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The College of Business and Economics

Finance for Nonfinancial Managers

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Description

Finance and accounting are the tools that are fundamental to making management decisions. This program provides the knowledge necessary to evaluate financial performance and to understand how the economic outcomes of operating decisions effect the organization’s financial statements. Participants develop or improve their understanding of financial statements, performance metrics, and analytical techniques to effectively evaluate their business, establish performance standards, and collaborate using a common financial language. These practices are extended to assess the financial position of suppliers, customers, and competitors. In addition, the participant will learn techniques to evaluate and value investments in a new product, capital project, or acquisition.

IMPACT & BENEFITS

These practices are extended to assess the financial position of suppliers, customers, and competitors.

  • Develop or improve their understanding of financial statements, performance metrics, and analytical techniques to effectively evaluate their business, establish performance standards, and collaborate using a common financial language
  • Communicate and collaborate more effectively with finance professionals
  • Learn corporate investment valuation techniques to assess capital investment decisions including new products and acquisitions
  • Discuss appropriate investment rates of return
  • Increase comprehension of current performance measurement and analytical techniques using financial performance metrics
  • Understand how the economic outcomes of operating decisions are reflected in the organization’s financial report

Who should attend

This program is designed for company managers and leaders in decision making roles who want to improve their understanding of finance.

Experts

Professor Weaver joined the full-time faculty at Lehigh in January 1998. He held the position of Director MBA and Professional Education (2003-2005) and the John C. Swartley ’24 Professorship (2004-2005 and 2012-2013). Prior to 1998, Dr. Weaver was the Lauer Adjunct Professor of Finance at Lehigh...
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