Financial Literacy: Finance and Accounting for Non-Financial Leaders

To be successful, you need to know how to read a financial statement, determine a project's return on investment and understand the mechanics of the financial marketplace.

Learn the key elements for comprehension of a financial statement and the meaning behind the numbers. Dive into balance sheets, income statements and cash flow statements to learn how to scan for the most important data and company narratives quickly. Gain confidence to communicate clearly with financial managers and accountants in your company.


  • Learn to better speak the language of finance and accounting
  • Grasp the meaning behind the numbers
  • Develop better relationships with your financial officers
  • Faculty

    Dr. Phil Drake is a Clinical Professor of Accountancy at the Arizona State University’s W. P. School of Business. He has twenty-five plus years in business management, teaching and research. He serves as the Faculty Director for the Masters of Accountancy and Masters of Taxation programs. Phil received his Ph.D. in Accounting from Ohio State University. He has served on the faculties at Southern Methodist University, University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana (visiting), Thunderbird, The Global School of International Management. He has won several teaching and curriculum development awards.

    At ASU, Professor Drake teaches financial accounting at the Masters level (MACC, EMBA, Online MBA, Evening/ Weekend MBA). He is also the Director for the LEAP Program that is the freshman course for all incoming accounting majors.

    Prof. Drake’s professional background includes serving as Chief Investment Officer at Inspired Capitalworks, LLC in Scottsdale, AZ in which he managed over $100 million in assets for fifty families. Additionally, Phil was the Chief Financial Officer for Nature’s One, Inc., a leading organic medical foods company.

    Registration Procedures and Deadlines

    Registration and payment is due by March 4, 2015.

    Cancellation Policy

    Cancellation requests are handled based on the date they are received, in relation to the date of the workshop.

    • A cancellation request received at least one week prior to the program will be refunded in full minus a 10% cancellation fee.
    • A cancellation request received less than one week prior to the start of the program will have the option to apply registration to a 2015 course.
    • A cancellation request received on or after the day of the program will not be eligible for a refund.

    workshop details

    Date: March 6, 2015
    Time: 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.
    Location: ASU’s Tempe Campus
    Price: $550 ($495 for ASU alumni)
    Registration Deadline: March 4, 2015

    contact us

    Executive Education
    Phone: 480-965-7579
    Fax: 480-727-7929