Specialized Certification in Financial Management (SCFM)

The SCFM course is the most comprehensive and compact course available in the market. The course has been specially designed to provide a step-by-step learning experience for beginners, aspiring to become Financial experts. Learn the ABCs of financial management as this course develops your intellect to become a Finance professional.

Course Level


Course Language


Course Content

Interactive + eBook

Course Duration

15-20 Hours


No. of Topics

48 Topics



Yes (MCQs Test)

Course Access

6 Months


No. of Modules

8 Modules



Financial Management Featured

USD 49.00


Course Description

Specialized Certification in Financial Management Online Course

Money, mostly referred to as funds in the business environment, is the lifeblood for any organization. Effectively managing business finances is an art and science. However, financial management is not limited to managing money and related activities. It’s a branch of management study that deals with value maximization for the company’s stakeholders. It involves crucial decisions that form the basis of actually running the business consistently and smoothly, providing for the growth and development of business and achieving the overall organizational goals.

It’s almost impossible for any business to function, perform and achieve unless it has financial stability. The finance function is inter-linked and connected with every function in the business. Therefore, finance managers have a great deal of responsibility in the success of any company. This financial management online course imparts you with the knowledge and skills to excel in your role.

The Specialized Certification in Financial Management course will guide you through the basic concepts and principles of financial management. It will then familiarize you with the financial markets, instruments and institutions. You will learn in detail the different sources of business finance. Most importantly, you will be extensively trained on financial planning and forecasting, writing detailed financial plans, preparing financial statements, analyzing financial performances through ratio analysis, and developing financial budgets. Finally, you will touch base for working capital management and its different sub-branches.

By the end of this Financial Management online course, you will be confident and competent to work in the finance department of any organization.

Learning Outcomes


Learn the definition, scope, objectives and functions of Financial Management


Understand the meaning and classifications of financial instruments


Know what are financial markets, their types and the institutes that form an integral part of the markets


Acquire in-depth knowledge about different sources of business finance


Identify the determinants of a business’ capital structure


Calculate cost of capital, cost of debt and cost of equity


Comprehend the most important principles of financial management


Write a financial plan and identify the key ingredients of a financial plan


Learn the steps and methods involved in financial planning and forecasting


Understand the most important financial statements that reflect the performance of a business


Calculate various types of financial ratios for measuring the financial performance


Evaulate performance by comparing business’ ratios against industry standards / historical performance


Recognize different types of budgets and learn the methods of budgeting


Learn the importance of working capital management and its branches


Course Syllabus

Specialized Certification in Financial Management Online Course

I. Introduction to Financial Management

a. Introduction to Financial Management

b. Role of Financial Management

c. Scope of Financial Management

d. Financial Management in relation to other Business Functions

e. Goals and Objectives of Financial Management

f. Functions of Financial Management

g. Corporate Finance and Business Finance

II. Financial Markets, Institutions and Instruments

a. Definition and Meaning of Financial Instruments

b. Classification of Financial Instruments

c. Definition and Meaning of Financial Markets

d. Types of Financial Markets

e. Meaning and Types of Financial Institutions

III. Sources of Business Finance

a. Introduction to Business Finance

b. Internal Sources of Business Finance

c. External Sources of Business Finance

d. Definition and Meaning of Capital Structure

e. Determinants of Capital Structure

f. Cost of Capital Calculation

g. Cost of Debt Calculation

h. Cost of Equity Calculation

IV. Principles of Financial Management

a. Introduction to Financial Management

b. Risk Return Trade Off

c. Time Value of Money

d. Financial Leverage

e. Liquidity V/S Profitability

f. Matching Principles

g. Portfolio Effect

h. Valuation

V. Financial Planning and Forecasting

a. Introduction to Financial Planning and Forecasting

b. Types of Financial Plans

c. Ingredients of a Financial Plan

d. Steps involved in Financial Planning

e. Financial Forecasting

VI. Financial Statements and Analysis

a. Introduction to Financial Statements and Analysis

b. Benefits of Financial Statements

c. Common Financial Statements

d. Definition and Meaning of Ratio Analysis

e. Classification of Ratio Analysis

I. Liquidity Ratios
II. Turnover Ratios
III. Profitability Ratios
IV. Financial Leverage Ratios
V. Dividend Policy Ratios

VII. Financial Budgets and Budgetary Control

a. Introduction to Financial Budgets and Budgetary Control

b. Classification of Financial Budgets

c. Methods of Financial Budgeting

VIII. Working Capital Management

a. Introduction to Working Capital Management

b. Maintaining Sufficient Working Capital Management

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Career Options

Finance as a business function is concerned with managing the money and wealth of the business. It is also responsible for ensuring that the monetary resources and all transactions in the company are well recorded and accounted for. Therefore, a financial department in any company is one that is closest interaction with management and requires many different personnel to ensure that company’s funds are efficiently managed.

Finance Executive, Financial Supervisor, Assistant Financial Manager, Financial Manager, Financial Analyst, Financial Administrator, Financial Planner, Financial Controller, Budget Analyst, Corporate Budgeting Manager, Assistant Corporate Budgeting Manager, Bookkeeping Supervisor, Auditor, Accounting Clerk, Accounting Supervisor, Accounting Specialist, Accounting Officer, Assistant Accounting Manager, Accounting Manager, Credit Analyst, Risk Analyst, Treasurer, Financial Consultant and many more job profiles where Finance knowledge would be required.

Study Material

eBook Reading

Financial Management eBook

You can download course content in PDF format. Click on the lesson / topic of your interest to instantly access text content. Read anytime, anywhere and on any of your digital devices. You may also print the eBook.

Interactive Learning

Financial Management Interactive Learning

Enjoy new age interactive learning developed using state-of-the-art technologies. Browse lessons & topics explained through videos, animations, graphics & lecture voice overs. Now learning is interesting, fun & easy!

Online Reading

Financial Management Online Reading

You could simply access the text content of the course directly through the website, without having to download any files. From your dashboard, you can have complete control over your learning progress & flow.

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