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Finance for non-financial executives

​Knowing the terminology and understanding finance allows you to better communicate the impact of your actions on the performance of your organisation and to influence strategic decisions. This course will make you able to use finance as a common language with internal and external stakeholders.
Who this is for

Those who wish to become familiar with finance.


​8 weeks (3 hours of learning time per week)


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​For inter-company training: €780 excluding tax
Intra-company training: Contact us 


​Céline Brocard
+33 4 93 95 32 48


  1. Acquire an overall vision of financial statements and use the relevant tools for understanding your company’s, clients' or competitors' positions
  2. Use financial, commercial, and business information effectively to better understand capital expenditure when selecting or promoting capex or opex solutions
  3. Understand how your performance impacts finance, based on key financial performance measures
  4. Raise your level of financial awareness, and understand the financial aspects of your role when communicating with stakeholders

Training programme

Week 1 - Pre-requisites

Introduction: why and how to think and speak finance?

Week 2 to 5 - Knowledge acquisition 

Week 2 - Financial statement analysis
Week 3 - Costing for decision making and control
Week 4 - Effectively managing capex and opex for investment projects
Week 5 - The power of financial ratios and financial key performance indicators

Week 6 and 7 - Implementation through case study

Week 6 - Case study in groups
Week 7 - Webinar (case study debrief)

WEEK 8 - Roadmap for action 

Final assignment


No prerequisites required

Monitoring and evaluation

Quizzes and evaluations, group case study, exercises done individually.

Technical and pedagogical means 

  • Distance learning and certification, with an eight-week format adapted to your operational constraints
  • An immersive digital platform to access at any time a wide range of resources (courses, videos, articles...) and learn in complete freedom and mobility
  • Pedagogy that encourage and facilitate interaction and collaboration between participants, through integration into a community of learners facilitated by the professor. Students carry out a case study in subgroups and benefit from a debriefing of the evaluation work
  • A final assignment to facilitate transferring what you have learned in the course to your own job.

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