Course Duration:
  Three Months
Mode of Study:
  Live Online
  CPD-Continuing Professional Development

This introduction will allow students to gain relevant information on financial concepts and insight into essential financial skills as well as practical experience. Students will be ready to make informed decisions in both personal and professional contexts after studying this course.

Over the course of three months, this programme will guide you through:

  • An introduction to finance – the role of the financial manager, cash flow versus profit, agency theory, and corporate governance.
  • Financial markets and institutions – the stock market, other financial markets, financial intermediaries, financial institutions.
  • Project and investment decisions – the use of NPV and IRR future values, present value, perpetuities, and annuities. 
  • Valuation – bond valuation, share valuation, and accounting versus finance approaches.
  • Portfolio theory – the Markowitz Mean and the variance approach.
  • Foreign exchange markets – PPT and IPT, forward, future, option, and swap markets.

An introductory course in finance holds a particular appeal to a range of individuals with various backgrounds and interests, primarily students of business, finance and economics at the start of their academic journey. Additionally, it caters to those simply seeking to better understand fundamental finance concepts. 

Prospective students include:   

  • Professionals Seeking Career Advancement: Individuals working in business or related fields who want to enhance their financial knowledge for career development or a potential shift into finance roles.  
  • Entrepreneurs and Small Business Owners: Understanding finance is crucial for managing a business effectively, making this course appealing for those currently managing or planning to build their own businesses.  
  • Personal Finance Enthusiasts: Individuals interested in managing their personal finances more effectively, including investments, savings and budgeting.  
  • People Changing Careers: Those transitioning into finance or business-related fields from other disciplines may find this course to be an essential steppingstone. 
  • Non-Profit Organisers: People involved in managing non-profit organisations benefit from understanding finance to ensure the effective use of funds.  
  • Retirees or Pre-retirees: Older individuals looking to manage their retirement funds better and understand financial markets. 
  • Policy Makers and Government Officials: A fundamental understanding of finance is crucial for those engaged in economic policymaking or the management of public funds. 


  • Problem-solving abilities in finance.
  • Applying basic financial analytical skills to make efficient decisions 
  • Managerial and leadership qualities 
  • Determining risk-adjusted profits or discount rates. 

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