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Learner Reviews & Feedback for Finance for Non-Financial Professionals by University of California, Irvine

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About the Course

Impact your financial decisions and learn how to affect the performance of your unit's profitability and of your organization. In this course gain a basic understanding of finance and accounting concepts to drive your organization's growth. Upon completion of this course, you will have gained general financial knowledge and an in-depth understanding of the impact of your decisions outside your functional area. Content of the course includes selected aspects of finance from a non-financial specialist perspective. Specific topics include: financial analysis; planning, forecasting, and budgeting; cash flow, and strategic financing. This class will be interactive and will require the active involvement of the participants in finance related activities. Upon completing this course, you will be able to: 1. Explain the importance of finance and interpretation of financial information 2. Apply the concepts of accounting and finance to analyze financials 3. Learn about key accounting and finance terms 4. Examine financial statements by using key ratios 5. Explain the importance of budgeting process 6. Learn about key components needed to improve profitability...

Top reviews


Dec 15, 2017

I've enjoyed this course. Prof. Standen gives a very basic but clear overview of the most common financial topics, wished I had this course a couple of years ago it would have made my life way easier.


Feb 22, 2019

An excellent well-rounded course and perfect for anyone who would like to gain some insight into financial practices. I would highly recommend this course, "Finance for Non-Financial Professionals."

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By Vu D D

Dec 28, 2015

Good, help me understanding more about FI

By Sang L

Aug 28, 2017

Very interesting and useful for beginner

By Carlos P

Jun 09, 2016

Very informative and easy to understand.

By Delles S

Jan 18, 2016

Very professional and helpful professor!

By Rainer S

Sep 15, 2015

Excellent. Brief and enjoyable teaching.

By Braja S

Jul 10, 2018

Very informative and clear introduction

By Hoang L H

Nov 28, 2015

Valuable course in a easy way to learn.

By Huanyue L

Sep 04, 2015

Wish the course could add more example.

By Gerardo G

Oct 26, 2015

Excelente curso!! muy breve y conciso.

By Mike C

Oct 02, 2015

I really love this teacher's class lol

By Nadia L

Feb 13, 2016

Concrete, easy and understandable!!!

By Rafat A A

Jul 27, 2017

The course is wonderful and helpful

By Sabina T

Dec 05, 2016

Great! Thank you Mr. David Standen!

By Yazeed A

Jul 25, 2016

It has a lot of useful information.

By Andrej M

Aug 14, 2016

I love it. It was great. Thank you


Mar 22, 2016

excelente muy practico y didáctico

By Raúl B

Sep 23, 2015

Very brief and precise! Excellent!

By Eugenia M

Sep 07, 2015

Great for an introductory course!

By Abhishek S

Jan 31, 2020


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By Raed H A

Aug 03, 2017

All the concepts are very useful

By Jonathan N

Feb 21, 2017

Excellent course as a refresher.

By Adebanji O

Mar 23, 2019

I enjoyed the course. Thank you

By Djamilya S

Oct 11, 2015

Great course for non-financials

By Mostafa S S K

Sep 13, 2019

Very Helpful and pretty simple