Finance for Non Financials Course

Program Overview

The Course will give the participants with full review of the content of the major financial statements; balance sheet, Income statement, cash flow statement; the course examines the financial strengths, ratios, inventories, long-lived assets, income taxes, debt, leases, and pensions.

Participants will learn how to analyze the financial strengths and weaknesses of a firm and decide on its short-term future financing and investment needs and will be exposed to a comprehensive financial statement analysis and valuation framework that integrates strategy, financial analysis and valuation, application of this framework and tools to fundamental analysis, and the role of intermediaries that use these tools in capital markets.

Course Objectives:

This course helps students understand how firms communicate through financial statements. They learn how to:

  • Use financial statement analysis as an integral part of the strategic analysis of firms;
  • Interpret financial statements, analyse cash flows, make judgments about earnings quality and uncover hidden assets and liabilities;
  • Apply financial statement analysis prospectively to forecast and value firms by applying modern accounting-based technologies.
  • Appraising projects and using capital budgeting techniques effectively

Participants are also exposed to the latest research on fundamental analysis. The course has a very practical emphasis, with a wide variety of cases, in-class exercises and a group project, all involving comprehensive analyses of publicly traded companies.

The Main Outlines

Fundamentals of finance

  • Accounting Vs. Finance
  • Cash Flow role in corporations


Basics of Financial markets

  • The Main role of financial markets
  • Main players
  • The Importance of financial markets
  • Financial institutions

Financial Statements, Analysis and Ratios

  • Major financial statements
  • Comprehensive financial analysis focusing
  • The Structure and Interrelationship of Financial Statements
  • Foundations of Ratio and Financial Analysis

Financial Planning

  • Financial Planning and financing requirements
  • Budgeting
  • Pro-forma Financial Statements

Financing Decisions

  • Short-Term Debt—Balancing Working Capital Needs
  • Capital structure and cost of capital
  • Long-Term Debt
  • The overall weighted cost of capital “WACC”
  • Dividend Policy

Long-Term Investment Decisions (Capital Budgeting)

  • Types and motives of investments
  • Cash flows
  • Determination of relevant cash flows in LT investments
  • Capital budgeting techniques for different investment settings
  • Discounted cash flow measures (PBP, NPV, IRR and PI)

Instructors’ Profile

This program is led by a group of skilled instructors with distinguished teaching and research experience in addition to speakers with professional expertise in the field of finance and investment to provide useful background for practical experience.

Participants Profile

Anyone who uses financial information in the course of their work. Prior knowledge of accounting/finance is not required.


14 Hours / 2 Full Day / 4 half days

Contact Number

+2 33318 403 - 33318 506 

Contact information

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