tools and techniques used in accounting and corporate finance along with the economic benefits of various types of financing. Gain the skills and competencies required to evaluate investment using discounted cash-flow techniques along with an understanding of the techniques used in both short-term and long-term financial decision making.
The course introduces you to the fundamentals of business finance, analysis and investment. You will gain an in depth understanding of the theory and international practice of capital structure and dividend policies, mergers and acquisitions and short-term financing issues.
The course kits out participants with the ability to manage complex financial operations within companies including growth oriented medium sized firms to established multi-national corporations. The skills learnt in this course are vital to successful employment in banking, consulting and international industry.
This course will provide you with a comprehensive overview of the structure of financial markets. You will gain an in-depth understanding of portfolio management while learning portfolio structuring skills so as to achieve specific returns.
The course will ensure that you gain a solid grasp of the current state of financial markets and the ability to read and understand the financial press. The Portfolio Management course is ideal if you have existing knowledge of financial investment products and want to learn to create a portfolio of investments.
This course provides a detailed overview of alternative investments. Although some calculations are required, you will encounter a minimum of mathematics, whilst developing an excellent grasp of each of the investment alternatives.
You will learn to effectively analyse and apply the various products used in financial markets with this intensive short course. You will also gain a deep understanding of the asset classes, markets, participants and trading strategies.
It is now more important than ever to recognise critical risks, analyse risk-reward trade-offs and respond effectively based on quantitative cost-benefit analyses. This course will give you an in-depth understanding of risk-focused disciplines and an appreciation of the financial markets and the forces that govern them.
The short course serves as a perfect foundation for progression onto an academic or professional qualification in finance. These include the MSc in Finance, CFA®, MBA in Finance, Postgraduate Certificate in Finance.
Develop the practical skills essential to operating Bloomberg Terminals within a product specific context.
This course ensures an excellent understanding of Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) - a powerful tool for developing automated models in Excel. These allow you to create graphics and presentations from Bloomberg Terminals for use in a variety of financial tasks. You will be using Bloomberg trading terminals throughout your studies and as a result you will graduate with real-world skills.
Financial statements are used to monitor the performance of an organisation and provide an overview of a businesses' finances, assets and liabilities. Through this course, you will gain a full introduction to the role of financial accounting and an understanding of how to record business transactions in an accounting system, along with the basics of the double entry book keeping system from both a UK and International Financial Reporting Standards perspective.
Through this course you will develop a solid understanding of the principles of cost and management accounting. You will learn the key techniques and methods used and understand the role management accounting plays in various decision making and information generating activities. You will also gain an understanding of how to prepare budgets and other budgetary control statements and learn how to analyse variances and their possible causes.
Get an in depth understanding of the theories and international practices of capital structure and dividend policies, mergers and acquisitions and short-term financing issues. Through our Corporate Finance course, you will learn the fundamentals of business finance, analysis and investment.
Discover how to manage complex financial operations across medium sized firms, right through to multi-national organisations. The course will equip you with the skills required to be successful across a range of organisations in different sectors.
Learn how to apply advanced analysis to the valuation of organisations involved in the mergers and acquisitions process. Get an overview of the private equity industry and the practical issues involved in leveraged buyouts and buy-ins. You will also gain an understanding of the tools and techniques used in the valuation of businesses and a complete overview of the key elements of successful M&A and private equity transactions.
This course offers a full introduction to financial markets in a global setting. It provides a comprehensive understanding of the various products, their practical application and pricing. The aim is to give students a thorough understanding of the current state of markets and enable them to read and understand the financial press. Students are required to understand some advanced mathematical concept and therefore some mathematical ability is required.
This course covers all of the important features in Excel that are used to write financial models. Students will learn best practices on how to build structured financial models and gain an understanding of how to use the different tools available in Excel. By the end of the course, you will fully understand each feature and be comfortable using these tools in the future.
The course is aimed at those who already have an understanding of Financial Modelling with Excel and want to consolidate their skill set whilst also learning further advanced techniques. You will be introduced to a number of important accounting issues and learn how to integrate these principles into financial models. Practical demonstrations of a range of financial situations and hands-on sessions will help you to develop your models which can be used in forecasting company performance.