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About the Course

This MOOC identifies and explores a number of challenges to the finance professional arising from the ever changing business environment. Increasingly, financial decisions must take account of strategic consequences. The first module, Exploring Strategic Position, Choice and Action helps in doing that – setting a strategic context for planning for, monitoring and controlling projects and activities. An on-going set of challenges is found in the evolution of International Reporting Standards. The second module focuses on some recent changes in Standards, identifying the drivers for changes, and examining evolution in controversial areas such as leasing and goodwill. The third and final module, Corporate Governance, examines issues which are causing people to re-assess the nature, purpose and scope of corporate governance, and challenges to making governance function effectively. Key issues here are the move to include a broader range of stakeholders, the perennial challenge of agency theory issues, shareholder activism, changing Board structures, and challenges to internal control to better manage risk. This MOOC will be right for you if you are interested in engaging with some of the challenges facing finance professionals, even if you are not one yourself. If you are thinking about returning to study this will provide a taster of academic endeavours through reading articles, critiquing ideas, and blending theory with reality....

Top reviews

TF

Aug 24, 2020

This was very engaging and challenging at the same time. I learnt a lot about strategy, strategic choices, governance and stakeholders management. It is highly recommended!

KL

Dec 01, 2019

it matched the topic, keeping me up the change. learned new way of learning online. thanks to all help to my peers who helped me through to meet the deadlines.

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By Syed I A

Jun 02, 2020

The course is very comprehensive and manifesting. I thoroughly enjoyed attempting the assignments which required planning the answers, drafting and concluding what we grasped. The course certainly revises and clears our concepts in a succinct manner and I would recommend it for emerging finance professionals.

By Yong S C

Apr 22, 2019

This course is very relevant for accountant in business as the program focused mainly in strategic finance. I appreciate most the very details learning on the issues and concerns of corporate governance and the roles play by the key stakeholders to ensure good corporate governance.

By charles b

Jul 27, 2017

Very interactive and stimulating course .Good materials to read and engaging exercise with great peer review participation .

This is a must do course as it is well designed to wake up your creative process towards finance.

By Muhammad M J

Sep 11, 2019

Excellent course, topics are very good, fellow classmates are like minded people and submit some very good work for review which enhances the knowledge of the reviewer.

By Muhammad O A S

May 10, 2020

A challenging course which helps understand the steer of the key issues being faced in the corporate setting and the need for constant evolution and change.

By Imran S

Dec 05, 2017

The course is good and informative in terms of learning.

There is a little problem in getting the assignments verified if there are no reviewers left behind.

By Brighton J

Sep 21, 2020

Overally, this was a good course. Struggled a bit with the peer review as one had to beg other students to review assignments.

By Ying T

Nov 26, 2016

Good for a general understanding of the mainstream theories relating to business strategy and corporate governance.

By Anastasia S

Jun 02, 2020

Interesting course. However, the study load it not 5-6 hours a week, but sometimes a bit more.

By Martin J

Jun 10, 2016

Good refresh of managerial knowledge, especially if combined with my practical experience, thx

By Huimin T

May 21, 2016

The course is well-developed to cover key issues that are brought about changes in the

By Daniel H

Nov 06, 2018

Very good course to refresh current issues in finance with a strategic focus

By nawaf m

Jul 22, 2020

The course is good and information in terms of learning.

By Nishana N M

Dec 01, 2019

It was very well planned and really helpful.

By YU S M J

Aug 31, 2016

comprehensive yet a bit too easy

By Che W V Y

May 27, 2020

comprehensive and challenging

By John K T

May 16, 2019

Great Insight on the course .

By nik m a a b n a

Dec 11, 2018

A practical refresher course

By Leticia G G

Jun 13, 2016

Great and interesting

By Zahid R

Jun 27, 2017

excellent course

By Stephen O

Mar 10, 2016

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By LO S M

Apr 23, 2016

Grading system of peer review i

By Stephen K

Sep 04, 2016

Videos are too short

By Sajjad H S

Oct 14, 2020

The course caption is misleading. It is only very briefly touching upon the topic of issue for finance professionals.

By Shan - B S

Dec 14, 2018

Well the objective and the subject matter of the course is good. However the way its structured and certain content are not up to expectations, being the course is offered by a reputed institution.

Specifically, wish to point on the following as constructive feedback:

Some of the links of th reference materials doesn't work and remain unresolved despite the issue being raised in discussion forums

The assignments are interactive with peer review, having said that, the onus of getting the assignment peer reviewed lies with the student, which I would expect should be done by course coordinators, given getting the assignments peer reviewed is one fo the criteria for the completion of the course.

The help center is not really helpful in terms of reachability and response. Probably more avenue to reach out to the help center for technical issues could be available such as simple, hotline, email, etc.

The discussion forums are a great options to debate on the subject matters, however seems currently there is no option to reach out to a member personally to clarify on comments if any. Probably an area for development.

Not willing to provide a high rating given my expectations were high being enrolling for a course from a reputable institution.