Course Details

Finance for Non-Finance Managers


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Course Overview

Finance is an essential aspect of business that managers must understand in order to make informed decisions. This course is designed to provide non-finance managers with a fundamental understanding of finance and accounting principles, and how to use financial information to make strategic business decisions. The course covers the basics of financial statements, budgeting, forecasting, and financial analysis. Participants will also learn about key financial metrics and ratios, and how to interpret and analyze financial data. The course is delivered in a practical, hands-on format with real-world examples and case studies.

Content and Learning

This course will cover the following topic areas:

Unit 1: Introduction to Finance and Accounting Unit 2: Understanding Financial Statements Unit 3: Analyzing Financial Statements Unit 4: Budgeting and Forecasting Unit 5: Financial Analysis and Metrics Unit 6: Investment Appraisal Techniques Unit 7: Cash Management and Working Capital Unit 8: Corporate Finance and Capital Markets This course is ideal for: This course is ideal for non-finance managers who want to improve their financial literacy and decision-making skills. The program is also beneficial for professionals who work in finance-related areas, such as marketing, operations, or human resources, and need a basic understanding of finance to communicate with finance teams. The program is also suitable for entrepreneurs and business owners who want to better manage their finances and make informed financial decisions.


This program is designed for managers who do not have a finance or accounting background but who need to make financial decisions as part of their job. It is also suitable for professionals who want to expand their knowledge of finance and accounting. No prior knowledge of finance or accounting is required.}

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