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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.

Purpose of the course:

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.

Admission requirements:

Admission requirements: 
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 assessment criteria :

Course outcomes and the associated assessment criteria: 

Study Unit

Outcomes

Assessment Criteria

  After completion of this course, participants will: Participant will be assessed on the following criteria:
 
  • To demonstrate how the financial and business environments influence the wealth creation process in a business.
  • Be knowledgeable on financial risk and financial risk management; and
  • Be able to perform the basic risk assessment calculations.
  • Utilise financial environments information pertaining to financial risk and return issues to make an assessment of its impact on the business process.
  • Evaluate the influence of financial risk and risk management via volatility of returns on company and share value.
  • To do risk assessment calculations, explain the result and make suggestions to minimise company risk.

 

Assessment: 
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.

Additional information

Mode of delivery: 
Contact
Target group: 
Company managers from middle management and above more specifically focused on senior and executive management.
Contact us
Name: 
UCE
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Telephone number: 
018 285 2821