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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

AC
Dec 14, 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.

EM
Feb 21, 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 Giacomo M

Mar 23, 2018

Great professor, clear and organized exposition. Very helpful for introducing at the finance world.

By Mohammed S

Dec 13, 2016

The course is wonderfully designed for professionals who don't intend to take a full time course.

By Sasha E

Sep 21, 2019

Well-paced and informative. Would like to see more examples, especially when calculating ratios.

By Filip J

Feb 17, 2016

Fast, practical and constructive. I would also add pragmatic, lots of examples and case studies.

By Mychajlo C

Mar 23, 2020

That course gives a good overview of finance concepts for a person who never touched this topic

By David H

Oct 23, 2019

Great review of material related to basics of finance. Highly recommend. Very well presented.

By Ahmed A

Sep 29, 2016

A very simple coarse to understand the different financial terms and its usage to the business

By Abhishek G H

Nov 20, 2020

Really helpful for people with a non-finance background to get a grasp of the basic concepts!

By Ignacio D L

Sep 4, 2017

Succinct and very well explained synthesis of finance with a practical twist. I recommend it.

By Harvey L

Sep 21, 2020

The instructor explains important and useful concepts in very simple and understandable way.

By Ashish S

Feb 2, 2019

I run a small consulting firm. This course helped me in understanding the basics of Finance.

By Wahyu W

Sep 11, 2015

It was clear and simply understandable for non-financial professionals like us. Yet, useful.

By Md L R R

Apr 20, 2018

Short but interesting course. Learned the basics of Finance. Thank you for the opportunity.

By Cesar

Aug 14, 2017

Easy to follow, great overview, enough to confidently use in general finance conversations.

By chan k m

Dec 30, 2016

Giving a good understanding on the financial ratio and how it preform in a business cycle.

By David P

Oct 21, 2016

Very well done and informative. A really good overview of finance and just what I needed.

By Dragan G

Aug 9, 2016

For the first time I really understood some stuffs that I'd never knew. Thank you so much!

By Zhang J

Dec 3, 2015

It's quick and easy, gives me an overview of finance and inspires me to want to know more.

By usama d

Sep 17, 2018

Good course help me a lot as Non-Financial Professionals in learning the things in course

By Aparna J

Aug 28, 2017

Excellent course! I learnt so much! The examples helped me understand the class better...

By ΕΥΡΩΠΗ Σ

Jan 22, 2021

Be open-minded and take the course because it is understandable and useful for business.

By Nancy S

Mar 18, 2018

Great overview; I feel much better versed and prepped for financial discussions at work.

By Alriendhy P

Jan 27, 2016

This course comes in handy for anyone without finance background and attract to learn it

By Gareth D H

Nov 16, 2015

SImple, effective and interesting for the basics of finances in the business envrionment

By Giovanni C

Jul 3, 2020

Excellent course for non-financial professionals. Good explanation with good examples.