Short Learning Programme
Financial Risk and Return Trade-off
A great need exists in the uncertain economic market about investing your money safely with the highest return. In the investing world, the dictionary definition of risk is the chance that an investment's actual return will be different than expected. Technically, this is measured in statistics by the standard deviation. Risk means you have the possibility of losing some, or even all, of our original investment. Determining what risk level is most appropriate for you isn't an easy question to answer. Risk tolerance differs from person to person. Your decision will depend on your goals, income, and personal situation, among other factors.
Participants will be able to demonstrate how the financial and business environments influence the wealth creation process in a business. They will gain knowledge regarding financial risk and financial risk management and will be able to perform the basic risk assessment calculations.
5+ Years working experience with the financial type of issues, tertiary education in commerce preferably with exposure to financial accounting, management accounting, economics, mathematics, and statistics.
Learning assumed to be in place:
Basic understanding (NQF levels 5 and 6) of financial accounting, management accounting, economics, mathematics, statistics and time value of money. Matriculation status or equivalent NQF 4 is a requirement.
Course outcomes and the associated assessment criteria:
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To pass the programme, a participant has to obtain a mark of 50% (or more).
Method of assessment:
Learning objectives will be accomplished through the following mix of methods and activities: self-tuition, analysis and discussion of actual cases (case studies); in-class individual and group assignments and exercises; lecturer presentations and company-specific problem solutions.
Mode of delivery:
Company managers from middle management and above more specifically focused on senior and executive management.