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University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business

Finance for Non-Financial Managers

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About the course

A practical, accessible introduction to accounting and finance. The Finance for Non-Financial Managers programme at the GSB is a participative, four-day finance course that is designed for non-financial managers who want to learn more about how finance works in business. Through case-studies and group learning, delegates will gain the tools to analyse and understand the financial performance of their organisation, as well as the confidence to participate in financial conversations and planning - crucial to organisational success.

Is this course for me?

If you are a team leader, an entrepreneur, manager or engineer working in any area of the business and you want to learn more about how the numbers work, this short finance course offers immense value. This finance course is ideal for beginners and no prior exposure to accounting or finance is necessary.

Key take-outs

  • Learn the language of accounting and finance.
  • Be able to read and interpret an organisation’s financial statements and explore their limitations.
  • Gain insight into key measures of financial performance.
  • Learn to identify problems and inefficiencies at work.
  • Get to grips with analysing cost behaviour and financial performance and contribute to improving the financial performance of your organisation.
  • Participate in creating a financial plan.
  • Gain invaluable knowledge and confidence in how business works.
  • Be able to engage confidently with financial professionals.

Who should attend

If you are a team leader, an entrepreneur, manager or engineer working in any area of the business and you want to learn more about how the numbers work, this short finance course offers immense value. This finance course is ideal for beginners and no prior exposure to accounting or finance is necessary.

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Jacqui Kew

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...

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Mark Graham

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...

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