Finance for the Non-Financial Manager Course



Introduction & Background

“Excellent course – Very easy to understand and was able to use concepts immediately to my work environment.”  - Debbie Nielsen, SaskPower

A complete introduction for managers, director and administrators. Over 3000 business leaders with increased financial responsibilities have attended.

Transforming non-financial managers by providing clear examples of the content, concepts and terminology of financial systems. Featuring Schulich Executive Education Centre's highest-rated instructor to help make your financial learning practical and enjoyable.

The financial concepts are easy to understand and apply immediately to your workplace. An ideal course for leaders who must frequently apply financial tools to analyze their own problems and projects.

  • Key Learning Objectives
    “I left with a much stronger understanding of shareholder value, and how I can create more of it.” - John King, BHP Billiton
    • What to look for in a corporate report and how to analyze that information to put it to your advantage
    • How to talk to financial people in your language - and their language
    • How to evaluate both short and long term operating decisions using financial data
    • How control systems should work and how they actually do work
    • How to make capital budgeting and investment decisions
    • How to clarify who is responsible for what parts of an organization's financial strategy
    • When to be skeptical of product/service costing methods so you can better evaluate results
    • How to support your business decisions with financial back-up
    • How to prepare operating budgets, cost budgets and capital budgets
  • Who Should Attend?
    “Great Course! Informative and interesting. Beppino is a wonderful instructor.” - Dawn Martin, Pharmacy Association of Saskatchewan

    This course will be of particular benefit to those business managers who frequently use financial and accounting information in their decision-making processes, and who wish to gain a better fundamental understanding of financial systems.

    No previous accounting or financial background is required to benefit from this course, however, a basic knowledge would be useful.

    Regularly attended by:

    • Business owners and general managers
    • Corporate and administrative managers
    • Sales and marketing managers
    • Public sector officers
    • Association and non-profit managers
    • Plan and operations managers
    • Purchasing managers
    • Divisional and business unit managers


Program Fees

$1995 plus GST

Includes course tuition, all teaching materials, meals and refreshments.

Registration Deadline

To Be Announced

Course Planner

For more information, contact

Megan Orr

Program Coordinator


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Instructor Profile


Beppino Pasquali, CPA, CA

Beppino is a chartered accountant and top-rated instructor with The Institute of Canadian Bankers and Schulich School of Business. He instructs and facilitates at management seminars in the areas of corporate finance and accounting, taxation and estate planning.

Beppino's instructional style makes difficult concepts easy to understand, adding greatly to your overall learning experience.

Gold Seal Certification
This course is accredited by the Canadian Construction Association offering 3 Gold Seal credits towards Gold Seal Certification.
Professional Development Units
PLUS, receive 21 Professional Development Units (PDUs) towards your PMI Continuing Certification Requirements from the Project Management Institute, Inc. upon completion.
Partnership Programming
Edwards School of Business is proud to partner with one of the leading business school's in Canada, Schulich School of Business to provide this 3-Day Course.


University of Saskatchewan's liability is limited to reimbursement of paid tuition fees.

Cancellations received at least ten (10) business days in advance of the course commencement date will receive a full refund. Cancellations received less than ten (10) business days prior to the course commencement date will be subject to a $500 administration fee. Cancellations received less than three (3) business days prior to the course commencement date will be subject to full course tuition cost.

Non-attendance will incur full course tuition cost.

Fees subject to change without notice.

Program Transfers

One course transfer will be permitted without penalty if the cancellation request is received within fifteen (15) business days prior to the course start date. Alternate program transfers may be approved dependent on course availability. Transfer requests must be scheduled within six (6) months of the initial purchase. Applicants will be responsible for any price difference in program fees at the time of the request. Each subsequent transfer request will be subject to $300 administration fee. 

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