In-person | Executive Education

Finance for non-financial professionals

Obtain the practical knowledge necessary to analyze and communicate the financial implications of your actions to key decision-makers. Available in person on ASU’s Tempe campus, this faculty-led intensive program was created for non-financial professionals looking to expand their opportunities, perspectives, and networks in an impactful format.

Program details

Finance for non-financial professionals is designed to introduce key financial concepts and applications to working professionals from a wide array of functional areas. Sound financial decision-making is critical to the success of an organization, yet many managers lack clear insight into how their decisions affect company performance and value.

Learners have the opportunity to attend this course as a two-day intensive program, with a built-in networking reception. Expect to emerge with relevant connections, critical career skills, and new ways of thinking. The cost of the course includes continental breakfast and lunch, provided daily. Parking will be validated for all participants.

Upcoming dates

April 16-17, 2024


McCord Hall, Tempe campus


16 contact hours



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Who is this program for?

Finance for non-financial professionals is designed to impart a sound intuitive introduction to the essentials of corporate finance. Ideal audiences include:

  • Mid-level or senior managers from any functional area with budget authority or responsibility over operational decision-making
  • Senior leadership or rising executives responsible for key financing decisions and corporate strategy
  • Financial managers seeking to upskill or refresh their knowledge of the practice of corporate finance

What will I learn?

Students attending this course will obtain the practical knowledge necessary to analyze the financial implications of their actions and communicate them effectively to key decision-makers.

  • Financial statement analysis:
    • Learn how to analyze corporate financial statements to manage a firm’s short-term liquidity, and gauge its financial health and performance.
  • Valuation essentials:
    • Evaluate risk and the acceptable rate of return for investors. Understand the implementation of discounted cash flow analysis to estimate value.
  • Investment decisions:
    • Implement IRR, NPV, and other common techniques used to assess investment decisions.
  • Financial policies:
    • Understand a firm’s financing options (equity, loans, and short-term credit) and understand the implications of these choices for the value of the firm.


Contact W. P. Carey Executive Education

Transform your career with business education for the new economy. Complete this form to start a conversation with the W. P. Carey Executive Education team. We are happy to answer any questions as you explore our offerings and prepare to attend. You can also email us at for more information.