Finance for Non-Financial Managers
About this course
Page last updated 8 November 2016
Bristol Business School's portfolio of short CPD courses offers flexible learning solutions for you and your business.
We have a range of flexible one - five day professional short courses in: Finance and Strategic Planning; Human Resource Management and Personal Development; Management, and Marketing and Communications.
Our courses are delivered by experienced academics and consultants, who apply their expertise and cutting-edge thinking with a practical focus.
As a decision-maker in a small or medium-sized business, you can use financial analysis to resolve problems and improve performance. This course will give you basic understanding and skills in this.
Who is it for?
Managers and supervisors who need a basic understanding of the principles of finance, those new to a role with responsibility for financial control, or anyone working with finance and accounting staff.
What do I get out of it?
- Greater confidence in using and analysing the main financial statements to aid decision-making
- An appreciation of the uses of internal management accounting
There are no formal entry requirements for this open course, however participants wishing to achieve the ILM qualification must have either completed an ILM 3 leadership or management qualification or equivalent, be working at a middle management/ leadership role in their organisation and be prepared to learn through working on real organisational and management issues.
Careers / Further study
This open course (with assessment) contributes towards our ILM Level 5 Award and Certificate in Leadership and Management.
What does it cover?
- Income Statement, Statement of Financial Position and Cash Flow Statement - an introduction to the main financial statements and the concepts used in producing these statements.
- Interpreting and Analysing Financial Statements - how to interpret the content of the accounting statements using ratio analysis
- The basics of cost analysis - how to classify costs that are suitable for internal decision making
- How to use cost analysis for decision-making - different techniques that can be used for both short and long term decision making.
How will I learn?
The course is delivered in a very practical way through the use of a number of mini case studies. Please bring a calculator with you.
This two day course carries ILM assessment linked to the Level 5 qualifications in Leadership and Management. If you have registered onto this course as part of the Level 5 Award or Certificate, you will be required to complete your ILM assessment after the training days to cover the topic area.
You will be given a set hand-in date to submit your ILM assignment (3 weeks after the training session).
If you are unsuccessful in passing your assessment on your first submission, you will have the opportunity to resubmit your assessment, however resubmission fees will apply.
This course is recognised by the ILM as a development award. After full attendance of the course, participants will receive an ILM certificate confirming their learning.
This course also carries ILM unit credit towards our ILM Level 5 Award and Certificate in Leadership and Management through the course assessment for those registered onto the qualification.
Our short courses are run at our dedicated Executive Development Centre, providing a professional environment for your training needs. Located at Frenchay Campus, with easy access to the M4 and M5 motorways and Bristol Parkway rail station, it has four fully equipped training rooms, a communications and reception area.
To be able to fully participate in our course, you will need to be comfortable with using the Internet and searching for information online. Session materials are presented through a number of sources including Microsoft Word, Power Point, pdf and online workbooks and discussions.
As a leaner at the University of the West of England, you will also have full access to our library on campus and all online materials and resources. Alongside this once registered onto the ILM qualification you will be able to register for your ILM study membership and its range of benefits.
Supplementary fee information
Full fee: £325
20% early bird discount fee: £260 (for bookings paid in full 8 weeks or more in advance)
10% UWE Alumni Discount fee: £292.50 (available until the course start date)
Please note that discounts cannot be used in conjunction with each other. The greatest discount available will be applied at your booking confirmation.
(Fees include car parking, lunch and refreshments)
For participants wishing to attend this course as part of your ILM level 5 Award or Certificate in Leadership and Management, please contact your course administrator directly.
Tuesday 28 February 2017
Executive Development Centre, UWE Bristol, Frenchay Campus, Coldharbour Lane, Bristol BS16 1QY.
How to apply
For all enquiries please complete our online enquiry form or contact us on the number below.
To make a full or provisional booking for the February 2017 run of this course, please complete our online booking form.
For further information
- Email: Please contact us on the enquiry form above.
- Telephone: +44 (0)117 32 86304