Certificate in Finance for Non-Financial Managers


The Finance for Non-Financial Managers certificate empowers learners to more effectively communicate with accounts and finance professionals and to better understand the financial aspects of business decisions. It is generally agreed in business that financial skills are indispensable for the success of businesses and individuals, thus it becomes imperative that these skills and financial knowledge must be a prerequisite for everyone who is involved in the financial growth and proper management of the organization.

Financial knowledge and skills produces quality decisions that maximize stakeholder’s value and contributes towards financial stability and growth in organizations. This programme provides cross functional knowledge and grounding on the most recent trends in financial reporting to non-financial executives in a pragmatic manner. The lack of basic fiscal and financial management knowledge have been identified as a major source of inefficiencies and wasteful expenditure in Botswana and this course will go a long way towards helping in solving this problem by developing and transferring skills to non-financial managers in our country.  

Who should take the course?

Taking the Certificate Course will confer extended advantages to all candidates who arecurrently employed within an executive non-finance role and members of the legal and other professions. Non-financial Executives

Operations personnel
Board of directors
General Managers of small and medium enterprises.

Course Structure

The programme is studied on a part-time basis flexi-mode enabling learners to upgrade their skills while working and applying them on a hop-along basis. The modules in the programme have particular importance in continuing professional development and facilitate accreditation of prior experience. The programme will be offered in Gaborone and Francistown Campuses in the evenings, weekends and block release. Participants are expected from the private sector, public sector and, NGOs. The course is made up of 5 modules taken over six months either on a block release basis or part time.

Course Duration

Students should expect to complete this course within 6 months. There is an intake in late January and late July each year. Applications for the January intake open from 1st October and for the July intake from 1st March.

Application Procedure

Complete the Application form
Attach your certified copies of academic transcripts and certificates


1.This course is open entry but it is highly recommended that candidates enrolling in this course should have completed a tertiary qualification.
2.This course would be highly advantageous to those currently employed in middle to senior management in non-financial roles, and entrepreneurs.
3.The course duration is six months.

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