Professional Development
College, Australia

finance

Accounting Theory
Main topics:
Accounting & agency theory, conceptual framework, accounting standards, measurements & valuation, accounting & capital markets, accountability, accounting pathologies - fraud/ failure & evasion, sustainability & integration.

Fees: $350
Study Mode: Self paced/ Online
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Analysis and Linear Algebra for Finance
Main topics:
Preliminaries, functions of one variable, integrals, matrices, vector spaces & linear mappings, functions of several variables, optimisation without constraints, constrained optimisation.

Fees: $500
Study Mode: Self paced/ Online
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Basics of Accounting & Information Processing
Main topics:
Accounting information, accounting profession & careers, fundamental accounting equation, transactions' impact on accounting equation, core financial statements, accounts/ debits & credits, the journal, the general ledger, trial balance, T-accounts.

Fees: $250
Study Mode: Self paced/ Online
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Bond Market
Main topics:
Context & essence, issuers & investors, instruments, organisational structure, mathematics, tools.

Fees: $350
Study Mode: Self paced/ Online
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Break-Even Analysis
Main topics:
Simple break-even application, restrictions, multi-product break-even point, applying break-even analysis in service industry, operating leverage, discounts & promotions.

Fees: $250
Study Mode: Self paced/ Online
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Budgeting and Decision Making
Main topics:
Importance of budgets, budget processes & human behaviour, components of the budget, budget periods & adjustments, responsibility accounting & management by exception, flexible budgets, standard costs, variance analysis, balanced scorecard, variable Vs absorption costing, segment reporting, measures of residual income, concepts in allocating service department costs, leveraging the power of modern information systems, cost characteristics & decision-making ramifications, business decision logic, capital expenditure decisions, compound interest & present value, evaluation of long-term projects.

Fees: $300
Study Mode: Self paced/ Online
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Central Banking & Monetary Policy
Main topics:
Essence of central banking, banker & advisor to government, management of money & banking system, money creation, framework of monetary policy, models & transmission.

Fees: $250
Study Mode: Self paced/ Online
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Complex Numbers
Main topics:
Basic operations involving complex numbers, complex conjugate, polar trig form, polar exponential form, powers of complex numbers, De Moivre's formula, connecting sin/ cos with e, regions in the complex plane, complex polynomials.

Fees: $250
Study Mode: Self paced/ Online [Videos]
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Construction Financial Management
Main topics:
Financial statements - income statement & balance sheet, financial statement analysis of a construction company, compound interest/ NPV/ equivalent annual cost & loan redemption, IRR and difference between IRR & NPV, effect of inflation, cost-volume-profit analysis, financial analysis of a project, S-Curve & working capital financing of a construction project.

Fees: $300
Study Mode: Self paced/ Online
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Corporate Valuation and Takeover
Main topics:
Share valuation, role of dividend policy, dividend irrelevancy, reading stock exchange listings, investment strategies, stock exchange valuation, managerial motivation & corporate takeover, acquisition pricing & accounting data, acquisition pricing-profitability/ dividend policy & cash flow, takeover activity/ investor behaviour & stock market data.

Fees: $250
Study Mode: Self paced/ Online
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Cost Analysis
Main topics:
Cost behaviour, cost behaviour analysis, break-even & target income, sensitivity analysis, CVP for multiple products, CVP assumptions.

Fees: $250
Study Mode: Self paced/ Online
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Current Assets
Main topics:
Merchandising operation - sales, purchase considerations for merchandising business, alternative inventory system, income statement enhancements, control structure, cash composition, cash management, bank reconciliation, petty cash, trading securities, costs & benefits of selling on credit, accounting for uncollectible receivables, alternative approaches for uncollectible, notes receivable, components of inventory, inventory costing methods, perpetual inventory systems, lower of cost/ market adjustments, inventory estimation techniques, inventory management.

Fees: $250
Study Mode: Self paced/ Online
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Dynamic Costing
Main topics:
Costs, cost functions, different cost types, calculations, guiding solutions.

Fees: $300
Study Mode: Self paced/ Online
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Developing a Budget
Main topics:
Clarifying objectives, forecasting, costing, defining cash/ expenditure & revenue items, responsibility accounting, cash flow budgets, capital budgets, analysis, PL reports, finance, basic principles, consultation, time frames, PMS, documenting the budget.

Fees: $250
Study Mode: Self paced/ Online
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Dynamic Costing
Main topics:
The costs, cost functions, different cost types, calculations, guiding solutions.

Fees: $250
Study Mode: Self paced/ Online
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Equity Market
Main topics:
Context & essence, instruments, investors, primary market, secondary market, valuation.

Fees: $350
Study Mode: Self paced/ Online
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Financial Econometrics
Main topics:
EViews 6.0, regression model, univariate time series - linear models, stationarity & unit roots tests, univariate time series - volatility models, multivariate time series analysis.

Fees: $300
Study Mode: Self paced/ Online
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Financial Institutions
Main topics:
Context & functions, banking system, investment vehicles, quasi-financial intermediaries, ancillary financial entities.

Fees: $350
Study Mode: Self paced/ Online
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Financial System
Main topics:
Lenders & borrowers, financial intermediaries, financial instruments, financial markets, money creation, price discovery.

Fees: $350
Study Mode: Self paced/ Online
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Foreign Exchange Market
Main topics:
Essence, derivatives - forwards, derivatives - futures, options & swaps, risks (other than currency & RM tools), participants, effects on money stock & money market liquidity.

Fees: $350
Study Mode: Self paced/ Online
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Income Measurement and The Reporting Cycle
Main topics:
Measurement triggering - transactions & events, the periodicity assumption, basic elements of revenue recognition, basic elements of expense recognition, the adjusting process & related entries, accrual vs cash-basis accounting, preparing financial statements, the accounting cycle & closing process, reversing entries, classified balance sheets, business liquidity & the operating cycle.

Fees: $250
Study Mode: Self paced/ Online
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Interest Rates in Financial Analysis and Valuation
Main topics:
Single principal sum, multiple stream of cash flows, rates of return, security valuation, cost of capital, capital budgeting.

Fees: $250
Study Mode: Self paced/ Online
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Interest Rates
Main topics:
What are interest rates, relationship of interest rates, composition of interest rates, interest rate discovery, bank liquidity & interest rate discovery, role of interest rates, an optimal rate of interest.

Fees: $350
Study Mode: Self paced/ Online
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International Financial Reporting
Main topics:
Annual reports under IFRS, balance sheet, income statement, cash flow statement, statement of changes in equity, analysis & interpretation of the annual report.

Fees: $250
Study Mode: Self paced/ Online
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Introduction to Banking
Main topics:
Essence of banking, money creation, risks, bank models & prudential requirements.

Fees: $350
Study Mode: Self paced/ Online
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Investments
Main topics:
Four phases of the life-cycle, financial system, investment instruments, investment principles.

Fees: $250
Study Mode: Self paced/ Online
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Investment and Finance
Main topics:
Investment, assumptions, investment evaluation methods, investment motives, critical values, investment & taxation, investment & inflation, investment & working capital, replacement of investment, financing, considerations, amortization of loans, evaluation of loans, evaluation of other credit, financial planning.

Fees: $350
Study Mode: Self paced/ Online
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Job Costing
Main topics:
Basic job costing concepts, information systems for the job costing environment, tracking job cost within the corporate ledger, accounting for actual & applied overhead, job costing in service/ NFP & government environments, modern management of costs & quality.

Fees: $250
Study Mode: Self paced/ Online
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Liabilities and Equity
Main topics:
Current liabilities, notes playable, contingent liabilities, payroll, other components of employee compensation, long-term notes, bond payable, accounting for bonds payable, affective-interest amortisation methods, bonds issued between interest dates & bond retirement, analysis/ commitments/ AFA/ leases & FVM, corporate form of organisation, common & preferred stock, treasury stock, stock splits & stock dividends, statement of stockholders' equity.

Fees: $250
Study Mode: Self paced/ Online
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Long-Term Assets
Main topics:
Intent-based accounting, available for sale securities, held to maturity securities, equity method of accounting, investments requiring consolidation, costs included in property/ plant & equipment, equipment leases, service life & cost allocation, depreciation methodology, straight-line method, units-of-output method, double-declining balance method, sum-of-the-years' - digits method, PP&E costs subsequent to asset acquisition, disposal of PP&E, accounting for asset exchanges, assets impairment, natural resources, intangibles.

Fees: $250
Study Mode: Self paced/ Online
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Managerial Accounting
Main topics:
Managerial accounting, planning/ directing & controlling, cost components, product vs period costs, financial statement issues.

Fees: $250
Study Mode: Self paced/ Online
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Managerial and Cost Accounting
Main topics:
Managerial accounting, planning/ directing & controlling, cost components, product vs period costs, financial statement issues, cost behaviour, cost behaviour analysis, break-even & target income, sensitivity analysis, CVP for multiple products, CVP assumptions, basic job costing concepts, information systems for the job costing environment, tracking job cost within the corporate ledger, accounting for actual & applied overhead, modern management of costs & quality, process costing, equivalent units, cost allocation to CUs and UPs, ABC.

Fees: $350
Study Mode: Self paced/ Online
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Managing Debt and Consumer Credit
Main topics:
Consumer credit, credit options, loans, costs of using credit, interest rates, using consumer credit effectively, managing personal credit rating & history.

Fees: $250
Study Mode: Self paced/ Online
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Money Creation
Main topics:
Bank note & deposit money, financial system & money market, sources & fallacies, bank liquidity management, monetary policy, the sources, relationship between credit & money, misconceptions, exogenous/ endogenous money, empirical evidence of endogeneity.

Fees: $450
Study Mode: Self paced/ Online
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Money Market
Main topics:
The financial system, interbank market & monetary policy, mathematics, deposit & debt securities, derivative instruments.

Fees: $250
Study Mode: Self paced/ Online
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Portfolio Theory & Financial Analysis
Main topics:
The development of finance, efficient capital markets, role of mean-variance efficiency, background to modern portfolio theory, mean-variance analysis, combined risk of two investments, correlation between two investments, mathematics of portfolio risk, risk minimisation & the two-asset portfolio, minimum variance of a two-asset portfolio, multi-asset portfolio, optimum portfolio, Tobin's theorem, CML & quantitative analysis, systematic & unsystematic risk, beta/ systemic risk & characteristic line, mathematical derivation of beta, security market line, CAPM assumptions, mathematical derivation of CAPM, relationship between CAPM & SML, capital budgeting & CAPM, estimation of project betas, capital gearing & beta factor, capital gearing & CAPM, Modigliani-Miller & CAPM, portfolio theory & CAPM, APT.

Fees: $250
Study Mode: Self paced/ Online
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Probability for Finance
Main topics:
Probability spaces & random variables, moments of a random variable, probability distribution in financial models, conditional expectations & limit theorems.

Fees: $250
Study Mode: Self paced/ Online
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Process and Activity-Based Costing
Main topics:
Process costing, equivalent units, cost allocation to completed units and units in process, activity-based costing.

Fees: $250
Study Mode: Self paced/ Online
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Reporting Techniques
Main topics:
Variable vs absorption costing, segment reporting, measures of residual income, concepts in allocating service department costs, leveraging the power of modern information systems.

Fees: $250
Study Mode: Self paced/ Online
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Stochastic Processes for Finance
Main topics:
Discrete-time stochastic processes, continuous-time stochastic processes, stochastic integral & Ito's lemma.

Fees: $250
Study Mode: Self paced/ Online
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Strategic Financial Management
Main topics:
Financial objectives & shareholder wealth, wealth creation & value added, investment & finance decision, decision structures & corporate governance, developing finance functions, principles of investment, markets & separation theorem, capital budgeting, IRR, capital budgeting & case for NPV, treatment of uncertainty, equity valuation & cost of capital, debt valuation & cost of capital, capital gearing & cost of capital.

Fees: $250
Study Mode: Self paced/ Online
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Tools for Enterprise Performance Evaluation
Main topics:
Responsibility accounting & management by exception, flexible budgets, standard costs, variance analysis, balanced scorecard approach to performance evaluation.

Fees: $250
Study Mode: Self paced/ Online
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Using Accounting Information
Main topics:
Special reporting situations, earnings per share, price earnings ratios, book value per share, dividend rates, objectives of financial reporting, qualitative characteristics of accounting, development of GAAP, key assumptions, global accounting issues, financial statement analysis, cash flows & the cash flow statement, operating/ investing & financial activities, non-cash investing & financial activities, direct approach to the statement of cash flows.

Fees: $250
Study Mode: Self paced/ Online
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Working capital & Strategic Debtor Management
Main topics:
Basics, objectives of working capital management, structure of working capital, accounting notion of solvency, liquidity & accounting profitability, financial interpretation, liquidity & turnover, working capital cycle, operating efficiency, real world considerations, credit related funds system, effective credit price, effective discount price, decision to discount, opportunity cost of capital rate, credit related fund system, development of theory, effective prices & creditor firm, alternative credit policies, working capital investment, corporate profitability, empirical evidence, late payment & case for legislation.

Fees: $250
Study Mode: Self paced/ Online
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Manage Budgets & Financial Plans
Main topics:
Access budget/financial plans, clarify budget/financial plans, negotiate any changes, prepare contingency plans, disseminate relevant details, provide support to team members, determine and access resources & systems, implement processes to monitor actual expenditure & to control costs, monitor expenditure & costs, reporting, analyse data & information on the effectiveness, implement and monitor agreed improvements.

Fees: $250
Study Mode: Self paced/ Online
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Manage Finances
Main topics:
Review & analyse previous financial data, review business plan, analyse cash flow trends, review statutory requirements for compliance and liabilities for tax, review existing software & its suitability for financial management, use previous financial data to determine allocations for resources, make informed estimates of new items for inclusion in budget, prepare budgets, manage risks, review P&L statements/ cash flows & ageing summaries, budget revisions, maintain audit trails, compliance, identify & prioritise significant issues, prepare recommendations, evaluation.

Fees: $250
Study Mode: Self paced/ Online
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Manage Payroll
Main topics:
Establish procedures to ensure confidentiality & security of payroll information, establish safety control measures, establish systems to ensure statutory obligations are met, use awards/ contracts & legislation to calculate gross pay & annual salaries, calculate deductions, check payroll & authorise salaries & wages, reconcile salaries, wages and deductions, process declaration forms, forward periodic deductions & payments to creditors & government authorities, prepare & reconcile group certificates.

Fees: $250
Study Mode: Self paced/ Online
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