Learn critical financial fundamentals and be able to more confidently communicate with financial practitioners, understand how to analyze and evaluate financial decisions, and contribute more to the creation of shareholder value.
April 14-16, 2014 / 8:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Sept. 16-18, 2014 / 8:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Nov. 4-Nov. 20, 2014
Tues & Thurs. / 5:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Creating and maintaining shareholder wealth is a fundamental consideration in today's complex and fast-paced business climate. In order to produce shareholder value, the contemporary corporation must stress the strategic importance of project selection, financing, and the use of cash and other resources.
The goal of our Finance for Non-Financial Managers program is to provide managers and decision-makers who do not possess a strong grounding in finance an understanding of their firm's financial paradigm. Upon completion of this valuable program, participants will gain a detailed understanding of critical financial fundamentals and will, as a result, be able to communicate with financial practitioners with more confidence.
This program serves as an ideal introduction for those managers and executives who have had little or no education or work experience in the field of finance. It has also been designed for those who need to understand the pivotal role finance plays within their organization.
Examples of past participant titles include:
Alliant Techsystems (ATK)
Vice President - Technology
Vice President, Insurance Risk Management
General Manager, NAMSA China
St. Jude Medical Inc.
International Product Manager
Carlson School of Management
University of Minnesota
321 Nineteenth Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN 55455-0438
| Charles Caliendo, Senior Lecturer in Accounting, Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota
|Murray Frank, Piper Jaffray Chair in Finance and Professor, Finance & Insurance, Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota.|
| John Molloy, Senior Lecturer in Finance, Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota
| Richard Nelson, Senior Lecturer in Finance and Director of Undergraduate Finance Programs, Department of Finance, Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota
|Raj Singh, Curtis L. Carlson Chair in Finance, Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota|
John McCormick, Chief Financial Officer, Lifetouch Inc.
"Excellent content and presentation. Even if you aren't directly involved in the financing activities at your firm, this class will help you better understand how and why decisions are made. Finance is the language of business and this class helps you to be more articulate in that language."
VP, Insurance Risk Management
"The teachers are terrific, and the environment collegial and without judgment. I have so much more confidence after this course to engage with finance 'vocabulary' within the organization. I am also much better equipped to evaluate financial performance of the business and to make the decisions that drive that performance."
"Finance for Non-Financial Managers was fun, interactive and very informative. Upon leaving the class, I now understand the difference between accounting and finance and everything in between. I better understand various ways to evaluate the strength of a business and why each is just as important as the other, just different. Finance and accounting is just a language to learn."
Executive Director of New Business
The Estee Lauder Companies Inc.
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Senior Lecturer Rick Nelson talks about Finance for Non-Financial Managers
"This class has given me the fundamental financial knowledge to participate in and understand my company's financial decisions and their impact on the business. All managers should take this class!"
– Renee Mallory
Supplier Engineering Manager
"Finance for Non-Financial Managers gave the practical understanding of the concepts needed for a fundamental assessment of new projects or investments, and should allow participants to make knowledgeable decisions on the value added by the investment."
Nature Works LLC
"Finance for Non-Financial Managers is an excellent way to introduce managers to the realities of how decisions are made within the company from a financial perspective. The instructors are top-notch -- knowledgeable, interesting, and very well versed (funny, too). The blend of instructors and their various perspectives and expertise is exceptional. The course is fast-paced, somewhat exhausting, and well worth it!"
– Dawn Brown
Technical Data Manager
BAE Systems Land and Armaments