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Accounting Essentials

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Finance Essentials

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Maths Essentials

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Data Analysis Essentials

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What you will learn

  • Understand and apply mathematical and statistical principles underlying key quantitative concepts
  • Understand the fundamentals of Accounting and Finance
  • Fundamental analytical skills, including presenting and summarizing data and how to make data-based decisions
  • Quantitative methods that will help you in your career and in an MBA program should you choose to pursue one

Program Overview

Gain a solid foundation in essential quantitative and analytical skills to succeed as a business professional and prepare yourself to pursue an MBA.

In this Professional Certificate program, you will learn key quantitative and analytical skills needed to succeed as a business professional. In the era of big data, it is vital for business professionals to understand what the numbers say, whether it be analyzing financial reports or presenting data in an effective way.

The subjects covered in this program not only provide foundational business skills but also prepare you to further your business studies and pursue an MBA, where you can build upon these skills and gain theoretical and practical training at a graduate-level to better understand general business management functions.

Each course offers a personalised learning plan that highlights the areas you need to focus on to give you a competitive edge within your company or in an MBA program.

Guided by experts in the field, you will use real world examples, interactive exercises and the support of your peers to learn the fundamentals of:

  • Accounting
  • Finance
  • Maths
  • Data Analysis

This Professional Certificate program is targeted at:

  • Professionals preparing to or already working in a business environment who want to enhance their quantitative business skills.
  • Learners who are ready to embark on or considering an MBA program and want to identify and remove any gaps in their quantitative and analytical skills to ensure they are prepared to succeed in the program.

 

The “PreMBA Essentials for Professionals” Professional Certificate program will prepare you for success in an MBA at an institution such as Imperial Business School by helping you gain the fundamental skills you need to advance your studies. Imperial College Business School offers a world-class Global Online MBA program and we invite you to visit their website to learn more.

Courses in this program

1
Accounting Essentials

Course Details
An introduction to the financial and management accounting skills needed to succeed in both MBA study and in business.

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Finance Essentials

Course Details
Discover how to use fundamental finance tools in both management and MBA learning contexts and understand common financial situations faced in everyday life.

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Maths Essentials

Course Details
Discover and acquire the fundamental maths skills that you will need to use while studying an MBA program, from algebra to differentiation and geometric series.

4
Data Analysis Essentials

Course Details
Discover and acquire the quantitative data analysis skills that you will typically need to succeed on an MBA program. This course will cover the fundamentals of collecting, presenting, describing and making inferences from sets of data.

Meet your instructors

Robert Kosowski

Robert is Associate Professor in the Finance Group of Imperial College Business School, a research fellow at the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) and an associate member of the Oxford-Man Institute of Quantitative Finance at Oxford University. He is also on the editorial board of the Journal of Alternative Investments and a member of AIMA's research committee. Robert holds a BA (First Class Honours) and MA in Economics from Trinity College, Cambridge University, and an MSc in Economics and PhD from the London School of Economics.

Catarina Sismeiro

Dr. Catarina Sismeiro is an Associate Professor at Imperial College Business School where she teaches on the Full-Time and Executive MBA programs. Catarina’s research has been published in The Journal of Marketing Research, Management Science, and The International Journal of Research in Marketing and has won several awards. Previously she was an Assistant Professor at Marshall Business School, University of Southern California. She holds a PhD in Management from the Anderson School, UCLA, and a Licenciatura in Management from Faculdade de Economia do Porto (Portugal).

David Lefevre

David is the Director of the EdTech Lab at Imperial College Business School. He is also the course leader on the Business School’s Pre-study module in Maths. David holds an MSc in Computing Science and a PhD in the field of instructional systems from Imperial College London and, perhaps most importantly, a BSc in Mathematics from the University of East Anglia (UEA). David and his EdTech Lab team launched the Global Online MBA program in 2015 and have received awards along the way including a Gold award at the IMS Learning Impact awards in 2010 and an Effective Practice Award at the Sloan-C Blended Learning Conference in 2011.

Jeremy Fernando

Jeremy is a Senior Teaching Fellow, specialising in Financial and Management Accounting, and a Chartered Accountant. Previously he worked for the accounting firm Kidsons Impey; working for a variety of clients including Arsenal FC, L’Oreal, Nissan and the NHS. Jeremy has also taught at the University of London (Birkbeck College), City University, Kingston University, London School of Economics and Helsinki School of Economics. Jeremy received his BA in Accounting from the University of Kent, and later obtained his Post Graduate Certificate in Education.
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Duration

6 Months

Learning Partner

Imperial College London