HKUST Business School

Strategic Financial Management for Non-Financial Managers

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About the course

Strategic Financial Management for Non-Financial Managers program covers tools and concepts for analyzing financial and investment decisions. This program provides a comprehensive understanding of valuation and the value-creation process. You will learn methods that will help you assess the financial health of your firm, measure your financing needs, determine what investments you should make, and how you should finance them. You will develop a deeper understanding of how your investment and financing decisions affect your firm value.

Program Objectives

  • Gain confidence in dealing with financial data and decisions
  • Learn to assess the financial health of your company
  • Forecast financial performance and estimate funding needs
  • Learn to evaluate investment opportunities
  • Understand the financial effects of your managerial decisions
  • Learn how to create value in your organization

Upon completion of the program, participants will receive a certificate of participation issued by the HKUST Business School.

Program Content

Assessing the Financial Health of your Company

  • Reading and understanding financial statements
  • Analyzing a company's operating, financing and investing performance
  • Understanding how the information provided in financial statements is related to firm value

Financial Planning

  • Forecasting a company's future financial performance
  • Estimating financial needs
  • Managing working capital

Foundations of Valuations

  • Evaluating investment projects, marketing, and R&D expenditures
  • Determining the value created by investment decisions
  • Understanding value drivers

Who should attend

This program is designed for executives with little or no finance background and whose responsibilities require them to make strategic, operating, or investment decisions with significant financial implications.

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Vidhan Goyal

Academic qualifications PhD, University of Pittsburgh, 1995 MBA, University of Deihi, New Deihi, India, Facutly of Management Studies, 1986 Bachelor of Engineering (Electronics and Telecommunications). Deihi College of Engineering, 1984 ACADEMIC AND PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE Chair Professor o...


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