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Finance for Non-Financial Managers

Designed specifically for individuals without a finance degree and/or ‘financial language’ experience, our course will help you to better understand and confidently discuss the financial strategies of your organization. We’ll demonstrate how managers in virtually any profession can use financial statements to work smarter and more efficiently. You’ll apply newly-learned financial concepts in real time as you identify the roles of balance sheets and income/cash flow statements while ascertaining the fiscal health of your organization. Students will design a simulated new business, and we’ll practice utilizing financial information in order to make better business decisions and boost profits.

After this class, you will be able to:

  • Use the language of finance with confidence
  • Identify the role of the three basic financial documents used in businesses: balance sheet, income statement and statement of cash flows
  • Identify whether an organization is financially healthy
  • Brainstorm strategies for boosting profits by using financial information
  • Use financial information to make better business decisions