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Mini MBA - Finance for Managers and Leaders Module

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Mini MBA - Finance for Managers and Leaders Module

A two-day module held at venues across the UK, this course provides a detailed journey through the use of financial information and financial reporting in a company. It starts with a focus on internal management accounts provided to management and directors/owners, moving through to statutory external reporting and reporting to financial stakeholders.

The course will help build an understanding of how to use financial information to support and develop your business area, and add value to the financials being created or interpreted. It will also help to understand the architecture of each set of information and how these can be applied to your business area. 

In addition, the course will look at the role of finance in options appraisals for projects, capital investment and also for values-based decision making. 

Course Summary


University of Chester PGCert


2 Day

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About the Programme

The course will focus on the following areas, using case studies and practical examples to support learning:  

  1. Financial accounting – financial reporting/statements/corporate financing/financial control techniques/cash flow management; 
  1. Management and cost accounting – operational/implementation/strategic financial decision making/performance measurement; 
  1. Investment decisions – appraisal/risk/financing/capital rationing/strategy/ rationalisation/acquisitions and mergers; 
  1. Value-based management - shareholder value/valuation/contemporary and ethical issues 

The course will help delegates identify: 

  1. How to read and interpret both internal and external financial information; 
  1. Recognise how to apply financial information within their own decision making; and 
  1. Tools and techniques to adopt financial reporting within their role. 

Develop your financial awareness 

In the context of the current economic climate, having all the tools and knowledge to successfully lead and manage your organisation has never been more important – meaning it is vital to have a sound appreciation of its financial wellbeing. 

This module has been designed to help leaders – and senior managers who are not finance experts – understand financial information and concepts and enable them to perform their roles more effectively and astutely.

On completion of this programme, participants will: 

  • Understand the architecture of various financial reporting documents 
  • Be able to contribute to financial analysis and utilise financial data to make business decisions 
  • Understand the financial requirements of financial stakeholders


Session 1

  • The architecture of financial information 
  • Application of financial Information in the organisation 

Session 2

  • Analysing the case for financial investment 
  • The financial relationship with external stakeholders and the ethics of finance 

You can undertake the Mini MBA on an accredited basis, which on successful completion, will see you receive a PGCert in Business Administration (WBIS) from the University of Chester*

This Level 7 academic and work-based qualification is designed for senior people seeking to develop themselves as leaders and managers, who recognise they must satisfy various stakeholders and who want to invest in their own personal brand. They are looking to make the best use of resources, understand the need to innovate and optimise performance. They may also have to present arguments for change, construct business cases, lead change implementation and evaluate the impact of that change.

Stewart McCombe

Stewart McCombe


Stewart has a career background in corporate banking, and is a highly experienced commercial individual, who commenced a transition into the not for profit sector at the end of 2009. He now has a portfolio of Chair, Board and consultancy roles across not for profits and SMEs.

Throughout his career, Stewart has developed a proven track record in the North West corporate market. In roles covering both relationship management and business development, his key skills of brokering and relationship building ensured the management of multiple stakeholders, at all times undertaken with outstanding levels of integrity. Core to his roles at Bank of Scotland were the management of key entrepreneur relationships for the bank.

In recent years, he has rapidly developed a profile in the not for profit sector, maintaining key board roles across a range of areas, including leisure and social care

Stewart has a range of financial, operational and strategic experience in the private, public and not for profit sectors, including charities, local authorities, banking and venture capital. This has captured a range of areas, including direct roles in leisure, adult care, the arts, environment and recruitment, coupled with a wide range of sectors including manufacturing, service, retail, building products and housebuilding during his corporate banking career. Stewart is at ease in any environment, from start-up to PLC boardroom.

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  • Learn about the architecture of financial information
  • Develop your application of financial information in your organisation
  • Analyse the case for financial investment
  • Understand the financial relationship with external stakeholders and the ethics of finance


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