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Finance for Non-Financial Leaders

City University London
Course summary
3 days
Executive Education

Course description

Finance for Non-Financial Leaders Executive Education at City University London - CASS Business School

Finance for Non-Financial Leaders - Executive Education at City University London - CASS Business School

An understanding of finance, financial management, corporate and management metrics and reporting are essential skills in influencing resourcing decisions and leading the organisation, needed by all senior leaders, even outside the finance department. This programme will provide you with increased confidence and greater ability to influence resources and articulate business impact with your colleagues, peers and stakeholders.

The training course is designed for non-financial senior managers and executives who need a practical appreciation and command of basics of finance, financial management, corporate and management metrics and reporting financial impact.

Suitability - Who should attend?

The programme is designed for high calibre senior non-financial executives that need to better understand how financial decisions build into their overall strategy. Non-financial senior executives that need to develop acumen in accounting and finance and be aware of the benefits and pitfalls of a financial strategy.

Outcome / Qualification etc.

Benefits of attending this course:

  • Build your confidence in speaking the financial language of your business
  • Develop the financial competency to review financial dashboards and contribute in leadership meetings
  • Learn how to incorporate a financial impact case
  • Improve your ability to communicate financial priorities, measures and issues to benefit the business
  • Appreciate the ethical issues and responsibilities of the finance function and their responsibilities
  • Apply your learning in a simulated business case.

Training Course Content

The Finance for Non-Financial Leaders learning experience is divided into three parts and covers three days.

Day 1

Introduces you to financial statements and how to review them to identify key trends and business drivers. You will learn how key financial and nonfinancial drivers blend with the business' strategy.

Day 2

Exposes you to managerial accounting and how to evaluate the financial impact of a business case. You will explore the importance of concepts such as opportunity costs, sunk costs and contribution for articulating your business case.

Day 3

Consolidates and extends the learning from days one and two with an opportunity to apply your knowledge of the financial tools learned in a simulated business case. Extend your knowledge by exploring how businesses are funded, manage risk and are valued. By the end of the programme you will be able to incorporate and articulate financial impact when developing business cases for your organisation.

The programme is experiential and highly interactive. It employs a combination of teaching methods including class work, role play, group exercises and practical examples along with cases studies, supported learning, peer and tutor review and reflective work.


The cost of this training course is £3,295 (no VAT will be charged), which includes all meals and refreshments and course materials. Delegates will need to organise their own accommodation. There are preferential rates available at nearby hotels.

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City University London

City University London

City, University of London is a special place. With skill and dedication, we have been using education, research and enterprise to transform the lives of our students, our community and the world for a hundred years. We are proud of...

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