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Business Finance Principles and Practices short course

R 15,740
Starts 9th March

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:

8 March 2021

Start Date:

9 March 2021


7 weeks


R 15,740


6 - 8 hours

Payment options

The following payment options are available:

We offer a two-part payment plan. Pay 50% deposit to secure your spot and the balance within 30 days from the course start date.

Finance provided by

* Estimated Monthly Installment: R 0 per month

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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.