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Financial Strategy

My Distance Learning College


This course builds directly on the Finance and Accounting Foundation Course.

Topics in accounting usually have a fairly clearly defined answer.

There are techniques available to generate a solution, often in the form of an accounting statement. However, accounting, especially financial accounting, tends to be historic in outlook (i.e. backward-looking), focusing on reporting and analyzing past behavior and performance.

The perspective of finance is rather different. Finance focuses on recommending appropriate financial policies designed to optimize the interest of the owners of the firm. Because none of us can predict the future, our policy recommendations are often hedged in with uncertainty.

Topics covered include:

  • Introductory Issues and Concepts
  • Introductory Issues and Concepts
  • Investment Decisions
  • Financing Decisions
  • Required Return on Investment
  • Delivering Value


On completion of your course, you will receive two qualifications:

Financial Strategy Diploma

Financial Strategy Diploma issued by My Distance Learning College, entitling you to use the letters SAC Dip after your name.

NCFE Level 4 Financial Strategy Award

This Course leads to an NCFE Level 4 Award Certificate for successful learners. That means that it is independently accredited at a level of learning equivalent to level 4 on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) for England, Wales and Northern Ireland (in which case GCSE's are at levels 1 and 2 and A Levels are at level 3). In accrediting the program at level 4, NCFE attests that its learning outcomes are at an equivalent level to a level 4 national qualification.

This award has been designed by My Distance Learning College to meet specific learners' or employers' requirements. Accreditation by NCFE is a guarantee of quality. It means that this learning program has been scrutinized and approved by an independent panel of experienced educational professionals and is quality audited biannually by NCFE.


After each lesson there will be a question paper, which needs to be completed and submitted to your personal tutor for marking. This method of continual assessment ensures that your personal tutor can consistently monitor your progress and provide you with assistance throughout the duration of the course.

course quick facts
course code DED9018
cost $515.00
estimated time to
complete course
24 Hours
course materials
365 Days