Finance for Non-financial Managers

This two-day course helps participants learn basic financial principles and apply them in a real-world context. The first day is devoted to understanding financial statements and analysis; the second day focuses on the links between strategy and finance. This experiential program relies upon the use of Microsoft Excel; participants are assumed to have a working knowledge of this software.

  • Program Dates: December 2-3, 2014; June 9-10, 2015
  • Price: $1,995 per person

Program Overview

  • Learn basic financial principles and apply them in a real-world context
  • Understand financial statements and analysis
  • Explore the linkage between strategy and finance
  • Develop an ability to use financial techniques to guide decision-making.

Goizueta Learning in Action™

  • Financial Statement Analysis - Identify the Industry
  • It's in the Numbers!
  • It's My Money!
  • Calculating WACC
  • The Discounted Cash Flow

Learning Objectives

After completing Finance for Non-financial Managers, you will have the ability to:

  • Understand the language associated with finance
  • Read and Assess financial statements
  • Understand basic financial terms and analysis techniques
  • Recognize the link between organizational strategy and financial objectives
  • Use "the numbers" to your best advantage to make more informed decisions

Who Should Attend

Finance for the Non-financial Manager is appropriate for leaders with limited knowledge and/or experience with finance who are currently, or who will be, functioning in non-financial areas and need to enhance their financial acumen. Participants should have working knowledge of Microsoft Excel and understand basic financial calculations.

Content Experts

Finance for the Non-financial Manager is taught by Goizueta Faculty member Tom Smith.