Continuing Professional Development Finance for Non-Financial Managers - online delivery

Entry year
Course code
Professional/Short Course
Bristol Business School
E-learning course
20 hours

Page last updated 5 April 2024



As a decision-maker in an organisation, you can use financial information to resolve problems and improve performance. This online, self-study course will provide you with the basic skills and understanding of how to interpret and analyse financial data to do this.

Who is it for?

This programme is designed for managers who need a basic understanding of the principles of finance to support decision making and business understanding.    

What do I get out of it?

This programme will help you develop an understanding of:

  • Fundamental financial terminology and concepts
  • Reading and interpreting financial statements
  • Gauging the financial impact of operational decisions
  • The basis for evaluating investment decisions

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements.

This programme is ideal for anyone interested in, or required to use and analyse financial statements to aid decision-making.



This e-learning programme is offered by UWE Bristol in collaboration with ILX Group.

What does it cover?

The programme uses a series of 10 structured modules covering:

  1. Introduction to financial statements
  2. Profit and loss account
  3. Balance sheet
  4. Cash flow
  5. Costing decisions
  6. Introduction to financial analysis
  7. Investment appraisal
  8. Profit margin
  9. Asset turnover
  10. Return on Capital Employed (ROCE)

Each session has checkpoints built within it to allow you to check your understanding as you work through the materials.

Learning and Teaching

How will I learn?

This programme is delivered fully online and so you will require access to a computer with internet access.

Using voice-over, animation and regular learning-reinforcement techniques, the course delivers the classroom equivalent, in an easy to use and convenient format.

You will also require a calculator.

View an online demonstration of e-learning materials. (Please note this is for demonstration purposes only and not the actual Finance for Non-Financial Managers course)

Study time

This programme duration is 20 hours, split into 10 sessions. 

You will have access to the materials for one year to be able to plan your study time.


Once you have completed all the modules and achieved a score of at least 80% on the exam simulator you will be eligible for a certificate of completion.


Please note: there is no formal exam.

Prices and dates

Supplementary fee information

Programme dates

Participants can sign up to one of our online cohorts. Cohorts will start on the first working day of each month. As part of your course fee you will be given access to the online learning resources for one year from the start date of the cohort. 


Online via e-learning

Programme fees

Please see the table below for current fees available. All prices are VAT exempt.

Full Fee£149
UWE Alumni Fee£134
UWE Staff Fee£134
Course Connect Partner Fee£127

How to apply

How to apply

Please click on the 'Apply now' button below and select your preferred start date.

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