Micro-credential in Finance for Non-Finance Executives

Hear from our learners on the Micro-credential in Finance for Non-Finance Executives from Trinity Business School. The micro-credential aims to give business leaders and decision makers a strong grasp of finance language, terminology, and skills in analysis.

Programme Overview

The programme is designed for anyone who is in charge of a budget and who seeks to understand and analyse financial reports and also forecast future performance.

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Dates

25 & 26 October
7 & 8 November 

Duration 4 full days
Format In Person
Schedule  9 am - 5 pm 
Tuition Fees Certificate for Completion Route (CC) €1850
Micro – Credential Route (MC) €2000
Application Deadline MC Application deadline: 30 September 2022

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Who is this programme designed for?

The programme is designed for anyone who is in charge of a budget and who seeks to understand and analyse financial reports and also forecast future performance.

What does the programme offer to participants?

This programme aims to give business leaders and decision-makers a strong grasp of finance language, terminology and skills in analysis. The programme empowers non-finance managers to communicate effectively with accountants and finance managers.

Programme:

Using practical and real-life case studies the programme will explore numbers in business financial statements and reports in order to provide an understanding of how day-to-day decisions and activities impact the financial performance of your business. Participants will be able to analyse the performance of their business and make improvements in areas that are not performing to satisfaction. The programme will also boost your literacy with financial language and terminology. Managers will learn how to spot financial opportunities and how to take advance of them. Participants will also learn practically how to investigate the cost and benefits of investments.

Modules:

Day 1: Practical illustrations using business data. A clear understanding of how all the day-to-day activities impact the financial performance of a business. Become fully familiar with all the key figures in financial statements. Understand the key metrics of performance and how the participant's business has performed against similar businesses. Have a clear understanding of financial terminology.

Day 2: Participants will learn and be motivated to use a practical toolbox of the many ways in which they can improve the financial performance of their business. Measuring the impact of Volume Growth on Financial performance, Margin Enhancement and Minimising Investment in Assets.

Day 3: Gain a full understanding of the key factors to be taken into account in making an effective investment decision. Be able to clearly identify relevant cash flows. How the hurdle rate for investment decisions is arrived at. Understand discounted cash flow techniques and be able to use them to evaluate investment decisions. Appreciate the importance of post-evaluation monitoring of investment decisions.

Lecturers: Hilary Hough

Why undertake the programme for credits?

Micro-credentials are short flexible modules that lead to accreditation in the form of ECTS. For further general information about micro-credentials please click here.

Hear what our past participants say: 

"What I’ve enjoyed most is being back in a learning environment and getting information that is directly relevant to what I’m doing day to day. My background is very technical, so I wanted to expand my knowledge in the area of finance. Sometimes it can feel like what you are learning is purely theoretical, whereas this is very specific, with worked examples that will apply to going back to the office. The atmosphere in the classroom was very welcoming and positive, and the fact that the room is filled with people from different industries is very helpful as well, as it helps you think about the content from a different perspective."

- Simon Delany 

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