UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School

Open Enrollment Programs

Financial Analysis for Non-Financial Managers

  • Dates:    May 6-8, 2015 and October 19-21, 2015
    Tuition: $4,500

    Managers need both financial acumen and financial insight to succeed. Regardless of formal qualifications, talented individuals come to a point in their careers when future success depends on understanding the fundamentals of managerial accounting and financial reporting. Executives without a strong financial background can spend many frustrating hours trying to interpret financial reporting data. During this three-day financial education program, you will quickly learn the managerial and financial accounting skills and concepts needed to define and measure your company’s financial performance. Equipped with this financial knowledge, you will be able to make more informed, effective decisions within the organization.









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  • Mid-level managers through executives who:

    • Have little or no training in financial reporting and analysis
    • Need a review of important, fundamental managerial and financial accounting concepts
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  • This program is designed to give today's rising managers the financial acumen and acuity to succeed in their organizations. Specifically, the program is designed to help managers:

    • Learn the important terms of the language of accounting and finance
    • Acquire the skills to create and analyze basic income statement, balance sheet, and cash flow statements
    • Improve their knowledge of the components of costs, and how costs affect pricing decisions
    • Evaluate results reported in financial statements using ratio analysis
    • Create and understand pro-forma financial statements
    • Learn major functions and contributions of finance
    • Master NPV and IRR time value of money computations
    • Learn basic framework for organizing financial decisions
    • Learn key issues in estimating debt and equity costs of capital
    • Learn how to structure and evaluate a new investment project
    • Learn how to use Excel in financial decisions
    • Help their organizations make smart operating, investing and financing decisions
    • Gain insight into the fundamental economic value of their organization
    • Learn about the major ways to value a single project or an entire firm
    • Earn 2.1 CEUs (Continuing Education Units)
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  • The Financial Analysis for Non-Financial Managers program curriculum consists of interactive lectures, class discussions, group-based cases, quizzes and Excel analyses. The goal of this seminar is to make sure each and every question you have about financial reporting and analysis gets answered. The program will focus on the following topics:

    • Accounting & the Organization
    • Financial Statements & the Accounting Process
    • Cash Flows
    • Financial Decision Making
    • Time Value of Money
    • Forecasting Cash Flows for Investment Decision Making
    • Financial Concepts
    • Financial Statement Analysis
    • Case Analysis

    At the end of the seminar, you will be well-equipped to evaluate your organization’s financial reporting records, interact with accounting & finance personnel, and put your hard-earned knowledge into action.

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  • The Financial Analysis for Non-Financial Managers program features esteemed members of the UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School faculty. Listed below is a sample of the faculty and topics that are typically included in this program.

    Bob Connolly, PhD, is an associate professor of finance who concentrates on finance concepts, the time value of money, financial decision rules and capital budgeting

    John Hand, PhD, is a professor of entrepreneurship, finance and accounting who teaches about accounting concepts and product costing basics.

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  • The Financial Analysis for Non-Financial Managers program is held at the Rizzo Conference Center, our world-class facility in Chapel Hill, NC. The Rizzo Conference Center is designed to foster executive development and is wired for business so that we can integrate new technologies that facilitate the learning process into our teaching methodologies.

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  • Below you will find links to additional information on the Financial Analysis for Non-Financial Managers open enrollment program:

    Program Overview for the Financial Analysis for Non-Financial Managers program

    Sample Schedule for the Financial Analysis for Non-Financial Managers program

    Additional Details on the Financial Analysis for Non-Financial Managers program

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