Course Description

Finance for Non-Financial Managers, offered by LSU Continuing Education’s Management & Leadership Institute, is a follow-up program to LSU’s Fundamentals of Supervision program. This interactive, two-day seminar is designed to provide basic financial statement analysis. This program gives supervisors and mid-managers who do not have an accounting background, the ability to analyze data and prepare ratios to make better fiscal decisions. Our instructors will help demystify financial jargon and reduce projected risks through improved financial analysis. Knowledge is power, and understanding your financial position will help prepare managers to make more meaningful decisions based on data.

Our instructors are experienced and offer practical, useful information that can be put into practice immediately. Interaction with other participants from a variety of business environments offer the chance to discover other methods of operations, and how other organizations interact in today’s economy.

Major topics to be presented include:

  • Analyzing and decoding balance sheets and income statements.
  • Ratio and cash flow analysis.
  • Capital requirements (e.g. tax/liability/depreciation).
  • Budgeting methods (e.g. Activity based, Zero-based, Top-down or Bottom-up).

This course is ideal for:

  • Supervisors, managers and past participants of Fundamentals of Supervision.
  • Supervisors and managers interested in providing better data to back-up projects.

Key benefits of participation:

  • Improve success and reduce risk of projects.
  • Support decisions through data based on specific initiatives.

For more information about this course, email Answers or call 833-280-5634.

As an Authorized Training Partner for the Project Management Institute (PMI), this course is pre-approved for Professional Development Units, or PDU's, needed for PMI certifications. This includes PDU's needed to take PMI certifications and for PMI Professionals to maintain their credentials like the Project Management Professional, or PMP®.

PMI, Project Management Professional (PMP), Project Management Body of Knowledge, and PMBOK are registered marks of the Project Management Institute.

Applies Towards the Following Certificates

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Section Title
Finance For Non-Finance Managers
T, W
8:30AM to 4:00PM
Oct 01, 2024 to Oct 02, 2024
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
  • Louisiana State University
Instruction Method
Course Fee(s)
PBMFA non-credit $795.00

English Proficiency Requirements

Continuing Education Programs

Continuing Education (CE) courses and programs offered online through LSU Online & Continuing Education typically include a combination of lecture and discussion as well as reading and writing assignments. You need an adequate command of English in all skill areas (listening, speaking, reading, and writing) to participate in classes.

If English is not your native language, you must meet one of the English language proficiency requirements below to be successful in our CE programs. If you intend to register for a CE course or program, you can determine whether you meet English proficiency requirements by self-assessment prior to enrolling. We want to empower you, the learner, to progress successfully. Completing this self-assessment will enable you to make a good decision on whether you can complete one of our programs.

Intermediate English Skills

Most CE professional development courses and programs require at least intermediate English skills, which are equivalent to a B2 level of English language proficiency on the Self-Assessment Form. When assessing yourself, be sure to read through each of the categories under Column B2 to make sure you meet proficiency requirements.

Advanced English Skills

Online Distance Learning courses and microcreds are for-credit courses and might require more advanced English skills, equivalent to a C1 level on the Learner Self-Assessment Form. Be sure to read through each of the categories under Column C1 to make sure you meet proficiency requirements.

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