Certificate in Finance for Non-Finance Managers (Certificate in Finance for Non-Finance Managers)

National University of Ireland, Galway (2021CFN1)
Key Programme Details
Award

Certificate in Finance for Non-Finance Managers

NFQ Level

Level 8 About NFQ

Delivery Method

Online

Mode

Part Time

ECTS Credits

15

Department

Shannon College of Hotel Management

General Information
Contact

Fiona Duggan

Email

fiona.duggan@nuigalway.ie

Phone

Enquiries by Email

Address

Fiona Duggan,
Springboard Admissions,
Shannon College of Hotel Management,
Shannon Co. Clare

Role

Springboard Admissions

Important Dates
Application Deadline

03/09/2021

Start Date

13/09/2021

End Date

03/12/2021

About this Course

The Certificate in Finance for Non-Finance Managers aims to equip those with non-finance backgrounds with an understanding of financial concepts that can help students fulfil their potential and progress to middle management roles. The course is designed to develop financial awareness and acumen that will assist in day to day management roles in the hospitality sector.

The syllabus involves modules in financial accounting, management accounting and business finance. Participants on the programme will combine online learning with practical application in the work environment, with a blended approach of synchronous and asynchronous delivery.

Objectives

On successful completion of the programme graduates will be equipped with an understanding on areas such as;
Understanding of financial statements
Interpretation of financial performance
Cost behaviour & cost control
Approaches to budgeting
Decision making technique
Investment decision making
Financing options available to finance projects of various scales

Modules include;
Introduction to Financial Accounting: Develops an understanding of financial accounting and the ability to interpret
financial statements.
Introduction to Management Accounting: Develops an understanding of management accounting & an understanding of
decision making techniques
Business Finance: Develops an understanding of Business Finance and the ability to make investment & finance

Entry Requirements

Applicants must have a level 7 award in any discipline, however recognition of prior learning may be considered for entry purposes. Three years of industry experience is desirable, but not essential.

Candidates from all eligible categories, who meet the entry criteria and wish to enhance career prospects are encouraged to apply.

An International English Language Testing System certificate is required if English is not the applicants first language to indicate competencies in written and spoken English.

Long Description

The Certificate in Finance for Non-Finance Managers aims to equip those with non-finance backgrounds with an understanding of financial concepts that can help students fulfil their potential and progress to middle management roles. The course is designed to develop financial awareness and acumen that will assist in day to day management roles in the hospitality sector.

On successful completion of the programme graduates will be equipped with an understanding on areas such as;
Understanding of financial statements
Interpretation of financial performance
Cost behaviour & cost control
Approaches to budgeting
Decision making technique
Investment decision making
Financing options available to finance projects of various scales

Feedback from the Industry is that there is significant demand for a programme such as this. Many employees in junior management roles fail to bridge the gap to middle management because of lack of understanding of finance and how various day to day decisions at operational level can impact on overall business financial performance.

Why Choose This Course

This course will give students the opportunity to develop / enhance key digital skills for both workplace and education
purposes. Students taking this programme will enhance their professional development, employment capacity and career progression. Partaking in this programme will enhance their own development in the workplace.

Additionally, Shannon College of Hotel Management Library and its links with the James Hardiman Library NUI Galway
also provides significant resources and tools to support the development and improvement of advanced digital literacy
skills and as a result improves learning potential.

Skills developed on all modules in this programme include; entrepreneurial skills, critical thinking, analytical skills,
business acumen, teamwork and communication skills. The programme will constantly challenge students to develop
such skills.

The programme in all modules develops key management and leadership skills. Skills such as teamwork, communication, problem solving, decision making, planning, honesty / integrity, attention to detail, reporting are interwoven in all the modules on the programme.

The use of Industry specific Guest speakers will also enhance the participants exposure to real world management and
learning skills.

The blended approach to the programme will ensure that learnings from the programme are very much geared toward the current and future needs of the industry.

Career Opportunities

Shannon College of Hotel Management is closely aligned to the industry from a teaching, research and work placement
perspective. The School is in constant dialogue with the industry at national and regional level.
Those delivering modules on the programme are involved in industry specific research which enhances their teaching with industry relevant content. The programme will include a proportion of time devoted to industry participation via Guest Lectures this should ensure the programme is relevant not to the current workplace but the workplace of the future.

Timetable Info

Available upon application

Delivery Location

Online

Delivery Notes

Online

Admissions Contact Details
Contact Person

Fiona Duggan

Address

Fiona Duggan,
Springboard Admissions,
Shannon College of Hotel Management,
Shannon Co. Clare

Phone

Enquiries by Email

Email

fiona.duggan@nuigalway.ie

Application Procedures

All springboard applications must be submitted through the Springboard Website. www.springboardcourses.ie

All applicants must supply the following supporting documentation to support their application form;

Identification Passport/Drivers License/Birth Cert
Short one-page CV detailing professional experience

Proof of Eligibility
Employed - all applicants must supply the following supporting documentation to support their application form;
Proof of Employment - P60 Form or a letter from their current employer to confirm employment

Unemployed - all applicants must supply the following supporting documentation to support their application form:
Proof of Unemployment/Payment from DESAP

Formerly Self-Employed - all applicants must provide a letter/statement from Revenue stating that the applicant is no longer trading or a similar letter from the applicants (former) accountant should be sufficient.

A Returner must declare on application that you have been a homemaker or other caring duties or economically dependent on a partner or spouse for 9 of 12 previous months prior to application.

Media
Shannon College of Hotel Management Website

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https://www.nuigalway.ie/shannoncollege/