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Short Program

Finance and Accounting for Non-Financial Managers

A three-day program to help you understand the numbers to manage more efficiently

This program helps you understand the numbers in order to speak the language of business. Through a series of exercises and case studies, you’ll understand what the numbers mean and how to use your company’s financial data to manage more efficiently.
What You Will Learn

You'll learn ideas and techniques you can apply right away, including:

  • How to assess and recognize financial risks in advance
  • Interpreting the financial strength of a product line, division or company
  • Methods for identifying factors that improve your cash cycle
  • Evaluating and choosing investment projects that maximize company value
Who Should Attend
  • Small business owners
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Marketing managers
  • Operations managers
  • Technology/product-line managers
  • Rising supervisors with budgetary responsibility
Continuing Education Credits

2.25 hours of CEUs.

This program has limited seats so please register early. If the program session becomes full, you will be notified if you must be placed on the wait list.

Scheduled Dates
Mon, Oct 8 - Wed, Oct 10 2018
Vanderbilt Owen Graduate School of Management, Nashville, TN

401 21st Avenue South, Nashville, TN

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Program at a Glance
Length 3 Days
Cost $3,250

Cost includes tuition, instructional materials, continental breakfast and lunch (all days)


Vanderbilt Owen Graduate School of Management, Nashville, TN

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Certificate Series

This Short Program is offered as part of a four-course Certificate Series. Take all four courses within a 36-month period and earn a substantial discount compared to single Short Program prices.

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What Participants Say

“The best hands-on accounting concepts for the non-accounting manager I’ve ever attended!”

"Great background builder. Would highly recommend, especially to members just joining an executive management team."

"Great overall perspective for business management. You will gain knowledge on key factors to consider in any environment—both basic and in-depth principles in a clear, concise and usable manner."


Germain Böer
Professor of Accounting; Emeritus

As a leader of the entrepreneurship center, Germain Boer has inspired, educated, and supported generations of entrepreneurs at Vanderbilt Business.

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Paul Chaney
E. Bronson Ingram Professor in Accounting

An expert on the effects of auditor reputation, Paul Chaney brings a breadth and depth of Accounting knowledge and experience to the classrooms of Owen, where he has taught for over 30 years.

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