Finance for Non-financial Managers

Online Short Course

R17 584.00

Course Fees
10 weeks


Finance is all around us. In your personal capacity, you make finance decisions when you compare prices of products, when you buy on credit, while banking, when purchasing insurance and when investing in real estate. Studying finance helps make you a smarter consumer and investor.


This course is appropriate for professionals who have no financial background. It will give you an introduction to finance, giving you the tools to analyse the financial performance, manage the cash and contribute to the financing and investment decisions of your organisation. It will also give you the confidence to make better decisions and contribute to the strategic planning of the business.

Subject Expert

Brandon Louw obtained a BCom in Accounting and a Postgraduate Diploma in Management from the University of Cape Town. Brandon has a wide array of experience in finance. During his postgraduate studies, he was a partner in a successful start-up business, overseeing the financial management of the business.

He has further worked in the payroll software industry and has managed the accounting function for a multi-million Rand money remittance company. Brandon currently lectures financial management and accounting at Prestige Academy and has previous experience lecturing finance and accounting for Cape Peninsula University of Technology, Vega and Centurion Academy.

Tutor Support

Each course is assigned its own Online Academic Tutor, who is ready and waiting to guide and assist their learners throughout their learning experience.

The Online Academic Tutor, who is assigned to your course, is trained to build each student up to reach their fullest potential. Students can expect their Online Academic Tutor to answer questions, offer advice and provide further clarification on any academic aspects.

Course and Technical Requirements

To successfully access and complete this course, you will be required to have a registered email account, access to a computer/laptop/tablet and stable internet connection. You will be required to be familiar with using a computer as you may need to be able to read and download documents in Adobe PDF Reader, view Microsoft PowerPoint presentations, and read and create documents in Microsoft Word.

Our online short learning programmes may require additional software applications. These additional software application requirements will be communicated to you in this information pack and/or on the website course page. Damelin Online does not provide any additional software applications required for online short learning programmes.

Please note: Google, YouTube and Vimeo may be used in our online course delivery. If any of these services are blocked in your jurisdiction, you may have difficulty in accessing our course content.

How You Will Learn

Our online short learning programmes are broken into self-paced manageable modules, designed to assist you throughout your learning process through diverse learning activities:

  • Learn through all your interactive course notes
  • Review case studies and supplementary resources
  • Apply and evaluate what you have learned in each module with the self-grading quizzes and assignment submissions
  • View a range of course video lectures presented by our Subject Matter Experts
  • Network, collaborate and interact with your fellow participants and Online Course Facilitator via the discussion forum and Zoom webinars


Upon successful completion of this online short learning programme, you will receive the recognition of your knowledge and skills with a Damelin Certificate of Competence. Your certificate of competence will be issued in your registered name and will be couriered at no additional cost.

You will be required to complete a series of assessments that will be facilitated through our virtual learning environment. Your course handbook will be made available to you once you have commenced with your short learning programme.


  • MODULE 0
    Orientation Module
  • MODULE 1
    Overview of Financial Management
  • MODULE 2
    Financial Statements
  • MODULE 3
    Financial Analysis and Ratios
  • MODULE 4
    Budgeting and Profit Planning
  • MODULE 5
    Working Capital Management
  • MODULE 6
    Time Value of Money
  • MODULE 7
    Sources of Financing
  • MODULE 8
    Capital Budgeting Techniques
  • MODULE 9

Payment options available to you

credit card
payment plan
EFT/Direct Deposit


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