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What the Non Financial Manager Needs to Know About Financial & Managerial Accounting

York University's Schulich School of Business and University of Saskatchewan's Edwards School of Business come together to transform the non-financial manager into a more effective team member, who can propose, analyze and evaluate financial decisions in WHAT THE NON-FINANCIAL MANAGER NEEDS TO KNOW ABOUT FINANCIAL AND MANAGERIAL ACCOUNTING.

A complete introduction for managers, director and administrators. Over 3000 business leaders with increased financial responsibilities have attended.

Transforming non-financial managers by providing clear examples of the content, concepts and terminology of financial systems. Featuring Schulich Executive Education Centre's highest-rated instructor to help make your financial learning practical and enjoyable.

The financial concepts are easy to understand and apply immediately to your workplace. An ideal course for leaders who must frequently apply financial tools to analyze their own problems and projects.

This course will be of particular benefit to those business managers who frequently use financial and accounting information in their decision-making processes, and who wish to gain a better fundamental understanding of financial systems.

No previous accounting or financial background is required to benefit from this course, however, a basic knowledge would be useful.

Regularly attended by:

  • Business owners and general managers
  • Corporate and administrative managers
  • Sales and marketing managers
  • Public sector officers
  • Association and non-profit managers
  • Plan and operations managers
  • Purchasing managers
  • Divisional and business unit managers

Key Learning Objectives:

  • What to look for in a corporate report and who to analyze that information to put it to your advantage
  • How to talk to financial people in your language - and their language
  • How to evaluate both short and long term operating decisions using financial data
  • How control systems should work and how they actually do work
  • How to make capital budgeting and investment decisions
  • How to clarify who is responsible for what parts of an organization's financial strategy
  • When to be skeptical of product/service costing methods so you can better evaluate results
  • How to support your business decisions with financial back-up
  • How to prepare operating budgets, cost budgets and capital budgets


3-Day course

Refund Policy

University of Saskatchewan's liability is limited to reimbursement of paid tuition fees.

Cancellations received at least ten (10) business days in advance of the course commencement date will receive a full refund. Cancellations received less than ten (10) business days prior to the course commencement date will be subject to a $500 administration fee. Cancellations received less than three (3) business days prior to the course commencement date will be subject to full course tuition cost.

Non-attendance will incur full course tuition cost.

Fees subject to change without notice.

Program Transfer Policy:

One course transfer will be permitted without penalty if the cancellation request is received within fifteen (15) business days prior to the course start date. Alternate program transfers may be approved dependent on course availability. Transfer requests must be scheduled within six (6) months of the initial purchase. Applicants will be responsible for any price difference in program fees at the time of the request. Each subsequent transfer request will be subject to $300 administration fee.

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Course Code: ESB209