Advanced Certificate in Financial Management

The course covers methods used in evaluating investment projects, and an introduction is given to the debt and equity markets.

Admission is ongoing

About This Course

All financial decisions made by an organization have financial implications, from creating production capacity, production, marketing, through Information and Communications Technology, to corporate strategy, and operations management. This course, therefore, focuses on the entire financial decision-making process in the modern corporation. The fundamentals of financial management are introduced from the perspective of the finance manager in a firm, namely those making investment, financing, operational and dividend decisions. Finance theory is applied with the aim of providing a coherent framework and insights to assist in forming reasoned judgments.

Topics discussed include financial decision making – capital budgeting and investment evaluation, valuation of assets, projects and businesses, risk and return, an overview of the debt and equity markets, capital structure decisions, management of equity and financial risk management.

One of the important components of any course in financial management is understanding the extent to which “theoretical” and “practical” considerations interact in reality. To this end, cases will play an important part of the course.

What you will gain

1.You will get an understanding of the fundamentals of financial management from the perspective of the finance manager

2. You will get basic knowledge of financial securities and their use by the firm in raising finance for the firm

3. You will gain an understanding of capital budgeting enabling the effective and efficient allocation of financial resources within a firm.

What you will learn

Module 1: Financial mathematics and valuation:

Module 2: Capital budgeting and investment decision

Module 3: Valuation of Securities and Cost of Capital

Module 4: Risk and Return

Module 5: Capital Structure and Dividend Decision

Module 6: Working Capital Management: 

Module 7: Sources of Finance:

Target Group

  • Professionals in administrative or managerial roles
  • Entrepreneurs and business owners
  •  Individuals with finance-related responsibilities
  • Individuals who wish to understand the management of finances. 
  • Duration:

12 weeks

  • Mode of Delivery:

Online or Face to face

  • Cost:

$ 400 

  • Email :
corporate@virtualuni.ac.ug
  • Phone :

+256 704 663022

Memberships and Affiliations

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