Non-formal education: a step towards improving hard skills

08.11.2023 | 21:06

Informal education, which is effectively implemented and applied in Ukraine thanks to the informatization of education, opens up new opportunities for student youth. Among its main advantages is access to large volumes of resources that can be used by students of higher education outside the classrooms; increasing the efficiency of assimilation of educational material; academic freedom (the applicant has the opportunity to independently choose the course, training, webinar he wants to attend/attend/study, methods, strategies, methods and means of education); improvement of hard and soft skills; building one’s own educational and professional trajectory. Informal education undoubtedly contributes to the formation of the key competence of higher education students – the ability to learn throughout life.

The students of the “Finance, Customs and Tax Affairs” educational program of the second (master’s) level of full-time and part-time forms of education demonstrated their desire to acquire new and improve existing professional skills and abilities necessary for self-realization and employment in the field of finance during the online course “Financial management”.

Within the study of the educational component “Financial Management” (teacher – Professor Yuliya Shushkova), students of the UFFM-11 groups – Barninets Rostyslav-Pavlo; UFFM-12 – Vladyslava Hnatiuk, Sofia Prokopchuk, Chernyavska Dzvenislava; UFFM-11 – Bohdana Kravchenko, Karina Mishchenko, Iryna Polovchak, Diana Foltovych and Sheremeta Lyubov successfully completed the online course on Ukraine’s largest educational platform Prometheus and received personal certificates.

During the course, students analyzed the financial condition of the famous companies Ford, Toyota and Honda, using specific examples and tasks to evaluate the profitability of the company, the value of money over time, the level of attractiveness of the investment project, calculated the break-even point, created their own business project, worked on formulas in Excel, and also passed test tasks on each of the presented topics.

Therefore, successful completion of the course is evidence that the students possess the basic hard skills for financial specialists, including knowledge of the methodology of compiling and analyzing financial statements; confident use of accounting programs (in particular, Excel), as well as knowledge of the basics of financial management. Congratulations and we wish you further success!