Who should attend
Managers who do not work in finance but are looking to better understand financial terminology and concepts so that they can confidently make meaningful contributions to strategic financial decisions.
About the course
Learn what you need to know about core financial concepts to contribute to strategic decisions within your organization confidently and effectively.
This program helps you to understand company accounts and build their confidence in financial matters so they can participate in discussions about the financial impact of strategic decisions. Participants will explore financial topics in three different parts: key financial statements, long-term decisions, and short-term decisions. One-on-one financial coaching sessions are built into the program so that you have a chance to receive tailored guidance and coaching as they apply what they have learned to a specific financial issue within their organization. By doing so, you can enhance their understanding of accounts managed internally or accounts published externally.
More about the program
The Finance for Non-Financial Managers program integrates important information that participants can refer to during and after the program. For the Blended version of this program, participants have access to a financial toolkit and an online financial database with information and metrics covering thousands of organizations. In the Online Self-Study program, participants can access content such as quizzes and reviews whenever or wherever it suits them.
What you will learn
- A better understanding of financial concepts, terminology, and metrics
- Increased confidence in analyzing and interpreting financial information
- Improved appreciation of how strategic decisions impact their organization’s financial performance
- Greater awareness of the key financial drivers of performance and value in organizations
In the self-paced Open Programs, learners make their way through the course material on their own, completing assignments as it suits their schedules. Live virtual sessions create opportunities to engage with program participants and benefit from personalized mentoring sessions with faculty, engage in high-impact group discussions, and build a valuable cross-industry network.
Support when you need it
At every stage of the course, learners can get in touch with their professors or members from their cohort. Though the program is self-paced, participants are never alone, and they are encouraged to make connections with others to explore the course material from a variety of perspectives.
Steve Seymour teaches finance on a variety of Ashridge custom and open programmes. Steve teaches and consults with a range of organisations internationally including CRH, Fenner, JTI, OMV, Philips, and Sinopec. Steve joined Ashridge from PowerGen (now e.on), where he was CFO for one of the compa...
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Because of COVID-19, many providers are cancelling or postponing in-person programs or providing online participation options.
We are happy to help you find a suitable online alternative.