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Coventry University

An Introduction to Financial Management in Construction

Coventry University via FutureLearn

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Understand the need for financial management in the construction industry

Which projects should a firm or individual invest their money in? How can you find out a company’s profit at the end of the year? How should this investment be financed? How can you tell how healthy a company is?

This course introduces you to the key concepts of financial management and will prepare you for more advanced study of managing finance. You will be encouraged to develop a critical understanding of the key financial questions which are faced by directors, construction and project managers of firms.

This course is for people working in or studying the built environment. This might be students, recent graduates or construction professionals engaged in construction cost and project management, civil and structural engineering, architectural technology, surveying and building services engineering.

Please note that the staff described in the ‘Who will you learn with?’ section below may be subject to change.


  • Financial Management
    • Getting started
    • Defining financial management
    • Keeping track of project finances
    • Objectives of financial management
    • Summary and reflection
  • Rules and Regulations
    • Welcome back
    • Accounting in the construction industry
    • Accounting rules and regulations
    • Closing thoughts

Taught by

Nirooja Thurairajah


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