Finance for Non-Financial Managers
The ability to understand financial statements and data is critical for recognizing trends, opportunities, and risks, but many managers and executives lack an overall understanding of finance. Business schools now offer "crash course" programs specifically for this target group. These programs break down key accounting and finance terminology and concepts, and explore how they can be applied to everyday management practices. "Finance for non-financial executives" types of programs usually last just a few days, and can be valuable as a refresher or an introduction for managers from technical, scientific, social studies, or creative fields who need to sharpen their financial understanding.