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1st and 15th of every month
London School of Business & Finance
3 to 4 months
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London School of Business and Finance
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Institute of Administrative Management
Every company demands accurate accounting and an in-depth understanding of their financial statements in order to thrive in a global business environment.
Financial statements provide an account of the past, current, and future financial health of a company, and are used as a source for sound strategic decision making. Financial information is also used to make integral business decisions. Through this course, you will learn how to accurately interpret financial statements using the latest analytical tools and methods.

Learning Outcomes

Graduates of this advanced certificate programme will possess career-ready skills in:

  • Assessing historical and potential financial performance
  • The fundamental aspects of the four types of financial statements
  • Utilising financial statements as a tool for evaluating a company’s financial position
  • Presenting recommendations based on financial statement information, such as investment and credit decisions
  • Your programme modules and learning content are delivered via the Canvas study platform, and feature the following resources:

    • Professionally produced video lectures created by leading business practitioners
    • A designated tutor who will provide support and feedback throughout your programme
    • Case studies and discussion questions to enhance your understanding of theory in context
    • Downloadable e-books and free library resources to aid your assignment writing and research
    • Access to online forums where you can share and discuss new concepts with fellow students and professionals from around the world
    • A good level of English language ability is recommended
    • Relevant work experience is an asset, but no work experience is required
  • Upon completing this programme of study you will have gained the ability to:

    1. Understand the fundamental aspects of the four types of financial statements:
      • Income statement
      • Statement of Financial Position
      • Statement of Stockholders Equity
      • Statement of Cash Flows
    2. Utilise financial statements as a tool for:
      • Evaluating a company’s financial position
      • Assessing historical and potential financial performance
      • Analysing the quality of reported financial earnings
    3. Formulate and present recommendations based on financial statement information, such as investment and credit decisions

    You will be formally assessed once during the programme, which will consist of a written report of up to 3,500 words. Completing this assignment to a satisfactory standard is a mandatory requirement.

  • Class Profile

    Based on all online student classes of 2016



I loved the international aspect of studying online. It’s a very rewarding learning environment. I am absolutely happy with my choice, I’d do it again.
— Daniela Rochow, Germany
Brinsley Bailey
I love everything about the platform. It is so easy to navigate and the fact that I can access my work, view the online libraries, and talk to my classmates in one area is very useful.
— Brinsley Bailey, United Kingdom
Khanyiso Welile Giorgi
It would be ungracious to leave without extending a warm hand of gratitude for the cool and efficient manner in which you deal with all our queries (big and small).
Khanyiso Welile Giorgi, South Africa
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