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Kelley School of Business

Finance for Non-Financial Managers

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Description

In this two-day course from the Kelley School of Business, you will learn how to use the methods of financial analysis to improve bottom line decision making.

Learn the language of finance and its tools and techniques to gain an understanding what drives the bottom line for your organization.

With a knowledge of finance terms and methods, you'll be able to understand how to measure and drive the performance of your organization more effectively. Using real-world examples from major corporations, you'll learn how to identify key value drivers and employ best practices in corporate finance to make value-enhancing investment decisions.

Make better decisions and maximize shareholder value.

Do you want to have a better understanding of the financial workings of your organization or business? This two-day course is designed to give managers, directors, executives, small business owners, and entrepreneurs the ability to read and deconstruct financial statements to assess firm performance and identify risks.

You also learn about how to measure financial performance and make value-enhancing decisions that will improve your organization's bottom line and deliver value for your shareholders.

Learning outcomes: what you'll take back to the office

In this two-day course, you will:

  • Understand the basics of financial statements
  • Learn to conduct a performance assessment using financial statements
  • Discover the difference between stock market and accounting metrics of performance
  • Evaluate capital investments
  • Understand the cost of capital, shareholder returns, and the time value of money
  • Estimate economic profits
  • Gain an understanding of Net Present Value (NPV) and Internal Rates of Return (IRR)

Who should attend

This course is useful for managers, directors, and executives who want to build financial acumen.

Small business owners and entrepreneurs who want to understand how investors assess value will also find this course beneficial.

Experts

Matthew T. Billett holds the Richard E. Jacobs Chair in Finance and is a Professor of Finance at the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University. He earned his PhD in finance from the University of Florida. Before becoming a professor, Billett was a financial economist for the Federal Deposi...
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