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Finance for Non-Finance Professionals

If you can speak the language of money,  you'll be more successful

If you are not a numbers person, finance is daunting. But having a good grasp of terms like EBITDA and net present value are important no matter where you sit in the organisation. Even if you don't need to know a lot about finance to do your day-to-day job, the more conversant you are on the subject, the better off you'll be.

We have selected the following short online courses to enhance your business skills. Courses range from 1-14hrs. You can select one or more short courses or buy a pre-packaged bundle. Our top seller is Understanding financial information for the non-finance manager (14hrs).

Understanding Costs


Do you struggle to understand the different type of costs for example the difference between fixed and variable costs, semi variable and variable costs? This module looks at costs in their simplest form and aims to demystify the language of costs and costing. You will learn about the different types of costs and cost behaviour, the uses and principles of standard costing and the principles of break-even analysis.

CPD Points: 1

CPD Duration (hours): 1
Access: 12 months from purchase date
Price: R425

Learning Outcomes:

By completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Appreciate why it is important to understand the behaviour of costs
  • Understand and explain the various components of total costs, including: fixed costs, variable costs and semi-variable costs
  • Understand the principles of standard costing
  • Understand the uses of standard costing
  • Understand the principles of break-even analysis

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