Assessing Financial Health

Key Information

Programme Type



6-week Online Delivery


5 Master's Credits



Next Start Date

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Course Overview

This online microcredential aims to provide an outline of the key financial ratios used in association with external financial reports. These will include profitability ratios, liquidity ratios, gearing and investor ratios, and efficiency ratios. Students will be required to investigate trends in financial statements published by organisations and to interpret these to make an assessment of the financial health of an organisation, along with some basic recommendations for improving the financial health of an organisation.

Why Choose Lincoln

Flexible, online delivery

Completed over 6 weeks

5 Master's-level credits

Developed by experts at Lincoln International Business School

Covers key financial ratios used in association with external financial reports

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How You Study

Students will work in a virtual learning environment, engaging with independent study materials such as videos and reading content, and have opportunities to test their understanding.

Upon completion of the programme, students are expected to be able to examine the main methods of assessing the financial health of an organisation from financial data, identify and assess trends in financial data in relation to the financial health of organisations; outline appropriate solutions or remedies for financial problems or issues identified from financial data; and evaluate the likely success of the solutions or remedies in improving financial health.

The main topics covered on this course include:

- The role and purpose of financial statements
- Understanding and interpreting profitability ratios
- Liquidity and gearing ratios
- Efficiency ratios
- Interpreting financial statements in relation to assessing the financial health of an organisation
- Solutions and recommendations to improve financial health.

How you are assessed

The types of assessment used will range from written assignments, reports, and reflective journals, which provide an opportunity to demonstrate learning. Specific guidance will be provided by the teaching team. All assessments will be subject to specific referencing and citation requirements, and University regulations relating to assessment, submission, and resits.

Upon successful completion, students will receive a digital badge and certificate of completion, and five Master's credits.

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Combining Courses

Students who successfully complete three microcredential programmes from the same subject category may use this as Accreditation of Prior Learning against a module on our MBA Leadership programme. For more information, please contact us.

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