In most organisations, financial management skills tend to be concentrated in a small core of financial management experts. Especially in small organizations and in the public sector, many employees are given responsibilities in financial management for which they have not been trained, be it budgeting, financial record keeping or financial reporting.
This course will address the basics of the financial cycle from budgeting, implementing and recording, through financial reporting. An in-depth look at the workings of bookkeeping, financial reporting, internal controlling, financial management of physical assets and stocks, as well as auditing will be covered.
This part-time and flexible study programme caters to the needs of working professionals. More than 75% of all learning takes place at a distance, giving students the opportunity to learn and progress at their own pace. All courses adopt a blended learning approach, offering the advantages of both self-directed and face-to-face phases. Participants benefit from a wide range of learning methods designed to achieve the best possible individual learning experience: lectures, seminars, case studies, group work, pre-recorded videos, self-directed learning with feedback from lecturers and/or the course coordinator as well as practical exercises.
During the preparation phase course materials are accessed via our Learning Management Platform at the participants’ own pace with guidance from course coordinators and facilitators.
The preparation phase is followed by a hybrid face-to-face week at the Swiss TPH headquarters. Active participation (online or in person) is expected from 9:00-17:00 CE(S)T. At least one facilitator is always on site and in-person teaching is prioritized whenever possible, although in exceptional circumstances facilitators may join online. Online spaces for participation is limited. These spaces are allocated based on student need (i.e. travel restrictions, etc.).
Learning outcomes are consolidated during the post phase with a final assignment that is introduced during the hybrid face-to-face week. This phase is self directed and guided via our Learning Management Platform. The post phase is finished when the final assignment has been handed in.
At a Glance
At the end of the course, participants will have gained the knowledge and skills needed to understand the financial cycle of any organisation and to extract and use relevant management information from the financial management system. Moreover, participants will know how the backbone of the financial management system, the accounting system, is constructed and why. Participants will be able to recognise and use standard financial reports for planning, internal control and financial management.
Participants are assessed during both, the distance-based and on-campus phases of the courses, through individual and team assignments, professional presentations, quizzes or short tests, reflective papers and proposed projects.
Fee for MBA-IHM students*: CHF 2,450
Fee for Short Course students: CHF 2,850
* Same fee applies to tropEd students and students enrolled in a SSPH+ professional postgraduate Master or PhD programme.
Course fees must be paid in advance to gain access to the online learning materials. Tuition fees do not cover insurance, travel expenses or personal living costs incurred during your stay in Basel.