Introduction to the course
Who should enrol
Why study the Finance Essentials for Managers short course?
Gain a fundamental understanding of your business's financial activity
Identify and implement the key metrics of successful financial performance
Measure and maintain financial performance effectiveness and efficiency
What you will study
Understand key financial concepts and terms and how to make sense of financial reports.
Learn about cash flows and strategies to improve and manage cash flow.
Understand how to prepare budgets and conduct cash flow analysis to make capital investment decisions.
Learn how to conduct ratio analysis, identify which measures suit your company and review a company’s annual report.
Frequently asked questions
Live sessions are an important and valuable part of the Melbourne Business School Online learning experience. Whatever the form of the live session, whether a lecture, a panel discussion with experts, working through relevant case studies, or receiving a practical demonstration of a tool, each live session is purpose built, interactive and highly beneficial to attend live.
We want everyone to be able to participate in our learning community, even if you can't make it to the live sessions. That's why we record all our sessions and make them available to watch later.
Please be aware:
1. dates and times may be subject to change
2. times given are local Melbourne time.
The current scheduled live session are as follows:
- Tuesday 19 March: 12.00pm-1.30pm
- Thursday 21 March: 12.00pm-1.30pm
- Tuesday 26 March: 12.00pm-1.30pm
- Thursday 28 March: 12.00pm-1.30pm
- Tuesday 2 April: 12.00pm-1.30pm
- Thursday 4 April: 12.00pm-1.30pm
- Tuesday 9 April: 12.00pm-1.30pm
- Thursday 11 April: 12.00pm-1.30pm
No, there will be no pre-course work requirements. There will be an orientation module in the first week of the course, which we strongly recommend you work through to set yourself up for success in the program.
Every short course will start with an orientation module that opens at 3pm (local Melbourne time) on the Thursday prior to Monday’s official course start date.
Melbourne Business School Online will release the first module of the course at 9am (local Melbourne time) on Monday of the course start.
Melbourne Business School Online will accept enrolments up until 12pm mid-day (local Melbourne time) on the Monday (start date).
Melbourne Business School is jointly owned by the business community and the University of Melbourne. Melbourne Business School is the approved provider of a range of University of Melbourne degree programs. This short course is not delivered on behalf of, or by, the University of Melbourne, and does not provide credit towards a University of Melbourne degree program.
No, there will not be an assessment for this course.
This program is designed to help you build your capability and confidence in using financial data and to make more-informed decisions. We aim to demystify finance in an accessible and relatable way, giving you a foundation to lead and manage your organisation with confidence.
Upon successful completion you will receive a Melbourne Business School Certificate of Completion. Your certificate takes the form of a shareable digital badge. This provides you the opportunity to showcase to the world your newly acquired skills and serves as a digital record of your achievement.
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