Start Dates
1st and 15th of every month
London School of Business & Finance
3 to 4 months
Awarded by
London School of Business and Finance
Endorsed by
Institute of Administrative Management
Learn the corporate finance skills needed to show employers that you've got what it takes to excel in the workplace.
This certificate course will teach you about the decisions that underpin the application of corporate finance procedures, and how to use cash management models to evaluate common working capital policies. You will also examine how to apply discounted cash flow methods to analyse investment decisions, learn about the concepts of risk and return, and understand how to calculate the cost of capital.

Learning Outcomes

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

  • Financial management and corporate finance decision models
  • Working capital policies and their application to capital decision making
  • Capital structure theories and their application to financial decision making
  • Traditional and discounted cash flow investment decision tools and their application to investment decision making
  • 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
  • This certificate programme will cover the following topics:

    • Building blocks of corporate finance - financial management and corporate finance decision models
    • Investment Decisions - traditional and discounted cash flow investment decision tools and their application to investment decision making
    • Financing Decisions I - capital structure theories and their application to financial decision making
    • Financing Decisions II - risk and return trade-off, the cost of equity, the cost of debt and the weighted average cost of capital (WACC)
    • Working Capital Decisions - working capital policies, formulas and cash flow management models, and their application to capital decision making

    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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