- Online Study
- START: 04 JUL 2023
- 4 WEEKS (4-5HRS/WK)
Develop your financial skillset to make better-informed, strategic business decisions
Our Finance for Non-Financial Managers program is designed specifically for mid-to-senior level managers with little to no financial training who want to improve their knowledge of accounting and money management.
Through an engaging combination of practical examples and real-life experiences, you’ll enhance your ability to analyse and evaluate financial information while learning the ropes of evaluating investment proposals, understanding financial reports, budgeting, and costing.
The program is high touch and immersive, with a mix of live sessions, self-paced learning, and peer coaching – all designed to fit into busy working lives. You’ll improve your ability and confidence to use financial data to make better-informed decisions.
Introduction to the course
Specifically designed for mid-to-senior level managers, who have little to no financial training and want to demystify financial data and improve their knowledge of accounting and money management.
Program Director, Finance for Non-Financial Managers (Online)
Who should enrol
Professionals looking to upskill
Our Finance for Non-Financial Managers online short course is designed for managers and professionals looking to develop their understanding of finance fundamentals, as well as business leaders looking to build a stronger knowledge base on what is needed to make their business financially successful and efficient.
Why study the Finance for Non-Financial Managers short course?
Gain a fundamental understanding of your business's financial activity
- Develop an understanding of financial terms and concepts
- Apply learnings to understand the role finance plays in your current role/industry
- Understand how to articulate the fundamentals of your business' finances
Identify and implement the key metrics of successful financial performance
- Practical application of reporting and proposals
- Interpret financial reports and deliberate on performance
- Develop the skills to diagnose potential challenges and recognise opportunities for the successful design and implementation of financial budgets
Measure and maintain financial performance effectiveness and efficiency
- Gain an understanding of what metrics to use and when in order to identify financial efficiencies and inefficiencies
- Learn how to evaluate financial performance, conduct ratio-analysis and identify and assess the financial performance of your company
What you will study
Understand key financial concepts and terms and how to make sense of financial reports.
Learn about cash flows and strategies to improve and manage cash flow.
Understand how to prepare budgets and conduct cash flow analysis to make capital investment decisions.
Learn how to conduct ratio analysis, identify which measures suit your company and review a company’s annual report.
My conversations now have improved a lot more with customer execs. I can speak in their language. If you're talking to other financially literate people, the quality of your conversations will improve.
VMware, Director - Networking and Adv Security Sales, ANZ
Frequently asked questions
Live sessions are an important and valuable part of the Melbourne Business School Online learning experience. Whatever the form of the live session, whether a lecture, a panel discussion with experts, working through relevant case studies, or receiving a practical demonstration of a tool, each live session is purpose built, interactive and highly beneficial to attend live. While dates and times may be subject to change, the current live sessions are scheduled as follows:
S1 and S2: Tuesday 04 July + Thursday 06 July (12:00pm – 1:30pm AEST)
S3 and S4: Tuesday 11 July + Thursday 13 July (12:00pm – 1:30pm AEST)
S5 and S6: Tuesday 18 July + Thursday 20 July (12:00pm – 1:30pm AEST)
S7 and S8: Tuesday 25 July + Thursday 27 July (12:00pm – 1:30pm AEST)
Please note, live session times may be subject to change.
No, there will be no pre-course work requirements. There will be an orientation module in the first week of the course, which we strongly recommend you work through to set yourself up for success in the program.
Every short course will start with an orientation module that opens at 12pm (local Melbourne time) on the Thursday prior to Monday’s official course start date.
Melbourne Business School Online will release the first module of the course at 9am (local Melbourne time) on Monday of the course start.
Melbourne Business School Online will accept enrolments up until 12pm mid-day (local Melbourne time) on the Monday (start date).
Melbourne Business School is jointly owned by the business community and the University of Melbourne. Melbourne Business School is the approved provider of a range of University of Melbourne degree programs. This short course is not delivered on behalf of, or by, the University of Melbourne, and does not provide credit towards a University of Melbourne degree program.
No, there will not be an assessment for this course.
This program is designed to help you build your capability and confidence in using financial data and to make more-informed decisions. We aim to demystify finance in an accessible and relatable way, giving you a foundation to lead and manage your organisation with confidence.
Upon successful completion you will receive a Melbourne Business School Certificate of Completion. Your certificate takes the form of a shareable digital badge. This provides you the opportunity to showcase to the world your newly acquired skills and serves as a digital record of your achievement.
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