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Rotterdam School of Management

Finance for Non-Financial Managers

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Jun 27—28
2 days
Rotterdam, Netherlands
EUR 2400 ≈USD 2698
EUR 1200 per day
Oct 3—4
2 days
Rotterdam, Netherlands
EUR 2400 ≈USD 2698
EUR 1200 per day
Nov 14—15
2 days
Rotterdam, Netherlands
EUR 2400 ≈USD 2698
EUR 1200 per day
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Are you a non-financial manager who feels daunted by discussions with finance professionals, and wants to quickly grasp the important aspects of finance? Dr Arjen Mulder, senior lecturer in corporate finance, will provide you with the tools and insights you need to effectively deal with these challenges and help you turn them into a business advantage.

Understand the financial impact of decisions

During Finance for Non-Financial Managers, you will acquire a strong grounding in the most widely used financial tools. In two days on campus – plus some online work prior to and after the course – you will learn about financial reporting in balance sheets, cash flow and income statements, and how these are used for decision-making, performance management, business improvements and valuation.

From November, RSM's Finance for Non-Financial Managers will include an individual assignment and a follow-up feedback session with your professor to discuss your progress.

Learning objectives

When you have completed this programme, you will be able to:

  • explain how the role of finance can influence the overall success of an organisation
  • understand the key tools used by financial specialists
  • assess the financial performance of your organisation
  • interpret and evaluate financial data with your newfound practical skills
  • understand how organisations have become global leaders by driving their operational excellence
  • utilise your new, practical skills to interpret and evaluate financial data.

Who should attend

This programme is suitable for all managers who wish to enhance their financial knowledge, including:

  • current and prospective non-financial managers
  • consultants with a non-financial background
  • lawyers exposed to finance in their legal practice.

Most participants hold a bachelor or master degree, and some have a PhD in a field unrelated to finance.


Arjen Mulder is an assistant professor of finance at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University. He earned his doctorate in business at Erasmus University. His teaching interests are focused in the area of corporate finance. He has taught a variety of courses at the executive level (MBA a...
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