UNIVERSITY OF CAPE TOWN

Basics of Financial Management online short course

Starts on 9 January 2017
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Too soon for you? Register now for the next presentation that starts on 6 February 2017

Course information

Length:
9 weeks online
Effort:
7 - 10 hours per week
Price:
R13,900 | Options available
University:
University of Cape Town
Language:
English

Course Information

Length:
9 weeks online
Effort:
7 - 10 hours per week
Price:
R13,900 | Options available
University:
University of Cape Town
Language:
English

Introduction

Sound financial management is a crucial aspect of any thriving business, putting professionals with even a fundamental knowledge of the subject at an advantage in both the talent market and entrepreneurial game.

This 9-week financial management course will empower you with the essentials of finance in a business context. Use what you learn about budgeting, cash flow, financial statements and cost-cutting to ensure you implement successful business management practices.

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What will set you apart

You’ll walk away from this financial management course with the confidence to:

  • Navigate the landscape of tax - from income tax and VAT, to workers’ compensation
  • Understand and interpret income statements, balance sheets and cash-flow statements
  • Identify, evaluate, implement and monitor the potential value of investments in long-lived assets
  • Manage the impact that working capital has on the cash flow of an organisation

 

Course curriculum

This UCT-backed online short course in financial management is designed to give you the flexibility to work when it suits you. You’ll receive continued support and guidance from an expert tutor and your Performance Coach as you progress through the weekly modules in your own time.

  • Orientation Module: Welcome to your Online Campus
  • Course Module 1: The financial goal of a firm
  • Course Module 2: Taxation and policies
  • Course Module 3: Understanding financial statements
  • Course Module 4: Analysing financial statements
  • Course Module 5: Profit planning and control
  • Course Module 6: The time value of money
  • Course Module 7: Financing 
  • Course Module 8: Capital budgeting
  • Course Module 9: Managing working capital

Earn a certificate from the University of Cape Town

On completion of this course you earn a certificate from a top-tier university as powerful proof of your new competencies and use it to set yourself apart from the rest and get recognised in the job market.

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Your success team

In collaboration with the world's top-tier universities, we design online short courses around the insights of experienced faculty members and authoritative industry experts. On the course, you can expect to learn from these specialists via online video lectures, which will be accessible to you anywhere, any time.

Readiness test

This Readiness Test will help you assess your preparedness for this course by asking you a few quick questions relating to time management, technological requirements, your expectations, and the subject matter level - to help you confirm that this online course is the right fit for you.

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When do I start?

Our next available short course starts on 9 January 2017.
Too soon for you? Register now for the next presentation that starts on 6 February 2017

Still have a question? These may help

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 Course Coach who will help you set goals and track key milestones, manage your time, and field any administrative requests you might have.

WHAT ARE MY PAYMENT OPTIONS?

You have four payment options available to you, depending on the length of your course:

You can pay your tuition fees in full before the course starts.

You may opt for a two-part payment plan for courses shorter than 9 weeks. You’ll be able to pay your fees in two parts, spread over the duration of your course.

Three-part payment for courses 9 weeks or longer. You’ll be able to pay your fees in three parts, spread over the duration of your course.

A short term loan from FeverTree who will help you fund your studies immediately.

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.

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 its 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.

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, 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 Course Coach, you can use the Online Campus to get in touch.

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