For many leaders who work outside of the finance department, understanding financial information can be daunting. However, to be a strong, well-rounded leader, they 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 leader's comprehension of accounting and financial management so they can better understand their impact in driving performance and reducing risk day-to-day. Participants will leave with the confidence they need to have productive conversations with their peers in finance, integrate financial information into their business function, and make more informed decisions.
Who Should Attend
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.
What to Expect
In Fundamentals of Finance, a skilled financial expert and business school lecturer will guide participants through real-time online sessions as they learn and practice accounting and finance skills alongside their peers. This is a highly interactive program where participants will brainstorm solutions, apply their new skills, and receive feedback to prepare them to have an impact back on the job.
While we know participants will complete this program feeling inspired, we'll do you one better. This program will leave them 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 decision making
Apply financial information and make more informed management decisions
Collaborate and communicate with the finance and accounting department
Create and deploy an action plan that supports the advancement of your career in leadership
Reviews from Your Peers
"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.