Managerial Finance online certificate course

Course starts 30 October 2019

Course information

Registration Closes:
22 October 2019
Course Starts:
30 October 2019
6 weeks, excluding orientation
8 - 12 hours per week
GBP £2,100
Payment Options
The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)
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To effectively drive organisational success, business leaders and managers across all functions require a firm grasp of finance.

Develop a deeper understanding of modern finance and the ability to increase your managerial impact through more informed and powerful contributions to organisational discussions.

Bolster your executive capabilities with the right financial skills on this financial course, designed for all managers and leaders, from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).

Learn to navigate financial reports, gain the ability to forecast and budget accurately and use your newfound financial knowledge to make better business decisions, all backed by a certificate of competence from one of the top university Finance departments in Europe.1

This online course from LSE will empower you as a manager by ensuring you have the tools to speak the international language of business: finance.


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What will set you apart

Earn a certificate in managerial finance from LSE and become empowered to:

    • Analyse, and subsequently optimise, the financial performance of your organisation
    • Confidently evaluate investment projects and opportunities for your business
    • Understand financial language and terminology and communicate more effectively with both investors and the finance function in your organisation
    • Understand and make use of crucial financial frameworks and tools in the modern business environment
    • Create accurate forecasts and budgets - allowing you to optimise your business operations and profitability
    • Make more informed decisions with financial insights and analytical techniques
CPD certification service logo This course is certified by the United Kingdom CPD Certification Service, and may be applicable to individuals who are members of, or are associated with, UK-based professional bodies. The course has an estimated 60 hours of learning.

Note: should you wish to claim CPD activity, the onus is upon you. The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and GetSmarter accept no responsibility, and cannot be held responsible, for the claiming or validation of hours or points.

Course curriculum

Gain crucial financial skills, and empower yourself as a modern business leader as you follow your learning path through the weekly modules of this online course:

  • Orientation Module: Welcome to your Online Campus
  • Course Module 1: Financial statement analysis
  • Course Module 2: Financial forecasting
  • Course Module 3: Discounted cash flow analysis
  • Course Module 4: Optimal investing
  • Course Module 5: Funding strategies
  • Course Module 6: Valuing entire companies

Make more informed decisions

This LSE online certificate course is delivered in collaboration with online education provider, GetSmarter. The design of this online course is led by the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) faculty who, together with industry experts, will share their experience and in-depth subject knowledge with you throughout the course.

Course Convenor

The design of this online course is led by LSE faculty who will share their experience and in-depth subject knowledge with you throughout the course.

Professor Dirk Jenter


Associate Professor of Finance, LSE Department of Finance

Dirk Jenter is an expert in corporate finance and has significant experience in executive education at LSE and other world-leading tertiary institutions, such as MIT Sloan and the Stanford Graduate School of Business. Dirk’s research focusses on the interaction of managers and firms with capital markets, on corporate governance, and on the evaluation and compensation of top executives. His research has been featured in the Financial Times, Wall Street Journal, the Economist and on CNN. Dirk is very engaging, a top class communicator, and this has been recognised through teaching awards at LSE, Stanford and MIT Sloan.

Course Contributors

This course features video guest lectures from industry pioneers and leading experts in their field, allowing you to learn from the wisdom and experience of global authorities, and to see the real-world applications of the theory covered in this finance course.


Claude-Stephanie Ngnhingha


Senior Vice President, Africa Investment Banking at Citibank UK

Alex Dugay


Assistant Director, Debt Advisory at Deloitte LLP

Kristen Kote


Director, Portfolio Valuation at Duff & Phelps

Earn a certificate from LSE

Get recognised for your knowledge when you earn an official certificate of competence from the London School of Economics and Political Science – a world-leading social science university² – and use it to validate your newfound critical thinking skills and enhanced managerial competencies.

² Top Universities (2018).

Your certificate will be issued in your legal name and couriered to you, at no additional cost, upon successful completion of the course, as per the stipulated requirements. All certificate images are for illustrative purposes only and may be subject to change at the discretion of the University.


When do I start?

Our next available short course starts 30 October 2019.

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    You can either pay your tuition fees in full before the course starts, or you may opt for a two-part payment plan for courses nine weeks and shorter. For courses ten weeks or longer, there is a three-part payment plan available. To find out more on payment options please visit our Payment and Financing page.

    If you want to find out more about any of these options or you want to know which you qualify for please get in contact with a Course Consultant here.


    GetSmarter's learning model is designed to help you, as a working professional, improve your skills without compromising on work and family responsibilities. The course work is broken up into weekly, manageable bite-sized modules, with incremental deadlines, designed to help you pace yourself over the duration of the course and allow you the legroom to work when it suits you best.

    At the beginning of each week you'll be presented with all the lectures, notes and assignments necessary for completion. You also have access to your Success Manager who will help you set goals and track key milestones, manage your time, and field any administrative requests you might have.


    By improving your skills and industry knowledge, you'll be having an influence on the success of your organisation.

    Why wouldn't you ask your boss to help you fund your studies if it's going to have an impact on the way you do business?

    37% of our past students receive financial assistance from their employers. You can ask for help, too. Here is a guide to show you how to receive financial assistance from your employer.


    The Online Campus will be your virtual classroom for the duration of your course. Through its easy-to-use interface you'll have access to a diverse variety of course content formats, including: interactive video lectures, module notes, practice quizzes, Prezis, assignment briefs, and additional web resources.

    On the Online Campus, you'll also be able to ask questions and interact with your fellow students and Head Tutor through the Online Campus discussion forums. If you're experiencing tech issues or need advice from your personal Success Manager, you can use the Online Campus to get in touch.

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