Finance For Non-Financial Managers: Understanding the Bottom Line

As companies strive harder to increase bottom line profitability, it becomes more critical for key employees to have a basic understanding of financial terms and concepts. Often, non-financial professionals require financial information to make key decisions, making it vital that they know how to use these tools effectively and understand the commonly language of finance like profit and loss statements, cash flow statements, and opportunity costs.

The Mini-MBA Workshop is ideal for non-financial managers and executives who need to improve their knowledge of finance and accounting, as well as professionals who have some background in business acumen, but are looking for a refresher course to sharpen their skills and expand on their current knowledge. A wide variety of adult learning methods will be applied to help participants grow and renew their excitement about using business concepts to increase profitability and measure success. The workshop curriculum, developed at Columbia University, is customized to the participant's industry using relevant examples and case studies.

Participants Will Learn To:

  • Speak the language of finance, accounting, marketing, and economics and strategy.
  • Improve communication and build stronger working relationships between finance and non-finance departments.
  • Use and understand financial analysis to make better short and long term decisions
  • Create a positive impact on the organization's bottom line.

How the Workshop is Offered:

The Mini-MBA Workshop is offered in a customize format where client's choose the content to be covered from a list of business acumen topics, or in a standard three day format covering the following topics and more:

Core Mini-MBA segments

  • Balance Sheet
  • Income Statement
  • Profitability Ratios
  • Liquidity Ratios
  • Debt Rations
  • Risk vs. Return
  • Payback Period
  • Leverage Principle
  • Time Value of Money
  • Net Present Value
  • Break-even Analysis
  • Internal Rate of Return
  • Financial Accounting
  • Cost Accounting
  • Allocation Analysis
  • Direct vs. Indirect costs
  • Incentive Point Analysis
  • Contribution Margin
  • Cost of Capital Analysis
  • Risk Assessment
  • Cost/Benefit Analysis
  • Globalization
  • Opportunity Cost
  • Supply and Demand
  • Equilibrium Cycle
  • Roles of Prices & Profits
  • Inflation & Recession
  • Fiscal & Monetary Policy
  • Government Intervention
  • Ceilings, Floors, Taxes & Tariffs
  • Market Intervention
  • Economic Systems
  • Law of Comparative Advantage

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