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Course Overview

The Financial Modelling and Analysis online short course from the University of Cape Town (UCT) introduces you to these fundamental concepts so that you’re able to create mathematical models in Microsoft Excel that reflect the historical, current, or projected value or financial performance of a company.

You’ll learn the frameworks for short- and long-term financial forecasts in a practical and accessible way. Following a course-long case study, the curriculum augments your financial knowledge and helps enhance your abilities in financial modelling to be able to make strategic business decisions.

Key Takeaways

Highly practical and in-demand financial modelling skills.
The ability to augment financial models for a variety of business types.
A certificate of completion from Africa’s leading university.
Unlimited access to edX’s Career Engagement Network, offering you exclusive resources and events to support your professional journey and drive your career forward.

University of Cape Town
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The University of Cape Town (UCT), established in 1829, has earned global recognition as Africa's leading university. Renowned for ground breaking research and distinguished faculty, UCT has consistently championed transformation, addressing historical injustices through its progressive scholarship, diverse community, and inclusive student body. The move to online education reflects UCT's commitment to expanding educational access and empowering students previously limited by geographical constraints. Their online short course portfolio covers an extensive range of disciplines including finance, technology, business, leadership, marketing, project management, the built environment, and investments, and continues to meet the development needs of a burgeoning democracy. UCT ensures that its legacy of academic excellence is accessible to a wider audience, bridging geographical barriers and empowering you to pursue personal and professional growth.

Course Outline

Module 1: Using financial modelling effectively
Module 2: Accounting statements
Module 3: Building the three statement model
Module 4: Forecasting the three statement model
Module 5: Sensitivity and scenario analysis
Module 6: Modelling different types of businesses
Module 7: Using financial models for decision-making in business
Module 8: Using financial models for valuation

Who Should Attend?

This course is designed for current and aspiring financial analysts interested in developing their critical-thinking abilities and gaining impartial perspectives on various financial characteristics and their implications. With a focus on enhancing professionals’ quantitative skills to estimate, forecast, and calculate financial data, this course will help you excel in financial forecasting.

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What language will the course be taught in and what level of English do I need to take part in an LEORON training program?
Most of our public courses are delivered in English language. You need to be proficient in English to be able to fully participate in the workshop and network with other delegates. For in-house courses we have the capability to train in Arabic, Dutch, German and Portuguese.
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What is the deadline for registering to a public course?
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What does the course fee cover?
The course fee covers a premium training experience in a 5-star hotel, learning materials, lunches & refreshments, and for some courses, the certification fee and membership with the accrediting bodies.
Does LEORON give discounts?
Yes, we can provide discounts for group bookings. If you would like to discuss a discount on a corporate level, we will be happy to talk to you.