Finance for the Non-Financial Manager

Program Schedule

We plan to offer this program via live, online learning. If you have questions about the online delivery of this program, please reach out to us.

February 7, 2022 |(Optional pre-session)| 8:30 to 9 a.m. or 1:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. ET
February 8. 2022 | 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. ET
February 9. 2022 | 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. ET


Are you in a position that has increasing responsibility for financial decisions that meet organizational goals? Do you wish to have a better understanding of your department’s financial details? Are you looking to communicate financial data more effectively with your leadership team?

Finance for the Non-Financial Manager is designed to provide participants with hands-on experience in using and interpreting financial data. With the use of energetic lectures and hands-on exercises, participants will gain an understanding of the standard techniques of practical financial management. These techniques will then be used in a case study setting to identify issues and factors that improve decision-making related to finance.

Key Learning Objectives

Participants in this program will learn to:

  • Understand financial reports
  • Interpret financial data in contracts
  • Identify sources and uses of capital
  • Appreciate the difference between cash flow and profitability
  • Make better decisions based on financial planning and analysis
  • Communicate with financial executives in your organization
  • Articulate the financial impact of decisions made by the CFO and CEO

Who Should Attend?

New to mid-level managers who need to better understand and interpret financial information will benefit from this program. Non-financial managers from any functional area and all industries will find this program highly beneficial to improving their overall ability to read and interpret financial data. No prior knowledge of finance or accounting is needed to participate in this program.


Section One: Introductory Concepts
Section Two: Financing Sources and Costs
Section Three: Financial Reporting and Accounting Issues, Financial Statement Group Exercise
Section Four: Making Investment Decisions
Section Five: Investment Decision Case Study
Section Six: Financial Planning, Ratios, and Valuing a Business


Charles Hadlock, Ph.D. is currently the Frederick S. Addy Distinguished Chair in Finance at the Eli Broad College of Business at Michigan State University. He has held prior faculty appointments at the Universities of Florida, Illinois, and Virginia and visiting faculty positions at the Universities of Michigan and Chicago. He received his Ph.D. in Economics in 1994 from M.I.T. and his B.A. in Economics and Mathematics from the University of Michigan in 1989.

Hadlock’s research is concentrated in the areas of corporate finance and corporate governance. His papers have appeared in leading journals in finance, economics, and accounting including the Journal of Finance, the Review of Financial Studies, the Journal of Accounting and Economics, the Journal of Business, the Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, and the RAND Journal of Economics. He served as an Associate Editor of the Review of Financial Studies from 2008 to 2011.

Hadlock received the 2011 and 2014 Michael Brennan Prize for the best paper published in the Review of Financial Studies. In 1997 he won the Merton Miller prize for the most outstanding research published in the Journal of Business. Hadlock has won several teaching awards for his instruction at the undergraduate and master’s levels including winning the Executive MBA Teaching Award six times. He has also supervised numerous doctoral dissertations.  


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$1,295 – full program fee (includes materials and certificate of completion). An early bird registration rate of $995 is available until January 25, 2022.