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Operational Finance

If you’re a marketing, production, HR or other manager looking to develop an understanding of budgeting and financial strategy, our unique, immersive and entertaining Operational Finance online short course is made for you. Having a practical grip of finances is a key skill that can be applied across industries, as you’ll be able to interpret, analyse, forecast and plan important financial data that affects business.

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Know what to look for, where to find it, and how to analyse financial data

This unique and creative course unpacks the fundamentals of finance in an easily understandable and concise way over 10 weeks. It addresses one of the most essential management skills in a punchy, online format that helps new (and not-to-so-new) managers get to grips with critical principles of finance upon which successful businesses, projects and teams are built.

Build critical skills

This course is built to equip you with future-forward problem-solving skills that are in increasingly higher demand.

Learn from top talent

You’ll be taught by Service Design experts who understand the value this discipline brings to business.

Think outside the box

This course is ideal for people who want to put the customer at the centre of their solution strategy, and innovate processes.

Elevate your career

Be recognised with an industry centric Red & Yellow certificate, giving you a blend of theoretical knowledge and hands-on skills.

Red & Yellow courses are made to future-proof your career

Our courses are designed to accelerate opportunities and give a boost to your CV. Top businesses across industries recognise Red & Yellow graduates as having the practical skills and the theoretical background to hit the ground running with confidence and creative flair.

What you’ll learn:

  • Understand how to read, interpret and analyse financial data
  • Be able to forecast and ascertain financial health
  • Make strategic investment and business decisions
  • Understand the procedures and considerations in the budgeting process
  • Develop the ability to think critically and ask the right questions
  • Know how to avoid cognitive biases that all humans fall prey to

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Course curriculum:

Module 01

Introduction to Finance

Module 02

Financial Reports & Statements

Module 03

Interpretation & Analysis

Module 04

Forecasting & Planning

Meet your team:

This course was created by, and benefits from, our full-time lecturers’ years of experience in the field – both in lecturing and in industry. They know how to nurture talent and bring out the best in students, resulting in many award-wins over the years.

Carmen Schaefer

Head of Academics

Carmen began her career as a graphic designer in the fast-paced world of advertising. Since then she has been lucky enough to have been involved in the education of South Africa’s most talented young creatives for the past 20 years. She currently leads the academic team at Red & Yellow and is committed to growing Red & Yellow into the most creative business school in the world. She also authors the annual employability report.

“Thank you Team Red & Yellow for the knowledge. It’s only been a few months and I can see a difference in the way I think regarding advertising and marketing in the digital realm.”

Nadine Botes

Ogilvy – Senior Creative Specialist in Retail Marketing and Advertising