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Advanced Diploma in Financial Management for Managers

Learn about the concepts of financial management that are essential for today's managers from this free online course.

Management and Administration
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Advanced Diploma in Financial Management for Managers is a free online course that teaches you the basic concepts and principles of finance and financial management. Learn about the techniques and processes essential for deciding on investment proposals for capital budgeting, estimating project cash flows, and computing the cost of capital for projects. Register for this course today and develop your career as a finance professional.
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Financial managers are responsible for the financial health of an organization. They produce financial reports, direct investment activities, and develop strategies and plans for the long-term financial goals of their organization. In this free online course from Alison, you will learn about the basic essentials that every finance manager needs to be equipped with. The Advanced Diploma in Financial Management for Managers course begins with an analysis of the major financial decision areas and the scope of financial management in practice.

Next, you will study the components of financial planning and the methods of forecasting the financial statements of an organization. The course then proceeds to an in-depth discussion on the concepts of time value of money and capital budgeting techniques. You will also learn about the principles and procedure involved in estimating project cash flows for capital budgeting decisions. The course also examines the techniques of risk analysis for the purpose of capital budgeting as well as the computation of the cost of capital (WACC). Finally, you will study the approaches and theories on capital structure, the impact of taxes on capital structure, and the determinants of a company's dividend policy.

This course reviews the roles of finance managers in depth along with a comprehensive guide to essential concepts in the world of finance and financial management. So, if you're interested in Finance as a career, or if you are a Finance professional looking to enhance your skills, or simply an individual with an interest in gaining knowledge of financial concepts, then check out this course today and start taking your career to the next level.

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Fundamentals of Financial Management

Financial Planning and Forecasting

Time Value of Money

Capital Budgeting

Capital Budgeting Techniques

Diploma in Financial Management for Managers - First Assessment

Principles of Cash Flow Estimation

Project Cash Flow Estimation

Risk Analysis for Capital Budgeting

Cost of Capital

Capital Structure

Diploma in Financial Management for Managers - Second Assessment

Course assessment

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, you should be able to:

  • Discuss the financial decision areas in financial management
  • Estimate the growth and external financing requirement
  • Discuss the concepts of compounding and discounting
  • Identify the elements of the capital budgeting process
  • Solve various capital budgeting problems
  • Outline the elements of the cash flow stream
  • Evaluate the methods of risk analysis in practice
  • Discuss the best practices in estimating the cost of capital
  • Identify the various approaches to capital structure
  • Analyze the determinants of a firm's dividend policy


All Alison courses are free to enrol, study and complete. To successfully complete this Diploma course and become an Alison Graduate, you need to achieve 80% or higher in each course assessment. Once you have completed this Diploma course, you have the option to acquire an official Diploma, which is a great way to share your achievement with the world. Your Alison Diploma is:

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