Melbourne Business School Short Courses Finance for Non-Financial Managers (online)

Finance for Non-Financial Managers (online)

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

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

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 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. For more detail on the course structure, please download our brochure.

Who Should Attend?

Managers and professionals

  • With little or no formal financial training


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

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

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

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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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.

Program Enquiry

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