Participants and faculty share their experiences with the course.
Virtually every manager needs a solid grasp on the numbers side of business. This "crash course" in finance equips managers from all backgrounds with the critical skills needed to compete in today's complex economy and, ultimately, boost their bottom lines.
Become a more valuable and strategic leader while expanding your cross-functional influence. In
Financial Management for Non-Financial Executives, you'll learn the essentials of finance and accounting, including financial reporting, cost management, performance management and capital expenditures, then go back to work with the ability to manage your own bottom line.
In this program, you'll build fundamental financial skills, including your ability to record business transactions, read financial reports, identify relevant cost information, budget and assess performance, and analyze working capital, discounted cash flow, and capital expenditures. You'll practice applying the details of balance sheets and income and cash flow statements, and you'll interpret big-picture stories as told through financial data in annual corporate reports. Guided by experts in accounting, financial analysis, tax policy and business ethics, you'll work through case studies to make decisions around pricing, cost-cutting and capital investment, and refine your ideas against real-life strategies and outcomes.
After you complete
Financial Management for Non-Financial Executives, you'll walk away with:
This program is designed for decision-makers and managers who lack formal financial training and want to understand and implement key information without extensive number-crunching. It's most beneficial for those who believe quantitative feedback can and should guide their teams and want to interpret source data through the lens of their own strategic thinking.
Participants will not be expected to prepare or create financial statements, so no prior knowledge of finance or accounting is necessary.
Professor of Business Administration
A former auditor, Haskins began teaching at Darden in 1984; his courses include Financial Reporting, Financial Accounting, Managerial Accounting and Business Ethics. Author or co-author of eight different books (several with multiple editions), he has privately consulted as well as designed and delivered Darden Executive Education programs for numerous organizations, ranging from branches of the U.S. military to companies such as AES Corp., IBM, Norfolk Southern Railway Co., Aetna Inc., Rolls-Royce and MCI.
Associate Professor of Business Administration
A member of the Accounting faculty and an academic director for the Institute for Business in Society (a Darden Center for Excellence), Frank has been repeatedly recognized for her expertise in tax policy and tax education, as well as for her teaching. She has interest in public-private partnerships, health care topics and other areas as well. She previously worked as a senior tax consultant with Arthur Andersen & Co., as a CPA for the state of North Carolina, and in consulting for GE Capital.
Professor of Business Administration
An accounting professor with multiple teaching accolades, Lynch began her career as a financial analyst for Procter & Gamble and later worked at Roche Biomedical Laboratories Inc., where she was a manager of corporate pricing before becoming assistant vice president and director. Her industry experiences fuel her research interest in the design and impact of accounting, incentive and compensation systems. She has co-authored several books and manuals on management accounting.
Darden School of Business
As a participant, you'll stay in a private room at the
Inn at Darden, our highly rated hotel adjacent to the classroom buildings and dining center. Accommodations are included in your tuition.
$8,900 covers materials, meals and accommodations at the
Inn at Darden.
By taking this course, you will earn one week of credit toward a
Certificate of Specialization.
Darden Executive Education is provided by the University of Virginia Darden School Foundation.
University of Virginia Darden School Foundation
Darden Executive Education
P.O. Box 7186
Charlottesville, Virginia 22906-7186 USA