Online Certificate Course

Managerial Finance

Develop an understanding of the crucial frameworks and tools of modern corporate finance to make better managerial and investment decisions.

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Key details

  • Programme type
    Online Certificate Course
  • Location
  • Start date
    17 Jul 2024  -  Open
  • Duration
    6 weeks
  • Commitment
    8 - 12 hours per week
  • Department
    Department of Finance


Financial understanding and skills are vital tools for managers and business leaders at all levels of an organisation. They allow you to make better decisions: to analyse and optimise the financial health of an organisation, allocate resources effectively, identify investment and business opportunities, and understand the impact decisions will have on your bottom line.

LSE's Finance Department sits at the heart of a world-leading social science institution, giving its courses real world context in the social, economic and political environments in which organisations operate across the globe.

Designed by one of LSE’s leading lecturers, this Managerial Finance online certificate course will demystify finance and give you the financial toolkit for better decision making and to become an even greater asset to your organisation. It will also allow you to communicate more effectively and confidently about financial issues, whether it is with the finance department in your own business or with outside investors.


  • Make more informed managerial and investment decisions
  • Develop a deeper understanding of financial reports, business management, and the ability to make more informed and powerful contributions to organisational discussions
  • Critically evaluate investment projects and opportunities
  • Speak the international language of business: finance

Programme content

This Managerial Finance online certificate course is 6 weeks (excluding orientation week) with a time commitment of 8-12 hours per week.

Who attends?

  • Non-financial managers and anyone in a middle or senior managerial or leadership position, as well as those aspiring to move into such a role, looking to enhance their financial understanding and skills
  • Those working in finance to refresh their knowledge 

"The online experience was amazing. During the course, I gained and applied a valuable finance toolkit which enhanced my understanding which will be very valuable in my own startup. The classroom and small group discussions were great. I experienced different insights and approaches to various challenges and had the chance to network with fellow students."

Saqib Mushtaq, CEO, Din Radgiver

Why LSE?

LSE Online builds on our 125 year tradition of exploring the interconnected, multidisciplinary nature of our world that shape society and business globally. Since our inception in 1895, LSE has been a pioneer in providing courses for professional development. Our founding commitment is to understand the causes of things for the betterment of society. Never has this been a more important goal than in these times of unparalleled change. We provide you with the insights and skills to think critically and independently. To make the connections, see the greater picture. To shape the future by understanding today. Whatever stage you are in your life and career. Wherever you are in the world.  


The design of this online certificate course is guided by LSE faculty, as well as industry experts, who will share their experience and in-depth knowledge with you throughout the course.

Dirk Jenter

Professor Dirk Jenter

Professor of Finance

Department overview

The LSE Department of Finance is of the largest and most highly-regarded finance groups in the UK and Europe and is devoted to excellence in teaching and research in the full range of the subfields of finance including corporate finance, asset pricing theory, risk management, empirical analysis of capital markets, behavioural finance, portfolio analysis, derivatives pricing, microstructure and financial econometrics.

Fees and entry requirements

Tuition fees: £2,200

Upon successful completion of the course, you will receive an LSE certificate of competence.

There are no formal prerequisites for this course, however business acumen and numerical proficiency are highly recommended. Microsoft Excel is also required.



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