For many leaders who work outside of the finance department, understanding financial information can be daunting. However, to be a strong, well-rounded leader, you should have the ability to question and discuss financial decisions as profitability and financial health are core business goals. Understanding and evaluating financial decisions are the backbone of sound judgment and good decision making. Without these skills leaders are making decisions blindly, thus hindering the business's ability to grow and thrive.
Fundamentals of Finance increases your comprehension of accounting and financial management so you can better understand your impact in driving performance and reducing risk in your day-to-day activities. You'll leave with the confidence you need to have productive conversations with your finance peers, integrate financial information into your business function, and make more informed decisions.
This program is suitable for anyone with little to no experience in accounting or financial management, who is looking to increase their effectiveness in making sound financial decisions.
While we know you will complete this program feeling inspired, we'll do you one better. This program will leave you immediately equipped and confidently able to:
Read and understand balance sheets, income statements, cash flow, and other financial statements
Leverage basic financial concepts to support your decision making
Apply financial information to your role and make more informed management decisions
In Fundamentals of Finance, your skilled financial expert and business school lecturer will guide you through real-time online sessions as you learn and practice accounting and finance skills alongside your peers. This is a highly interactive program where you will brainstorm solutions, apply your new skills, and receive feedback along the way to prepare you to have an impact back on the job.
"I left this course with a greater understanding of financial statements and confidence to be able to read and interpret them accurately."
"The concepts were applicable and the lecturer did a great job delivering the material and keeping it engaging in the online format. I had a wonderful experience and feel much more prepared to deal with finance/accounting challenges in my current role."
The UBC Sauder School of Business is a Canadian academic business school with more than 2,700 students in Bachelors, Masters and PhD programs, and boasts over 40,000 alumni in 80 countries. Located in Vancouver at the University of British Columbia, the school draws from the internationalism of the city to provide a global business perspective.