This course is available as both a Standalone Short Course and Short Course for Credit.
Please go to the 'Upgrade to a professional qualification' section for more information.

During this course you will learn how to apply financial and economic principles to the security context, critically evaluating their contribution to the management of resources in the global security environment.

At a glance

  • Dates
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  • LocationOnline
  • CostShort Course for Credit fee - £860
    Standalone Short Course fee - £1,490

What you will learn

On successful completion of this module you should be able to:

  • Develop an understanding of the principal theoretical and practical issues influencing change processes, especially the allocation of scarce security resources within the security sector, between the security and civil sectors, and across the international security community.
  • Build an appreciation of the underlying financial and economic drivers underpinning cultural, ethical and governance considerations in the global security context.
  • Employ financial skills to act as an informed customer in financial dealings with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Employ the skills and knowledge when researching appropriate government and commercial policies in such fields as exports, defence-industrial investment, technology transfer, arms production collaboration and European/US defence-related corporate mergers and acquisition.
  • Learn and evaluate the important role of leadership in securing financial and economic security.

Core content

The course will cover the following topics:

  • Financial security in the Management of security
  • Economic Security
  • Defence v Development
  • Financial monitoring and reporting of development
  • Analysing and Interpreting Financial Statements
  • Cost Behaviours
  • Effective Budgeting Framework
  • Capital Budgeting System
  • Public Private Partnerships and Value for Money
  • Accruals Accounting and Accountability
  • Prosperity, not just profit
  • International dimensions of security

Upgrade to a professional qualification

After successful completion of this Short Course for Credit, 10 credit points can be put towards the Leadership and Security Pathway of the Defence and Security Programme (Leadership and Management) MSc


How to apply

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

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