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Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management

Making Successful Investment Decisions: Module 2 of the Finance for Non-Financial Managers

Finance for Non-Financial Managers - Why you should enroll?
Mar 13—14, 2020
2 days
Brussels, Belgium
EUR 1400 ≈USD 1553
EUR 700 per day

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Understand, analyse and appreciate the value created by a project deploying the maximum amount of available information, regarding the investments to be made.


  • Accounting for the time value of money
  • Understand the basis of valuation of financial assets, projects and companies
  • Understanding investment decision rules and criteria (payback, internal rate of return, net present value etc.)
  • Understanding and avoiding traditional investment decision mistakes
  • Selecting among different financing proposals: how best to use investment decision rules and criteria
  • Choosing among different project opportunities when faced with constraints on financial resources
  • Understanding what your minimum return should be, either for your company projects or personal investment.

Who should attend

This programme is designed for professionals of various types (top management, heads of SMEs and micro-businesses, managers and employees) from all sectors of the economy. It will enable you to improve your understanding of the impact your decisions will have on the financial health of your professional activity, project or company, and simultaneously raise your efficiency as a manager.

Key admissions criteria

  • A university-level diploma or equivalent professional experience
  • Proof of motivation and a professional need to take the programme
  • English proficiency (language certificate or proof of studies/work experience in English)
  • Master the basics of Excel


Mathias Schmit has a PhD in Finance from the Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management (Brussels), where he is a Professor of Finance and conducts research into banking and microfinance at the Centre Emile Bernheim (a Solvay Brussels School Research Centre). He is regularly invited at IN...
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