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Finance for Non-Financial Managers (Coursera)

Finance is for “Non-financial Managers” who want to understand key financial principles and apply them in a real-world context. Over the course of the program window, you will work your way through a series of nine modules that move from understanding basic financial principles to applying financial analysis and ratios to drive decisions.

In addition, each module is capped with an ending self-evaluation to ensure that you have absorbed the following key learning objectives:

+ Understand the language associated with finance

+ Know how and when to use financial terms and analysis techniques

+ Read and assess company performance using financial statements

+ Recognize the link between organizational strategy and financial objectives

+ Use “the numbers” to your best advantage to make more informed decisions


Week 1: Introduction

Week 2: Financial Statement Basics

Week 3: Financial Statement Manipulation

Week 4: Financial Statement Analysis

Week 5: Valuation Ratios

Week 6: Time Value of Money

Week 7: Investment Decision Techniques

Week 8: Cost of Capital and Risk Management

Week 9: Course Wrap-up