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Free short e-course  - Financial Strategy

Free online course on Financial Strategy

Todays’ organisations operate in a global dynamic environment which is highly competitive and volatile. And in order for organizations’ to address the situation it is essential that they are both forward and outward looking. The course ‘Financial Strategy’ has been designed to help you prepare for the ever-changing global business conditions and the course content is designed under 04 lessons which helps you understand the business environment and strategic planning models, financial implications of strategic decisions made, international trade and business planning and the organisational culture, corporate governance, strategic financial management, corporate social responsibility and ethics.

You are not required to demonstrate previous experience or knowledge on making strategic decisions, financial reporting, strategic financial planning or analysing the strategic financial landscape of organizations’ to succeed in this course. As future financial strategists it is important to work on novel and hypothetical scenarios and know, how to use the available tools and theories to analyse the business environment. Such frames the overall aim of our free short e-course on Financial Strategy.

However, remember to build dialogue with your online class mates and share your ideas and understanding of each of the lessons and topics. And please also ensure that each week you complete the assigned tasks and activities to reap the full benefit of this course.

Finally, the summative assessment will consolidate your learning over the 04 weeks which requires you to develop a business plan meeting the key learning outcomes of this course. The assessment comprises with 12 requirements and you are required to submit a report worth 2,000.


How it works

Week One


International Trade and Business Plan


Week Two


Business Environment and Strategic Planning Models

Week Three


Financial Implications of Strategic Decisions

Week Four


Organisational Culture, Corporate Governance, CSR and Ethics

Your free course tutor
Course Leader - Chrishanthi

Chrishanthi Ranaweera

The course leader at LSM, Chrishanthi Ranaweera is a double masters holder as she possesses a Professional Postgraduate Diploma in Marketing from CIM, UK and is a Chartered Management Accountant of CIMA, UK. She is currently a doctoral candidate and has hands on experience in lecturing, tutoring and supervising over 2000 students for the past eight years.