Managerial Finance Online Certificate Course


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Program Description


Learn to assess the financial health and financial needs of any firm; how to allocate financial and other resources optimally, and how to evaluate investment projects and entire firms.

Finance has become the language of modern business, and the tools of finance have become indispensable to any manager in any organisation – from startups to multinationals.

On completion of this online certificate course, you’ll walk away with:

  • New financial tools and techniques to improve your analysis and decision-making skills, and the ability to develop compelling business cases and proposals
  • An understanding of financial information to improve the performance of your organisation, department, or team
  • An ability to communicate more effectively about financial issues – both within your organisation and with outside investors

Course structure

The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) is collaborating with GetSmarter, a brand of 2U, Inc., to create a new class of learning experience – one that is engaging, collaborative, and accessible. Take advantage of the part-time learning model (8–12 hours per week) and the support of a Success Manager, as you earn an LSE certificate of competence.

Through a diverse collection of learning resources, you’ll gain an understanding of an organisation’s financial health through financial insights and analytical techniques to help you make more informed business decisions.

Modules are released weekly, allowing a flexible but structured approach to learning.

Topics covered on the course include:

  • Financial statement analysis
  • Financial forecasting
  • Discounted cash flow analysis
  • Optimal investing
  • Funding strategies
  • Valuing entire companies

Download your course prospectus to find out more.

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Who will benefit?

Business leaders and managers across all functions will gain value from this course. For example, non-financial industry professionals who wish to develop a deeper understanding of financial concepts, or non-financial managers who want to acquire the knowledge and skills to optimise their organisations, improve their impact, and grow their careers. The course is also suitable for executives and finance employees seeking a rigorous overview of the key tools of modern corporate finance.

How to register

There are no registration fees or academic prerequisites for this online course. It is available to working professionals, regardless of location, academic study, or work experience. However, in order to complete a course, you’ll need a current email account and access to a computer and the internet, as well as a PDF Reader. You may need to view Microsoft PowerPoint presentations, and read and create documents in Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel is required. Business acumen and numerical proficiency are highly recommended.

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This course is presented entirely online, in collaboration with leaders in online education, GetSmarter. View the Managerial Finance online certificate course to find out about upcoming course dates, the course price, and more.

Download your prospectus to find out more about this online certificate course.

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 is broken up into weekly, manageable modules, with incremental deadlines, devised to help you pace yourself over the duration of the course and allow you the flexibility to work when it suits you best. You also have access to your Success Manager, who will help you set goals, track key milestones, manage your time, and field any administrative enquiries you might have.

If you have any queries, please contact:

+44 2038 568 850

Last updated Jul 2020

About the School

The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), one of the foremost social science universities in the world, seeks to improve society by addressing real-world issues and understanding the ... Read More

The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), one of the foremost social science universities in the world, seeks to improve society by addressing real-world issues and understanding the causes of things. Using a dynamic and diverse approach to learning, LSE provides cutting-edge research and works with renowned academic experts. Read less
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