Financial Management for Non-Financial Executives

Financial Management for Non-Financial Executives

Gain financial acumen to make better business decisions. Learn to interpret financial reports, improve the bottom line and speak a common language with financial executives.

Upcoming Dates

Program Dates
Time Commitment
Program Fee
23-28 Feb 2025
In-Person, Charlottesville, VA
6 days

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You don’t have to be a financial expert to make financially savvy business decisions. This program will sharpen your acumen, expand your cross-functional influence and give you confidence to work alongside your financial team to guide organizational growth.

Intended For

Senior Management, Executive


Finance & Banking, Management Competencies

Become a more strategic leader and expand your cross-functional influence, with a deeper understanding of finance. Led by Darden's top-rated experts in accounting and finance, this program focuses on building fundamental financial skills to:

  • Navigate financial challenges with your accounting and financial team, in partnership rather than dependence.
  • Translate financial reports and cost analyses into meaningful feedback for your team.
  • Connect silos to align organizational goals.

This program emphasizes the application and understanding of financial information, not its preparation; no prior finance or accounting knowledge is necessary.


Darden's New Home for Lifelong Learning

The Forum Hotel Kimpton

The Forum Hotel at the UVA Darden School of Business in Charlottesville is now open! We’re excited to welcome our EELL participants to learn and stay with us in this dynamic new meeting place.

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  • Schedule & Topics

    The program begins at 6pm the first day with a welcome reception and opening dinner. The remaining days generally run from 8:15am-5pm, wrapping up at 12pm on the final day. Featured session topics include:

    • Understanding & Analyzing Financial Statements
    • Planning, Budgeting and Performance Management
    • Contribution Analysis
    • Time Value of Money
    • Evaluating Capital Projects
    • Using Management Account Information
    • Business Tax Reform
    • Ethical Issues in Financial Reporting
  • Impact & Outcomes
    • Fit key financial concepts into your corporate strategy.
    • Identify areas for cost savings across your organization.
    • Perform basic financial analyses to inform your day-to-day operations.
    • Make data-driven comparisons between the performance of business sectors.
  • Participant Profile

    This program is designed for executives and managers who lack formal financial training and want to understand and implement key information without extensive number-crunching.

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  • Location & Accommodations


    Darden School of Business
    100 Darden Blvd.
    Charlottesville, Virginia 22903


    The Forum Hotel Kimpton Guest Room The Forum Hotel Kimpton Arboretum & Gardens

    Lodging will be provided at our new on-Grounds hotel for participants of this program as part of your program fee. If you register within 30 days of the program start date, accommodations at The Forum Hotel cannot be guaranteed. Alternate lodging would be provided.  We encourage you to register early to reserve your spot!

    The Forum Hotel
    Kimpton Charlottesville
    540 Massie Rd.
    Charlottesville, VA 22903

    Enjoy access to all the hotel’s perks during your stay, including morning coffee and tea service, on-site fitness center, Birch & Bloom steakhouse, The Good Sport craft beer bar and large outdoor terrace.

    Anchored by the beautiful arboretum and botanical gardens with outdoor learning and reflection spaces, as well as state-of-the-art indoor classroom and event spaces, The Forum Hotel is the new home for Executive Education & Lifelong Learning programming & lodging.

Certificate in Leadership & Management

Earn Your Certificate

Financial Management for Non-Financial Executives counts as one program toward a noncredit Darden Certificate in Leadership & Management. Complete this program and three additional programs within a four-year period to earn your certificate.



Paul J. Simko

Frank M. Sands Sr. Associate Professor of Business Administration

Luann J. Lynch

Luann J. Lynch

Almand R. Coleman Professor of Business Administration

Shane Dikolli

Shane Dikolli

Bank of America Associate Professor of Business Administration

Al Collado

Al Collado, Director of Terminal Services at the Port of Virginia, shares his experience in Financial Management for Non-Financial Executives, "In this program, you learn a lot about finance, but it also changes your perspective on what finance really means in our world today."

Read more about Al's experience on our blog.

This program provides keen financial performance insights that enable me to have a better understanding of my role in our organization’s performance.

Cleveland Eason
Branch Head, U.S. Navy

Darden Executive Education is provided by the University of Virginia
Darden School Foundation.