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Business Finance Principles and Practices short course

R 15,740
Starts 25th January

Course Details

This course is ideal for current or aspiring middle managers who require an understanding of various financial principles and terminology to further excel in their role or career. In 7 weeks you’ll have strengthened your knowledge, and acquired advanced skills in capital budgeting, financial statement analysis, and cash flow analysis. USB-ED’s Business Finance Principles and Practices short course is sure to improve your command of the tools necessary to progress as a successful manager.

What will I learn?

  • Distinguish technical terminology pertinent to any financial operation
  • Analyse the various components of essential financial statements
  • Control the various stages of working capital
  • Improve your cash flow analysis
  • Learn how the finance team supports the business
  • Explain the four pillars of finance
  • Perform advanced financial ratio analysis
  • Evaluate the financial viability of selected projects
  • Prepare a budget

Course breakdown

Week 1 - Basic Accounting Principles

Week 2 - Analysing Financial Statements

Week 3 - Financial Management

Week 4 - Cost Accounting

Week 5 - Budget and Sustainability

Is this right for me?

Develop and reinforce your understanding of standard financial management processes, terminology and techniques to better perform your role as a current or aspiring middle manager. Topical exercises, case studies and theoretical material; accompanied by weekly quizzes as well as a closing assignment, will complement real world expertise and expand your financial management toolkit.

Course details

Business Finance Principles and Practices short course

Registrations Close:

24 January 2022

Start Date:

25 January 2022


7 weeks


R 15,740


6 - 8 hours

Payment options

The debit order payment option offers you a convenient, affordable, and easy way to pay off your online course with monthly interest-free instalments. Our debit order process allows you to track your payment history, minimizing the stress of manual payments and tailored to your lifestyle. On debit order the enrolment is available at 25% of the course fee. *From as little as R4000pm over 5 months.

*The above amount is illustrative and will be calculated on the actual course price and the start date of the course.
  • A Credit Card payment is the easiest way to ensure an effortless transaction. We accept credit card payments from VISA and Mastercard. We accept a small, 25% initial instalment to enrol and start your course with us.
  • An electronic funds transfer (EFT) allows a simple and effective payment process between two parties by using electronic signals to transfer money. EFT payment options allow for affordable instalments through payment plans and monthly instalments. On EFT, enrolment is available at 25% of the course fee.
  • Ozow offers a payment solution that allows you to make Ozow easy, Ozow secure payments right from your mobile or laptop. Through a simple step-by-step process making Instant EFT safe, quick and easy.
  • Mobicred is an online credit facility that is a smarter, simpler and more convenient way to help you pay for your online course, today. Repayments options of up to 12 months, making it a flexible, affordable and stress-free way to pay.
  • Knowledge is power, and by upskilling it allows your company to benefit and tap into the knowledge and expertise gained from your chosen online course.
    For tips on how to approach this payment plan, download the MasterStart brochure here.
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Course faculty

Ms Sulet van Niekerk (CA (SA))

Meet Sulet van Niekerk CA (SA), the brains behind our Business Finance Principles and Practices short course and your faculty facilitator. Sulet’s areas of expertise lay in finance, systems thinking, strategy, general management and project management. She is certainly the ideal mentor for those looking to improve their financial knowledge, and earn themselves a certificate in Financial Management Fundamentals from the University of Stellenbosch. Sulet van Niekerk comes with a wealth of knowledge and years of industry experience, and is the driving force behind this online short course.