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.
Who should attend
You will benefit from this course if you are:
- A manager
- A team leader
- An entrepreneur
- The course is ideal for finance beginners as no prior exposure to accounting or finance is necessary.
About the course
Understand the numbers. Learn the language of accounting and finance
The UCT GSB Finance for Non-financial Managers is a four-day course offering a practical, accessible introduction to accounting and finance. No prior exposure to accounting or finance is necessary. You will gain financial literacy and be able to participate in financial conversations and planning with confidence.
Back to basics
Today, everyone in business needs financial literacy. No matter what aspect of business you are in, a solid grasp of the finance basics will help you understand – and improve – the financial health of your organisation.
The Finance for Non-financial Managers course at the UCT GSB is designed for people with little or no financial training who want to learn more about understanding the numbers and how to participate more fully in financial planning and decisions. This four-day course is practical, accessible and interactive. You will gain basic financial acumen through case-studies and leave with the tools to understand financial statements and engage with finance professionals.
The UCT GSB is internationally recognised and one of less than 100 business schools in the world to be triple-crown accredited. Take advantage of our world-class faculty and more than five decades of business education experience.
What will I Gain from this Course?
Graduates of the Finance for Non-financial Managers course will be able to:
- Read and interpret an organisation's financial statements
- Understand the key measures of financial performance
- Identify problems and inefficiencies
- Analyse cost behaviour and financial performance and contribute to improving the financial performance of the organisation
- Participate in creating a financial plan and establishing its feasibility
- Improve their knowledge and confidence in how business works
- Engage confidently with financial professionals
Jacqui is an Associate Professor in the College of Accounting at the University of Cape Town where she specialises in financial accounting to undergraduate students. She presents training courses for corporate clients such as Old Mutual, BP and Vodacom and dabbles in research relating to entrepre...
Mark Graham is an Associate Professor at UCT’s Graduate School of Business. He is a former Head of the College of Accounting at the University of Cape Town where he still convenes the M.Com specialising in Financial Reporting, Analysis and Governance. He teaches on the MBA, EMBA and various Execu...
Michael is a Lecturer in the College of Accounting at the University of Cape Town and is the course convenor of the postgraduate corporate governance course. Michael also teachers on the MBA at UCT as well as on various Executive Education Courses.