Open Program

Financial Foundations

Acquire the knowledge to understand and speak confidently about core financial concepts.

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Upcoming Dates

12 Mar 2018 - 14 Mar 2018

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Length: 3 days

Course level: Foundation

Who is this course for?

You’re a manager who doesn’t work in finance, but who is looking to better understand financial terminology and concepts in order to contribute meaningfully and confidently to strategic financial decisions. This course is offered in person and virtually.   

What will I learn?

This course is designed to demystify finance and explain terminology, concepts, and principles in a way that's simple and easy to understand. 
By the end, you will: 

  • Understand financial terminology and concepts and finance’s impact on the organization
  • Feel confident in analyzing and interpreting financial results
  • Have a greater awareness of how management decisions impact financial drivers and the performance of the organization
Topics include:
  • Financial statements: profit and loss, balance sheets, and cash flow
  • Working capital, depreciation, and profit
  • Contribution and break-even
  • Payback, net present value (NPV), and internal rate of return (IRR)
  • Discounting and the cost of capital

Why learn with us

This course aims to make finance easy to understand by helping you to master financial concepts through hands-on team activities that only require reason and logic. Once you begin overcoming the practical challenges, you’ll grow in confidence and realize there’s nothing daunting about understanding the foundations of finance.

You’ll also leave the course with a copy of our financial toolkit, which you can reference in the workplace to continually refresh and sense-check your understanding. The toolkit is a concise cheat sheet of glossaries, explanations,¬and tips on all key concepts you’ll learn on the course.   

Your course will conclude with a 1:1 coaching session, during which you can analyze a finance-related problem in your organization. After the course, you will have the opportunity to apply your learning back at work and obtain a Certificate of Application, as well as enjoy six months' access to the online resource learning portal.

This course is also offered in an online format and is flexible to your schedule. You can start and complete the course on the dates that best suit you, giving you the benefit to go at your own pace. An optional face-to-face day is included for an additional fee.

Participant feedback

“This course was a perfect introduction to the key financial metrics that affect every organization.”

Neil Greig, Director of Policy and Research, Institute of Advanced Motorists

Program fee

Price: £3,900.00 + VAT
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Steve Seymour

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