This module can be taken as a Short Course for Credit or a Standalone Short Course.

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The Defence Export Finance module aims to apply financial principles to the defence export environment from the perspective of both exporters and importers.

At a glance

  • Dates
    • 03 - 04 Jul 2023
  • DurationOne day
  • LocationCranfield campus
  • Cost

    Short Course for Credit fee - £1,840

    Standalone Short Course fee - £1,155

Course structure

Learning is based on a mixture of interactive lectures, case studies and syndicate exercises. This module will be delivered over two days. Active participation from the delegates is strongly encouraged particularly during the whole course in order to consolidate learning.

What you will learn

What you will learn

At the end of the module you will be able to:

  • Evaluate the management of public sector finance
  • Understand international trade
  • Evaluate the management of export sales
  • Analyse risks in international trade
  • Analyse the sources of export finance and the importance of carrying out due diligence

Core content

Core content

This module will cover the following topics:

  • Introduction to Defence Export Finance
  • Public finance
  • Financial ratio analysis
  • Interpreting financial accounts of defence department
  • Managing export sales
  • Dynamics of international trade
  • Risks in Defence exports
  • Defence export financing
  • Due diligence in exports

Upgrade to a professional qualification

When taken as a Short Course for Credit 10 credit points can be put towards the Defence and Security Export PgCert.

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Who should attend

Students must have successfully completed Introductory Studies and Legal, Ethical and Political Frameworks for Defence in order to take this as a Short Course for Credit  There are no prerequisites if taken as a Standalone Short Course.

Suitable for those seeking employment or career progression in public finance, managing export sales and the defence department.  Skills such as negotiations, offsets and trade compliance will prove attractive to employers seeking personnel in wider managerial fields, including contracts, commercial management as well strategic management.


Accommodation options and prices

Please contact us for information regarding accommodation.

Location and travel

Situated close to Milton Keynes and Bedford, the Cranfield campus is situated in Wharley End, very close to Cranfield village, and is about 10 minutes from the M1 motorway.  There is rail and road access to most major airports as well as coach and train stations. Cranfield campus also has its own airport for private executive business travel.

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Campus address

College Road
MK43 0AL

How to apply

To apply for this course please use the online application form.

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