Fundamentals of Business Finance

Online Short Course

R12 018.00

Course Fees
9 weeks


A growing economy encourages entrepreneurship and the expansion of businesses. Whether your business is a start-up venture, or a well-established organisation, an understanding of the financial aspects of the business is essential to grow and maintain a successful company.


The financial function of a business includes acquiring, utilising and controlling the money the business needs to operate. In order to understand the financial function of a business, it is essential to explore certain aspects of business finance. Financial management relates to the effective management of the financial function, to ensure a business has cash flow.

This course will provide you with insight into the acquisition, utilisation and control of the money a business needs to operate, as well as the administration and application of funds, operating costs and reporting on financial matters.

Subject Expert

Kevin Midgely has an MBA from Damelin Oxford Brookes (London). He has been a part-time lecturer since 1991, and has lectured for Damelin Education Group, Varsity College, Vega, Regenesys Business School, and AAA School of Advertising. Kevin also ran his own training company from 1994 to 2008.

His ability to combine over 30 years’ experience in academia and the business environment enables Kevin to deliver theoretical content, together with real-life practical examples. Kevin has developed course material for Damelin Education Group, Regenesys Business School, and the Open Learning Group, on various business-related subjects.

Kevin is also the author of a self-published textbook, The Credit Controller’s Handbook, first published in 1999.

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
    Introduction to Finance
  • MODULE 2
    Financial Evaluation
  • MODULE 3
    Financial Planning
  • MODULE 4
    Financial Statements
  • MODULE 5
    Costing and Budgeting
  • MODULE 6
    Break-even Analysis
  • MODULE 7
    Financial Record Keeping
  • MODULE 8

Payment options available to you

credit card
payment plan
EFT/Direct Deposit


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