COVID-19 STATEMENT: While this virus is impacting everyone differently, this online programme is continuing as planned.
Please consider joining our global online classroom for an enriching and interactive experience to further your career.


7 October - 28 October 2022



3 Weeks

8-10 hours per week




Why enrol for the Fundamentals of Finance Programme?

In today’s hyper-connected business world, understanding financial and accounting issues are key for career progression in any sector. Get to grips with the fundamentals of both finance and accounting on a global scale with Imperial College Business School, London. This virtual programme equips managers holding no formal financial training with the ability to critically analyse finance and accounting practice and make sound business decisions.

Our experienced finance faculty will help you and your international peers speak the language of global business. This will help develop your skills to intelligently use financial information and key metrics to your commercial and career advantage. You’ll gain an understanding of the link between operating decisions and financial results to acquire a managerial accounting foundation. 

The Imperial Fundamentals of Finance programme will ensure you develop the ability to think critically and make autonomous decisions for commercial success. You will feel confident in using the language and methods of finance resulting in your organisation benefiting from greater efficiencies and profitability. Find strength in numbers, it’s a great investment in any language.

Through this immersive and interactive programme you will:

- Understand how to read and interpret financial information

- Use this information to make sound financial decisions 

- Understand how operating decisions can be used to improve financial results

- Learn how financial decisions can achieve the same end

- Learn how strategy and finance can be combined to create value

- Understand how to determine the economic value (and cost-effectiveness) of a project      


Who is this Programme for?

This programme is designed to equip highly technical managers with essential finance knowledge to make sound business decisions. You might be from a STEM background or any other non-financial background seeking to understand how finance aids in strategic decision making. This programme is for those from any discipline seeking a firm foundation in global finance and accounting such as mid-level managers. No previous financial education is required.


About Imperial Virtual Programmes

At Imperial College London, our world-leading experts have combined scientific rigour with practical experience and the latest research to develop immersive virtual programmes – delivered in real time – in several areas of commerce, leadership and innovation so you can define the very future of business. Let us meet you where you are – and take you where you want to be.

- Learn in real-time through live interactive sessions from Imperial faculty and industry leaders

- Intensive approach that fits into your busy schedule

- Two live sessions per week

- Engaging, cutting-edge learning platform with mobile access

- Limited seats available; secure your seat early

- All live sessions are recorded so you can view them again at any time during the programme


Imperial Executive Education Associate Alumni Benefits

Complete more than eight programme days or equivalent hours (56) for online and virtual programmes to claim 'Associate Alumni' status and join our active alumni community. Some of the benefits of becoming an Associate Alumni include:

- 25% discount on future Imperial College Executive Education open programmes for up to three colleagues from your organisation per year

- Access to the Imperial College Business School Alumni LinkedIn group

- Invitations to Executive Education and Business School events and webinars

- Invitations to worldwide alumni events

- Receive the monthly IB Knowledge newsletter

What You Will Learn




Upon completion of the programme, participants will be awarded a verified Digital Certificate by Imperial College Business School Executive Education.

Note: As a live executive education programme, participant attendance and contribution is key to the learning experience and value of the programme. As such, participants are required to attend 80% of the live sessions to receive their Certificate.

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Early applications encouraged.