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Finance and Business Administration Qualifications

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Accredited Office Manager

  • Level: First-Line Manager
  • Courses: 10 
  • Credits: 20
  • Duration: Up to 9 months
  • Exam(s) 2 exams

Accredited Business Administration Manager

  • Level: Middle Manager
  • Courses: 10
  • Credits: 20
  • Duration: Up to 9 months
  • Exams: (2) exams

Accredited Director of Administration

  • Level: Senior Manager
  • Courses: 20
  • Credits: 30
  • Duration: Up to 9 months
  • Exam(s) 2 exams

Finance and Business Administration Professional Credentials

Select a Finance and Business Administration Professional Credential (comprising 4 to 5 certificate courses). Click on one of the links below to view the programs in detail.

Finance and Business Administration Certificate Courses

Prefer to upskill in specific areas? Then click on one of the Global Certificate course links below to learn more and rapidly develop your expertise in vital business administration and finance management skill sets.

Course View Course Price Level Action
Accounting Foundations
Accounting Foundations
This comprehensive course is designed for managers and staff who require a detailed understanding of accounting - including non-financial managers and executives, budget holders, accounts personnel and support staff working with accounts.
Financial Analysis
Financial Analysis and Decision Making
Designed for managers in non-financial roles, this course will equip you with the knowledge to interpret financial statements easily, and to participate with confidence in management meetings and dialogue on the financial planning and performance of the organization.
Budgetary planning
Budgetary Planning and Control
In this course, you will learn how to take more control over the budgeting process, and identify ways in which you can ensure your budgeting process and reporting processes work for your business unit, and enhance business performance.
Developing a business plan
Develop a Business Plan
The Global Business Planning course will enable you to develop a complete business plan, with associated business financials. Your plan will enable you to justify the cost-effectiveness of your budgeting, and submit requests for financing, whether bank or venture capital investment.
Business report writing
Business Report Writing
In this course in business report writing, you will learn how to plan for, structure, write and edit convincing and persuasive business reports.
Corporate social responsibility
Develop Corporate Social Responsibility
This course is will provide you with the knowledge and skills to consult with stakeholders to develop, implement and evaluate corporate social responsibility policy within an organization.
Writing a business case
Writing a Business Case
This practical course takes you through a systematic process of writing a financial case which provides convincing justification, for proposed investment in new equipment, new systems, acquisitions, major projects, and innovations.
Economics of the marketplace
Economics of the Marketplace
Designed for Middle and Senior Managers, this comprehensive course in micro-economics introduces the core concepts of market economics, essential for the analysis and interpretation of market conditions and strategic decision making in the business.
Finance for senior managers
Finance Management for Senior Managers
This course provides experienced managers  with the knowledge to analyze the main financial statements, and to interpret financial performance using a wide range of key financial ratios, enabling you to make informed contributions to strategic financial and investment decision making at the senior management level within the organization.
Cost Management
Foundations in Cost Management
This course provides non-finance professional with a comprehensive introduction to the principles of cost classification, costing methods and tools to apply in analyzing and reviewing the costs in your team or business unit. You will also learn a range of techniques to apply to reduce costs and improve profitability.
Foundations in Financial Management
Foundations in Financial Management
Designed for managers in non-financial roles, this course will equip you with the knowledge to interpret financial statements easily, and to participate with confidence in management meetings and dialogue on the financial planning and performance of the organization.
International Finance
International Finance
In this postgraduate course, you will gain a comprehensive insight into the core principles of international finance, including concepts such as real exchange rates, purchasing power parity, hedging, foreign exchange risk, and capital budgeting. You will also learn about international sources of finance, the international market for corporate control, exchange risk and trading on international stick markets, and how to apply this knowledge to business decision making.
Strategic Finance
Strategic Finance
This course provides a comprehensive introduction to the core principles of financial strategy and the measurement and creation of shareholder value, providing a foundation for strategic decision making.
Management accounting
Management Accounting
This course will provide you with an in depth understanding of management accounting concepts and principles that will enable you to make better business and investment decisions for improved organizational performance.
Developing business budgets
Developing Business Budgets
In this course you will learn what to include in the different types of budgets, and about budgeting best practice, and alternative budget approaches you may encounter. The course provides guidance, practical assignments, and numerous tools to help you develop budgets for most types of organization.
Measuring Business Performance
Measuring and Reporting on Business Performance
This course will provide you with a comprehensive insight into business performance measurement and the principles of performance management. You will learn how to apply score-carding principles to the design of performance management frameworks, and how to employ best practices technologies in the compilation, analysis and reporting of performance information within the senior management team and across the organization.
Balanced Scorecard
Developing a Balanced Scorecard
The Balanced Scorecard has been one of the most influential strategic management tools developed over the past 30 years. Learn about the strategic fit of the balanced scorecard and the core elements and practices required to successfully implement a scorecard framework within your organization. You will learn how to apply the balanced scorecard to your strategic planning and how to use the framework to map strategy and create alignment between the core drivers of performance in your business. In addition, you will learn how to develop scorecards using KRA's and KPI's and how to develop scorecards for different functional units and activities in the organization.


A Global Management Academy Professional Credential is awarded for completion of a series of courses within a specific business or management skill set. On completion of a set number of courses, candidates will qualify for the Professional Management Credentials. Professional Certificates typically contain between 3 and 5 courrses. Assessment is based on multiple choice quizzes in each course.

A Management Credential from Global Management Academy is awarded for completion of a series of courses across a range of Management Competencies (based on the G-IAM) internationally recognized competency framework. On successful completion of a set number of courses (between 10 and 15), and the associated online multiple choice examinations. candidates are awarded G-IAM qualifications and the associated accredited manager credentials (eg. Accredited Senior Manager, Accredited H-R Manager etc..).

A Global Management Academy Digital credential is the acknowledgement that you have invested time in developing your skills. Global Digital credentials comprise digital badges and certificates, and the technology to promote your achievements, and showcase your knowledge and skills across social media platforms, and with your employer and recruitment platforms. Global credentials are verifiable using secure blockchain technologies.

On completion of all Global courses, you will be able to download and print a completion certificate.  The Certificate will also detail your acquired CPD hours from the course of study.

On completion of your Management Credential Program, you will recieve Digital Certification and a Digital Badge from Global Management Academy on the Accredible.net Blockchain verified digitial certification platform. You will be able to share you achievements on mutiple social media and career sites.

Learners are free to complete their learning at their own pace. On average, learners take 2 to 3 months to complete a Certificate Program, up to 5 months to complete a Diploma and up to 8 months to complete an Advanced Diploma.

Assessment in GMA Professional Credential programs takes the form of Online-quizzes (normally 3 in each course). Each quiz has a pass mark of 70% and you can take the quizzes as many times as you wish.

When enrolled in a G-IAM accredited program, candidates will be required to complete online multiple choice examinations (see the brochures for more information).

All Global Management Academy courses and programs are delivered through Online Learning through the Global E-Learning Portal. Each course comprises:

  • Online Lectures and interactive learning
  • Online Videos
  • Online Quizzes
  • Downloadable Learning Manuals (80 pages +)
  • Additional downloadable workbooks, articles, and case studies.

Each course in the Global Academy carries a number of credits, which demonstrate the amount of study time you have put into your learning. 1 credit is equal to 10 hours of learning. Therefore, if a course has 2 credits, it will take approximately 20 hours of study to complete.

In addition to the online learning, you will have access to downloadable learning manuals and associated case studies, workbooks and management resources for each course.

You will receive continuous email and phone support from your tutor throughout your program.

Choose your currency in the currency selector, or pay in US Dollars. You can pay for courses through a single payment, or by monthly installments. See the fees for each course / program when you view program details.

On payment, you will receive a confirmation email and shortly thereafter you will receive an email with a link to the Global E-Learning Portal. Your tutor will also be on contact with you within 24 hours.

Depending on your course / program, you will have access to the e-learning portal for between 3 months and 12 months. Single course access is typically for 3 months, and access to courses in credential program for between 4 and 12 months. Please see course details for exact access durations.

If you are not satisfied with your Academy within the first 14 days of purchase, we will refund your money (no questions asked).

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