The Essentials of Finance: A Manager's Guide

This two-day program is designed for those in decision-making roles and those who seek to improve their understanding of finance. This program is available as part of our Executive Certificate in Management and Leadership or our Executive Certificate in Project Management.

Program Overview

As a non-financial manager, you are responsible for regularly making decisions that affect your company’s financial performance. Understanding the financial implications of those decisions can have a dramatic effect on the bottom line, benefitting not just your team, business unit, and organization, but also your career. 

This program provides the knowledge you need to understand how the outcomes of operating decisions affect your organization’s finances. Using real financial reports and hands-on exercises, you will learn how to better interpret financial reports, performance metrics, and analytical techniques. This program will also provide a foundational understanding of the language of finance and accounting. You will come away better able to present financial results, execute performance comparisons, allocate resources, budget expenses, and contribute to discussions with finance professionals. 

Impact & Benefits

  • Understand, analyze, and integrate financial information into everyday business decisions
  • Implement strategic plans, operating budgets, and financial forecasts
  • Use corporate investment valuation techniques to assess capital investment decisions, including new products and acquisitions
  • Communicate and collaborate more effectively with financial professionals
  • Assess the financial position of suppliers, customers, and competitors
  • Pursue growth through strategies such as mergers and acquisitions and joint ventures 

Who Should Attend?

  • Current and future company leaders in decision-making roles
  • Leaders who have been identified as high-potentials
  • Individuals who seek to improve their understanding of finance

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