Boost your career in business with this free online course

Having commercial awareness has never been more important to employers. ICAEW have teamed up with Leeds University Business School to deliver a free easy way to develop the skills that employers are demanding. 

• Do you want to understand how successful businesses really work?
• Do you need a way to demonstrate your commercial awareness to employers?
• Are you looking to gain the core skills that could give your career a headstart? 

In just four weeks of enjoyable online study you can do all this. You can study at your own pace, in your own time.

Watch this short video to find out just what ‘The importance of money in business’ could do for you. 

Learn from the business leaders

ICAEW and Leeds University Business School have brought together a team of experts from the biggest global brands to deliver this, free online course that will develop your understanding of exactly how money makes the business world go round.

The course allows you to gain unique insights into the commercial aspects of business, what’s more, it will help you to gain the skills that will set you apart.

Through video tutorials, animations, interviews, articles and online discussions this four week course gives you the lowdown on how the experts:

• Run their businesses.
• Grow their businesses.
• Create the culture and conditions essential for business success.

This is your chance to learn the secrets of success from Adidas, PwC, FitFlop, Save the Children, Tesco, M&S and leading directors from the public sector.

This online course starts on Monday 7 March 2016 and is absolutely free and open to anyone who wants to learn about how businesses really work.

To find out more – and enrol today – visit book your ticket to business success today. 

What will you take away from the course?

“Through the insights of the people who actually manage money within a wide variety of businesses you will gain the knowledge you need to understand how to develop the key skills for a successful career” Alice Shepherd (Senior Teaching Fellow in Accountancy & Finance, University of Leeds) 
This course is open to everyone. And it’s free to join.

If you have an interest in the role of money in creating successful businesses, then this course is for you.

If you want to develop your career by demonstrating your commercial awareness, then this course is for you.

If you are a student at school or college, an undergraduate at university or you are already working, then this course is for you!

This course is designed for to work around your busy lifestyle. The interactive learning couldn’t be easier and you can study at your own pace, whenever suits you, so it won’t interfere with your other commitments. 

But it will boost your confidence and help your CV stand out from the crowd.

“The benefits of doing this course will be to develop your broader skillset, make you more commercially aware and help further your career.” Gavin O'Dwyer (Talent Acquisition Manager, adidas) 

The course is free but the knowledge you will gain is invaluable. 

By the end of just four weeks you will be able to demonstrate:

• An appreciation of the impact of the cash flow on a business.
• Display an in-depth understanding of effective strategies for growing a business.
• Present your commercial awareness to potential employers.
• Add business skills and experience to your CV.
• Evidence of your appetite and motivation for success.

The free course starts on March 7 2016 so register your interest now at to boost your confidence and give yourself the edge.


What leading employers are saying about the course

There has never been an easier way to develop the skills that employers demand nor has there ever been a more effective way to expand your knowledge of how businesses actually work.

This is what the big names from the big brands are saying about the course:
“It’s a really, really good introduction to accountancy and finance and the world of business.” George Acquah (Senior Associate, PwC) 

“Go into it with open eyes, gain an understanding, absorb information and then you will be more educated as to the opportunities that are out there.” Judith Hunt, (Position?, adidas) 

“People that are committed to their continued learning and development are the type of people that we want to bring in to our business” Kathy Allison (Head of Human Resources, FitFlop) 

If you want to find out why this course has got business leaders so excited, visit today to give your career a brighter future.