This course addresses the, often complex, requirements involved in financing acquisition. Overall this course equips you with the requisite skills to engage effectively with the financial function at the strategic and operational level. Read more Read less

Delivered at a level for non-accountants, providing both a strategic and working comprehension of why and how various finance practice is undertaken and to what extent the various motives of the private and public sector organisations influence decisions and reporting of accounts.

At a glance

  • Dates
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  • Duration5 days
  • LocationCranfield University at Shrivenham
  • Cost£1,750

Course structure

Lectures, exercises, discussion and group presentations

What you will learn

Finance is central to all private and public sector activity. Knowledge of the way organisations plan, control and report their financial and cost activity is critical to the effective management of most other functions.

Core content

  • Introduction to the Working Capital Cycle
  • Financial Statements
  • Cost Accounting
  • Management Accounting
  • MOD Resource Management.

Who should attend

Civilians and military staff from all functions and activities within a Department of State or engaged in military activity within the private sector who wish to understand motivations and drivers of public sector finance.


Dr Irfan Ansari

Location and travel

Cranfield Defence and Security (CDS) is a Cranfield School based at the Ministry of Defence establishment on the Oxfordshire/Wiltshire borders.

Shrivenham itself lies in the picturesque Vale of the White Horse, close to the M4 motorway which links London and South Wales. It is 7 miles from Swindon, the nearest town, which lies off the M4 at the hub of Britain’s motorway network.

Bath, Cheltenham, Bristol and Oxford are all within an hour’s drive and London less than two hours away by car.

All visitors must be pre-booked in at reception by the person they are visiting on the campus.

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How to apply

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

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