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.
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.Download course prospectus
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
|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.
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.
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.
PROF 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.
Senior Vice President, Africa Investment Banking at Citibank UK
Assistant Director, Debt Advisory at Deloitte LLP
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 – the world's leading social science University – and use it to validate your newfound critical thinking skills and enhanced managerial competencies.
Certificates are issued in your legal name upon successful completion of the course, as per stipulated course requirements. The visual representation of the certificate here serves as an exemplar, and may be subject to change at the discretion of the University.
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WHAT ARE MY PAYMENT OPTIONS?
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.
WILL I HAVE THE TIME?
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.
CAN MY EMPLOYER ASSIST WITH PAYMENT?
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.
WHAT IS THE ONLINE CAMPUS?
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.