As a manager, it is essential that you use the language of finance and accounting effectively.
A good grasp of key finance and accounting concepts is often seen by employers as essential for career progression.
This programme, in its new Live Online format, gives you a thorough overview of finance and financial accounting which you need to manage and discuss budgets, financial reports and key performance indicators.
This highly interactive programme uses live sessions, worked examples, breakout sessions and small group work drawn from real-life business experiences, to demystify the language of finance and accounting for managers with very little or no prior knowledge of the subjects.
The Live Online format offers the unique opportunity to network with a diverse group of peers, from different regions, industries and sectors, allowing you to get a Cambridge learning experience from anywhere in the world, without the need to travel or be wholly away from the office.
Our Live Online programmes offer the same quality and academic rigour associated with all Cambridge education:
Delivered by Cambridge Judge Business School’s world-class faculty – Cambridge Judge is a strong research-oriented business school with 19 research centres. All programmes are designed and led by an Academic Programme Director who is a member of Cambridge Judge faculty.
Drawing upon the strengths and resources of the wider University of Cambridge and the Cambridge ecosystem, including accessing global alumni and specialists as guest speakers
Small class sizes (maximum 30) and high levels of interaction with world-class faculty.
Emphasis on quality outcomes – we seek to monitor our delivery against the individual needs of participants. It is no accident that a little over half of our open programme participants come back to Cambridge Judge at least once, often multiple times.
It has been a while since I’ve attended a proper university-type course and attending this programme in Cambridge brought some memories from back then. I thought both lecturers were excellent and I picked up some useful information and got myself re-engaged with this type of material. ”
Geoff Langham, COO, Europe, FXCM
Interpreting company accounts and financial disclosures
Using accounting for management decisions
Activity-based costing and cost allocation
Budgeting and forecasting
Performing project and investment appraisals using discounted cash-flows, internal rate of return (IRR) and net present value (NPV) techniques
Capital structure: understanding financial strategies to achieve the optimal financing mix
Foundations of business valuation
Sustainable growth versus acquisitions-based growth
Executive compensation, corporate governance and value creation
I thoroughly enjoyed this course. It was insightful and entertaining in equal measure. Dr Chu (Academic Programme Director) was extremely engaging and the topics covered were thought-provoking for everyone involved. We were regularly challenged and the full cohort bought into the programme – ensuring that there was a genuine energy and pace to the discussions. Participants came from a variety of sectors and travelled from all around the world to be involved (from throughout Europe and Africa and even Australia and the USA) which also added additional elements to the debate. ”
Excellent, engaging teacher, with a clear sense of purpose and a real understanding of how managers work and think. The programme introduced me to new concepts, helped identify solutions to challenges, and boosted my confidence in the finance arena. ”
Adrian Mills, General Manager, BBC North
Who should attend
Professionals and emerging managers with P&L responsibilities
Those moving into financial management roles
Those wishing to refresh their financial acumen
You have experienced success and promotion in your career, but need to better understand the language of finance and accounting to progress further.
The programme will be of particular appeal if you enjoy learning using practical examples that you can immediately relate to your own business experience.
Note: This course is not for you if you are an expert or seasoned practitioner in finance or accounting.
I found the programme extremely useful – interesting, challenging and thought-provoking. I will scrutinise Cognizant’s financials with a new level of insight from now on! ”
Simon Drury, Head of Marketing, Cognizant Worldwide