Aberdeen Business School

Finance and Risk

Short Course

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Finance and Risk
This course will provide participants with the theoretical underpinning and the analytical skills required to effectively evaluate the relationship between Firm, Risk and Financial Markets. Participants will explore business risk, financial risk, sustainable growth rate, risk profiling and estimation of company cost.

Finance and Risk will integrate elements of financial planning, risk management, control and monitoring. Participants will gain an understanding of the associated risks involved in scaling up business operations and will be equipped with the knowledge and skills required to assess whether any changes need to be made to financial planning, controls and other procedures in response to this anticipated growth. Participants will implement an action plan that addresses financial risk that may arise from the business in the pursuit of their strategic growth ambition. Participants will also explore alternative funding considerations and will be guided in how to access them.

This course has one study option
Mode of Attendance
Mode of Study
Start Date
Course Length
Mode of Attendance
  • On Campus
Mode of Study
  • Part Time
Start Date
November 2019
Course Length
16 hours of workshop delivery

On completion of this course, participants will have explored topics including:

  • Understanding of the relationship between cash flow and working capital management
  • Establishment of a comprehensive risk management process for the business
  • Understanding of the options for injecting additional funding into the business to support strategic growth
  • Understanding of the different forms of risk (business, market, credit and liquidity) faced by the business, how they change during expansion and how to manage them
  • Application of  financial planning, budget setting, management and control techniques and develop internal controls that are appropriate for a growing business

All Fit4Energy courses are energy-focused and delivered in partnership with industry.

Fit4Energy equips participants with energy sector-specific skills and knowledge to plan for implementing growth.  

The course has been developed with industry stakeholders and draws on energy sector insights, case studies and global best practice.

The course will be delivered through 3 workshops. These are designed to engage businesses and help to tackle the unique challenges and opportunities presented in global markets and product innovation. 
To facilitate this, RGU envisage small groups of participants for each course, which will allow time for each participant to discuss their business and circumstances. Each cohort will contain maximum number of 20 delegates.

For people in smaller businesses, this course will provide a grounding in areas that are critical during a scale up including cash flow management, working capital management, financial planning, budget setting and internal controls. 

For those in medium sized businesses, where these areas may already be familiar to many qualified and experienced accountants, the course will provide an opportunity to consider growth case studies and discuss practical challenges during scale ups with other course participants.

The elements of the course covering risk management processes and additional funding amounts, types, choices and access will be relevant to all those who have responsibility for finance and risk issues within the business. 

All our growth courses are recommended for those interested in successfully growing a business.Our courses are most appropriate for employees in SME’s with a growth ambition. However, they are also appropriate from employees of larger organisations who are seeking support in growing a subdivision of the company or who lead a team with a growth objective.
Individuals Learner or Employees

£500 per course

For other delivery formats please contact us to discuss your requirements: f4e@rgu.ac.uk

Fit4Energy Cohort 3

£3,700 per company for the minimum of eight courses. Each additional course, over and above the 8, will be charged at a rate of £465.


Pricing for the bespoke company packages is assessed on a case by case basis. This will be based on the number of delegates and the location for delivery. Contact us to discuss your requirements: f4e@rgu.ac.uk

Costs include all teaching materials, access to the RGU online portal and follow up support. 


Have a question about the course? Get in touch with the Fit4Energy team and we'll do our best to help.

Taking this course, you will have access to some of the world's best facilities. 

We've invested more than £100 million in the development of our campus, new facilities and new resources.

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