Indian Institute of Management Bangalore

Finance for Decision Making – for Non-Finance Managers

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About the course

Successful managers know that their decisions affect the profitability of the company, but are often puzzled by the numbers they deal with. The programme Finance for Decision making for Non-Finance Managers empowers the non-finance manager with an understanding of the numbers. The programme provides the mangers with a comprehensive working knowledge of critical financial principles in an easy to follow manner that will help them to make better decisions in their organization. At the end of the course the participants will be able to communicate finance related matters more effectively, understand the performance metrics of the organization, read and use company reports and comprehend other managerial accounting aspects. The Participants learn to interpret crucial financial data in ways that enable them to improve their effectiveness and make a more productive corporate contribution for value creation.


  • Understanding and Interpreting Financial Statements
  • Working Capital Management
  • Capital Budgeting and Financing
  • Overview of the Indian Financial Markets
  • Cost Management
  • Recent Advances in Finance


  • To help the participants develop a comprehensive understating of information in the financial reports
  • To analyse and interpret financial reports
  • To use financial information for day to day decision making
  • To understand the impact of various decisions on company’s performance

Who should attend

This programme is designed for heads of divisions/functions, middle level managers and mangers, who are new to the concepts of finance or those who wish to update their knowledge on basic finance and accounts.

Trust the experts

Padmini Srinivasan

Padmini Srinivasan has varied professional interests in teaching, research and consulting in the areas of Financial Reporting, Management Accounting, Corporate Governance and accountability. Prior to joining IIMB, she worked in the industry for more than 14 years in various positions in Tre...


Course reviews

Operations Executive from India 2016

Course quality: very good
Instructors: good
Other (e.g. materials, infrastructure): very good
Primary takeaway: How to manage finances of a company and to understand various monitoring parameters
Things to improve: More practical approach

Executive from India 2019

Course quality: very good
Instructors: good
Other (e.g. materials, infrastructure): very good
Industry:information technology

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