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Accounting for Investment and Managerial Decision-Making


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In today’s shifting business landscape, a functional understanding of finance and accounting has become an integral part of any influential manager’s toolkit. On the eight-week Accounting for Investment and Managerial Decision-Making online certificate course from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), you’ll develop a financial and managerial accounting toolkit to drive decision-making and enhance organisational performance. With a firm grounding in accounting principles, you’ll improve your ability to analyse statements, and learn how to communicate financial results to key business stakeholders.

With guidance from expert LSE faculty, you’ll discover how insights into your company’s costs, efficiencies, and profits can help create a culture of sustained improvement, and learn how delegating decision-making authority can foster a sense of responsibility in your team. Finally, you’ll assess the role of planning, budgeting, and performance targets, and explore how to design incentive, monitoring, and feedback systems that can achieve them.

Please note this course is geared towards non-financial managers and professionals from a broad range of industries and business areas. Prior knowledge of accounting is not required or expected.

This course is certified by the United Kingdom CPD Certification Service and may be applicable to individuals who are members of, or are associated with, UK-based professional bodies. The course has an estimated 95 hours of learning.

Note: should you wish to claim CPD activity, the onus is upon you. The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and GetSmarter accept no responsibility, and cannot be held responsible, for the claiming or validation of hours or points

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