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Melbourne Business School Short Courses Finance for Non-Financial Managers (online course)

Finance for Non-Financial Managers (online course)

Demystify financial data with an online course, Finance for Non-Financial Managers is based on practical examples, humour and real-life experience.

Finance for Non-Financial Managers Online Course Overview

Improve your ability and confidence to use financial data to make better-informed decisions – even if you're not used to numbers.

Improve your ability and confidence to use financial data to make better-informed decisions – even if you're not used to numbers.

Our Finance for Non-Financial Managers course is fully online and designed specifically for mid-to-senior level managers with little to no financial training who want to improve their knowledge of accounting and money management.

The program consists of four modules. Each module contains 30 minutes of pre-work, two live labs and up to an hour of self-paced learning per week. For more detail on the course structure, please download our brochure.

Who Should Attend the Online Finance for Non-Financial Mangers Course?

Managers and Professionals

  • With little or no formal financial training.


Key Takeaways of Finance for Non-Financial Mangers

Understand Your Business's Finances

  • Understand key financial terms
  • Understand core concepts for financing your business.

Measure Financial Performance

  • Make sense of financial reports
  • Evaluate investment proposals.

Boost Financial Performance and Your Effectiveness

  • Measure financial performance
  • Undertake financial planning and budgeting
  • Make better-informed decisions.

Topics Covered in Finance for Non-Financial Managers

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Introduction to Finance

Understand key financial concepts and terms and how to make sense of financial reports.
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Financing the Business

Learn how to manage sources of business funds, financing for operations, strategic assets, R&D and working capital.
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Measuring Financial Performance

Learn how to measure financial performance, conduct ratio analysis and identify which measures suit your company.
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Financial Planning and Budgeting

Understand how to anticipate pitfalls and tasks required to successfully plan and implement financial budgets.

Finance for Non-Financial Managers Student Success Story

The program helped teach me how to apply health checks to financial information, including demystifying annual reports. The bonus was in Henry's dry delivery and humour.


Director of Regulatory Affairs, Australasia, GlaxoSmithKline

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Key Facilitators for Finance for Non-Financial Managers

Henry Botha


Henry has spent his career working in accountancy and finance. His passion is for helping people overcome their fear of numbers and discover the power of financial skills for the first time.

Nam Tran


Nam has a PhD in Accounting and extensive experience in providing services to clients in various industries, such as cement, brewing and beverages, and real estate.

Upcoming Sessions

This is an online program. The program fee covers tuition.

Read our full terms and conditions and other frequently asked questions for more information.

9 Aug - 1 Sep Online
4 weeks
$1,950 AUD
4 - 27 Oct Online
4 weeks
$1,950 AUD

Online Session Times

May Intake

  • Session 1: 3 May (12-1.30pm)
  • Session 2: 5 May (12-1.30pm)
  • Session 3: 10 May (12-1.30pm)
  • Session 4: 12 May (12-1.30pm)
  • Session 5: 17 May (12-1.30pm)
  • Session 6: 19 May (12-1:30pm)
  • Session 7: 24 May (12-1:30pm)
  • Session 8: 26 May (12-1:30pm)

August Intake

  • Session 1: 9 August (12-1.30pm)
  • Session 2: 11 August (12-1.30pm)
  • Session 3: 16 August (12-1.30pm)
  • Session 4: 18 August (12-1.30pm)
  • Session 5: 23 August (12-1.30pm)
  • Session 6: 25 August (12-1:30pm)
  • Session 7: 30 August (12-1:30pm)
  • Session 8: 1 September (12-1:30pm)

October Intake

  • Session 1: 4 October (12-1.30pm)
  • Session 2: 6 October (12-1.30pm)
  • Session 3: 11 October (12-1.30pm)
  • Session 4: 13 October (12-1.30pm)
  • Session 5: 18 October (12-1.30pm)
  • Session 6: 20 October (12-1:30pm)
  • Session 7: 25 October (12-1:30pm)
  • Session 8: 27 October (12-1:30pm)

*Online session times are subject to change.

Program Enquiry

If you have any questions about this course, such as the next intake dates or application process, please fill out the form below with details of your enquiry and our team will respond to your request within three business days, or call us on +61 3 9349 8788 or email Read our Privacy Policy.