Finance for Non-Financial Managers

Planning the success of a company means understanding its financial performance. Period. We all need a basic financial understanding and a fundamental vocabulary to map our work to what matters most in business. This three-day workshop introduces the basics of finance and accounting, so you have the language, tools, and techniques to understand the intricacies of managerial finance and strategy.

September 13 – 15, 2017


Learning Outcomes

This course will help you interpret data from financial reports, including balance sheets, income statements, budgets and divisional performance reports to make better business decisions based upon this information. After attending this course, you will be better able to communicate the financial goals and performances of your department within your organization as well as to outside sources.

  • Understand key finance terms including assets, liabilities, depreciation and capitalization
  • Learn the tenets of the accounting process
  • Analyze financial statements (Income, P&L, Balance Sheet, Cash Flow)
  • Examine assets and liabilities and learn the basics of financial decision making
  • Understand the cost of capital and cash flow models to interpret company finances
  • Effectively communicate how your job contributes to the bottom line

*The online Harvard Manager Mentor Finance Essentials Module will be provided to students prior to the course as prep material.

Key Faculty

David Dassler

Mr. David L. Dassler, CPA, is an adjunct professor at the Daniels College of Business, School of Accountancy. Dassler brings over 23 years of accounting and finance experience to the classroom – working for firms such as Xcel Energy, US WEST and PriceWaterhouseCoopers. In addition to his teaching assignments, Dassler currently works for Xcel Energy and operates his own executive and career coaching business.

BS, Accounting, University of Denver MAcc, University of Denver

David Cox

David Cox is a Professor of Teaching at the College’s Reiman School of Finance. In 1988 Cox joined the University’s finance department as a lecturer. He was named senior lecturer in 2007. His work as director of graduate programs enables him to discuss the implications of the global recession and national banking and corporate instability on graduate business education in America.

JD, University of Denver PhD, Finance (A.B.D.), Texas Tech University MSBA, Finance, Texas Tech University BSBA, Accounting, Texas Tech University

More Details

Who Should Attend
Finance for Non-Financial Managers is designed for professionals from across disciplines and industries who do not have formal training in finance and accounting.

Non-Credit with 20% discount (DU Alumni & Daniels Corporate Partners)—$1,200
Non-Credit with 30% discount (Non-profits, Military, Government)—$1,050

For 2 Graduate Level Credit—$2,516
For 2 Credits with 20% discount (Daniels Alumni)—$2,012.80

Cancellation Policy
If you need to cancel your registration in any of our workshops, you may transfer your enrollment to a future session, send someone to take your place, or cancel without penalty at any time up to three days (72 hours) prior to your class. If you provide us with less than three days’ notice, or fail to attend, you will be responsible for the entire workshop fee.

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Program Developer
Executive Education
Joy Burns Center 312B