About the Program
Have you ever been confused during meetings with finance partners? Have you been perplexed about why they make the decisions and the recommendations they do? Would you like to better understand financial statements, and/or project valuations? If so, you’re certainly not alone. Attending Finance for Non-Financial Managers can help you internalize the fundamental financial concepts and terminology that will help you communicate effectively with your financial partners as well as increase your ability to make value-added decisions for your firm.
During this three-day, interactive course, you will learn the basic principles of finance through stories, case studies, and a hands-on simulation. You will learn “how the math works”— but more importantly you will learn how and why these concepts are linked to decision making. In addition, you will build a set of skills that will help you productively engage in financial discussions as well as more confidently evaluate projects and proposals. You will return to work with an increased ability to add value in your role and an understanding of why so many managers who have taken this course have recommended it to their teams.
- Leaders who feel uncomfortable or hesitant during financial discussions
- Executives who make or contribute to decisions with significant financial implications
- Managers with profit-and-loss responsibility in marketing, operations, human resources, engineering, or other non-financial areas
- Professionals who would like to refresh their finance knowledge
- Enhance your ability to make value-added decisions
- Learn the fundamentals of finance, including key terms and concepts
- Discover how to read, understand, and interpret financial statements
- Partner and communicate more effectively with finance professionals
- Enable confidence to engage in budgeting and other financial discussions
- Learn to review project valuations more critically
- Enhance your ability to ask insightful questions about results as well as forecasts
- Understand the importance of cash flow to creating value