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Managing Finance I

Level 4, 10 Credits.

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Course Description

Managers and employers at all levels need to be competent at a level of financial management. This course is designed to help students understand the financial aspects required to run the business/department.  No prior knowledge is required.  Please pre-enrol.


To provide an understanding of the principles and processes of financial management to non-specialist users.


At the conclusion of this module, students should have a better understanding of the basic principles of book-keeping and accounting. Specifically:

Who is this course for?

The course is open to all, no prior qualifications are necessary.

Learning and Teaching

Coursework and Assessment.

The assessment for this module consists of: the written answers to three exercises designed to test the students’ knowledge of the subjects covered in the course. There will be one exercise approx every three sessions, the first exercise is completed as a class exercise.

To award credits we need to have evidence of the knowledge and skills you have gained or improved. Some of this has to be in a form that can be shown to external examiners so that we can be absolutely sure that standards are met across all courses and subjects. The most important element of assessment is that it should enhance your learning. Our methods are designed to increase your confidence and we try very hard to devise ways of assessing you that are enjoyable and suitable for adults with busy lives.

Reading suggestions

  1. Pendlebury, M and Groves, R 2003. 6th edition Company Accounts, Analysis, Interpretations and Understanding London : Thomson Books
  2. Attrill, P, Harvey, D and McLaney, E 2000 Accounting for Business Butterworth Heinemann
  3. Thomas, A 2009 6th edition Introduction to Financial Accounting McGraw Hill Publishing Co.
  4. Barrow, C 2001 Financial Management for Small Businesses Kogan Page
  5. Burrow, P 2001 The Best Laid Business Plans – How to write them, How to pitch them  Virgin Business Guides published by Mackays of Catham plc
  6. Burns, P 2006 2nd edition Entrepreneurship and Small Business Chippenham, Anthony Rowe Ltd