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Financial Analysis for Non-Financial Managers

Accelerate your understanding of core financial dimensions of business and develop the financial literacy to communicate your decisions both inside and outside of your organisation.

Upcoming Sessions
5 weeks

Develop your understanding of the financial dimensions of business

Financial Analysis for Non-Financial Managers is an online finance programme that covers the fundamentals of financial analysis and managerial accounting. Tailored to non-financial executives and managers, the programme introduces basic financial statements and how your organisation can effectively leverage financial information to make sound strategic decisions.

Key learning concepts in the programme curriculum

Financial Analysis for Non-Financial Managers will take a deep dive into valuation at the firm level.

You will emerge with the understanding, knowledge and skills to make solid financial forecasts and better strategic decisions, while accurately monitoring past investments. Hone your expertise in financial accounting and build the confidence to communicate your plans and results to both financial and nonfinancial audiences.

Read more about our curriculum and syllabus

Skills you will develop

Analytical thinking, data driven decision making, financial acumen.

Our Participant Profile

Financial Analysis for Non-Financial Managers is designed for managers and executives who require a better understanding of the financial impact of strategic choices. They are typically:

  • Decision makers within an organisation overseeing significant resources
  • Mid- to senior-level executives without extensive training in managerial accounting or financial analysis
  • From functional areas outside of Finance, including: Operations; Marketing; Research and Engineering; Legal; Strategy and General Management

For senior level executives who already possess some basic skills in finance and accounting but wish to develop these further we recommend INSEAD’s Finance for Executives programme. Finance for Executives is a two week residential programme that begins with a review of the basics of financial analysis, but moves on to more advanced topics such as the cost of capital; capital structure decisions; and mergers and acquisitions – among other topics.

How you benefit


Enhance your literacy of financial statements and terminology


Improve your understanding of how strategic decisions impact financial metrics

Gain Insights

Gain insights into how revenues, costs and profits are allocated to products, customers and divisions

Learn methodologies

Learn methodologies of financial decision making based on rigorous, but intuitive, frameworks including net present value (NPV), Internal Rate of Return (IRR), and Economic Value Added (EVA).

What you will get

Certificate This programme qualifies for the INSEAD Online Certificate: Leading in a Transforming World.

The certificate is a formal recognition of your continuous professional leadership development and your commitment to succeed in a transforming disruptive landscape. This programme makes you eligible for the certification, which can be earned upon completion of the certification requirements.

Programme Director

IN Focus

Dates and Fees

Investing in a Lifelong Learning Journey at INSEAD

Preferential Rates

For Groups of 5 or More

20% preferential rate for groups of 5 participants or more

Former Participants

20% preferential rate for past participants of on-campus and live virtual Open Enrolment Programmes

Alumni Community

40% preferential rate for INSEAD Alumni Association community members
5 weeks
Upcoming Application Deadline
16 Sep 2024

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Through outstanding design and delivery, INSEAD’s online programmes build upon our world-class faculty’s ability to convey very complex concepts in the simplest yet most comprehensible way.

  • Content designed specifically for the online format, including short high-impact videos
  • Professional, television-quality filming in INSEAD amphitheatres with actual participants
  • Use of relevant and engaging examples and short case studies from a wide range of industries
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Through a rich set of interactive elements, we build a community of faculty, learning coaches and diverse, high-quality global executives who learn together as a group - one of INSEAD’s strengths.

  • A mobile-friendly learning platform built to maximise interaction and engagement
  • Faculty answering questions during the programme via live calls and just-in-time videos
  • A learning coach guides participants through the programme at each step, simulating content discussions and helping them with their learning.
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Action-Learning Projects are a core element of the online programmes designed to increase business impact. 

  • The guided ‘real-world assignments’ feature of the programmes encourages participants to take newly acquired skills and apply them within the context of their actual job and organisation. 
  • The projects are closely aligned with the learning in the programme and benefit from the learning community, with feedback from the learning coach and from peer review.
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Upon successful completion of all programme activities, combined with satisfactory grades on the final assignment, participants are awarded with an official Certificate of Completion from INSEAD, which they can also showcase on their LinkedIn profile

Upon successful completion of all programme activities, combined with satisfactory grades on the final assignment, participants are awarded with an official Certificate of Completion from INSEAD, which they can also showcase on their LinkedIn profile.