Finance for Non-Financial Managers

Carlson School of Management

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  • 3 days
  • in person

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Who should attend

  • Executives who make or contribute to decisions with significant financial implications
  • Managers with profit-and-loss responsibility in marketing, operations, human resources, engineering, or other non-financial areas
  • Individuals who do not have a background in finance
  • Leaders who need to refresh their finance knowledge

About the course

Learn critical financial fundamentals to confidently communicate with finance partners and understand how to analyze and evaluate financial decisions.

Mastering core financial fundamentals is essential to every role across an organization. In this fast-paced class, you will learn to analyze and evaluate financial decisions that contribute to your company’s value.

Finance for Non-Financial Managers provides professionals who have limited financial experience or education a financial perspective to empower them to operate in their organizations more effectively.Through lively discussions, case studies, and a simulation, you will develop a strong fundamental understanding of finance. You will gain a detailed understanding of budgeting, cash flow, and metrics of financial health to help you make more effective business decisions regardless of your role.

Key Benefits

  • Read, understand, and interpret financial statements
  • Make decisions using capital budgeting
  • Identify the business impact of changes in cash flow
  • Apply value creation principles
  • Understand financial metrics used by stakeholders to evaluate the health of the organization

Key Benefits

  • Read, understand and interpret financial statements
  • Make decisions using capital budgeting
  • Identify the business impact of changes in cash flow
  • Apply value creation principles
  • Understand financial metrics used by stakeholders to evaluate the health of the organization

COURSE OVERVIEW

DAY 1

  • Why Capital Markets Matter / Learn how investors and firms interact. Understand the importance of cash flow. Gain insight into the investor view of valuation and risk.

  • Financial Simulation / Compete in teams during a simulation that will reveal the strengths and the limitations of information drawn from financial statements. Understand the difference between accounting and cash flow and how that impacts business.

DAY 2

  • Cash Flows and Projections / Build on topics introduced during simulation and develop a more nuanced view of cash flow. Learn metrics and acquire tools for understanding how firms generate cash flow and how different business areas use cash and generate cash.

DAY 3

  • Case Studies / Understand finance in real-world, situation-specific business contexts. Continue to develop an understanding of how finance impacts all areas of an organization.

  • The C-Suite Perspective / Gain real-world context and an industry perspective.

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Rick Nelson

Education BS 1980 Finance University of Minnesota MBA 1987 Finance University of Minnesota Expertise Teaching faculty member not active in research Rick Nelson is a Senior Lecturer in Finance and Director of Undergraduate Finance Programs, Department of Finance, Carlson School of Management, ...

John Molloy

John Molloy has been Finance Faculty member of the year, responsible for introductory finance courses at the Carlson School. John has worked in a variety of roles ranging from federal examiner, internal auditor to strategic planning and financial analyst. His corporate experience, working in acco...

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