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University of the Witwatersrand Course

Financial Management of a Business Operation


15 Jul, 2024

Digital Campus Financial Management of a Business Operation Course

Course overview

Whether you’re a doctor, hairdresser, or owner of a profitable pet parlour, good financial management is key to any company meeting its business objectives. The ability to manage funds efficiently comes from selecting an appropriate strategy, sticking to a budget, conducting a break even analysis and keeping up with cash flow and understanding income statements. Master these skills and more in the 10 week Finance for the Non-Financial Managers online short course.

Course curriculum

  • Module 1: A Business Operation.
  • Module 2: Key Financial Terms.
  • Module 3: Income Statement.
  • Module 4: Balance sheet and cash flow statement
  • Module 5: Setting the Budget of a Business Operation.
  • Module 6: Using the Budget to Control Income and the Balance Sheet.
  • Module 7: Break Even Analysis.
  • Module 8: Financial Year End Statements.

Course outcomes

  • Apply key financial terms to the successful management of a business operation
  • Analyse income statements, balance sheets and cashflow statements
  • Set a budget for a business operation
  • Conduct a financial analysis


John Borthwick

Course summary

Format: Wits certified online short course
Certification: Wits University certificate of competence
Duration: 10 weeks
Breakdown: 8 weeks consecutive online lectures, one exam in week 10
Hours per week: 5 to 7
Language: English

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