Melbourne Business School Short Courses Finance Essentials for Managers (online)

Finance Essentials for Managers (online)

Acquire an in-depth financial skillset to make educated and strategic business decisions.

4 weeks (4-5 hours per week)

Finance for Non-Financial Managers (online) 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 (online) course is fully online and 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.

The program consists of four modules. Each module contains 30 minutes of pre-work, two live labs and up to an hour of self-paced learning per week.

Who Should Attend Finance for Non-Financial Managers (online)?

Managers and Professionals

  • With little or no formal financial training.


Finance for Non-Financial Managers (online) 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 (online) 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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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 (online) Success Story

My conversations now have improved a lot more with customer execs. I can speak in their language. If you're talking to other financially literate people, the quality of your conversations will improve.


VMware, Director - Networking and Adv Security Sales, ANZ

Finance for Non-Financial Managers (online) Key Facilitators

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.

Nam Tran


Nam has a PhD in Accounting and extensive experience in providing services to clients in various industries, such as cement, brewing and beverages, and real estate.

Upcoming Sessions

This is an online program. The program fee covers tuition.

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Online Session Times

*Online session times are subject to change.

Finance for Non-Financial Managers

Learn about the Finance for Non-Financial Managers program which is delivered in-person at our Carlton campus over 3 days.

Program Enquiry

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