Melbourne Business School Short Courses Finance for Non-Financial Managers

Finance for Non-Financial Managers

Demystify financial data with a course based on practical examples, humour and real-life experience.

3 days

Finance for Non-Financial Managers Overview

Improve your ability and confidence to use financial data to make better-informed decisions – even if you're not used to numbers.

Our Finance for Non-Financial Managers course is designed specifically for mid-to-senior level managers with little to no financial training who want to improve their knowledge of accounting and money management.

Through an engaging combination of practical examples, humour and real-life experiences, you'll learn the ropes of evaluating investment proposals, understanding financial reports, budgeting and costing.

Who Should Attend Finance for Non-Financial Managers?

Managers and Professionals

  • With little or no formal financial training.


  • Seeking to improve their knowledge of accounting and financial management.

Finance for Non-Financial Managers Key Takeaways

Understand Your Business's Finances

  • Understand key financial terms
  • Understand core concepts for financing your business.

Measure Financial Performance

  • Make sense of financial reports
  • Evaluate investment proposals.

Boost Financial Performance and Your Effectiveness

  • Measure financial performance
  • Undertake financial planning and budgeting
  • Make better-informed decisions.

Finance for Non-Financial Managers Topics Covered

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Introduction to Finance

Understand key financial concepts and terms and how to make sense of financial reports.
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Financing the Business

Learn how to manage sources of business funds, financing for operations, strategic assets, R&D and working capital.
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Capital Investment

Understand the options around capital investment and make the right decisions to ensure value and business growth.
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Measuring Financial Performance

Learn how to measure financial performance, conduct ratio analysis and identify which measures suit your company.
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Financial Planning and Budgeting

Understand how to anticipate pitfalls and tasks required to successfully plan and implement financial budgets.

Finance for Non-Financial Managers Success Story

The program helped teach me how to apply health checks to financial information, including demystifying annual reports. The bonus was in Henry's dry delivery and humour.

Director of Regulatory Affairs, Australasia, GlaxoSmithKline

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Finance for Non-Financial Managers Key Facilitator

Henry Botha

Henry Botha


Henry has spent his career working in accountancy and finance. His passion is for helping people overcome their fear of numbers and discover the power of financial skills for the first time.

As well as teaching at Melbourne Business School, Henry has extensive experience in consulting and has presented numerous financial management workshops for executives.

He is well known as a facilitator who breaks down finance into straightforward steps while presenting in a highly interesting and engaging manner.

Upcoming Sessions

This is a non-residential program. The program fee covers tuition and meals during the workshop.

Read our full terms and conditions and other frequently asked questions for more information.


29 - 31 Oct Carlton
3 days
$5,500 AUD

Program Enquiry

Melbourne Business School’s short courses cater to:

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Independent leaders who wish to upskill and grow their network.
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Organisations looking to expand or deepen the capabilities of their team.
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Organisations who would like to co-design custom learning experiences.

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