Coventry University program

Financial and Asset Management

Understand and apply accounting and financial principles using financial information to analyse problems and business performance.

This program is part of the MSc Construction Project and Cost Management and MSc Construction Management with BIM degrees offered by Coventry University

Develop the ability to apply financial methods for decision-making in industry

This program will give you an overview of accounting conventions.

You will understand how to appraise the financial performance of construction firms through the use of ratio analysis to appraise profitability, liquidity, efficiency and risk.

You will explore the role DFC techniques play in investment decisions and evaluate a range of budgetary techniques used to control the performance of construction firms.


5 courses

Delivered by expert academics

Coventry secured 5 QS Stars for Teaching and Online Learning in the QS World University Ranking 2020 and has received No. 1 in the world for Massive Open Online Courses in MoocLab’s World University Ranking 2021.

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

  • Coventry University

Who will you learn with?

Senior Lecturer Quantity Surveying/Project Management
Course Director BSc (HON) Quantity Surveying/Commercial Management
Faculty of Engineering & Computing Coventry University

Learning outcomes

On completion of this program, you should be able to:

  • Evaluate basic accounting conventions and principles which guide the preparation of financial statements.

  • Appraise financial performance (profit and loss account; balance sheet) of construction firms.

  • Evaluate Discounted Cash Flow (DCF) techniques to asset management and appraise construction investment decisions.

  • Evaluate budgetary techniques to control and analyse performance of construction firms.

  • Appraise cost, volume, profit techniques in the analysis of construction firms.

  • Evaluate cost control and earned value analysis for a simple construction project.

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