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Rotman Building Financial Acumen for Non-Financial Managers Online

in collaboration with online education provider EMERITUS

Better Decision-Making
with Financial Acuity

The Rotman School of Management has introduced Building Financial Acumen for Non-Financial Managers, a virtual e-learning program for mid- to senior-level professionals from non-finance backgrounds to understand and build a firm foundation of financial literacy. The virtual e-learning program aims to teach the basics of finance and set the groundwork for understanding financial decision-making within an organization and making sound investment decisions.

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What you'll get:

This virtual e-learning program will enable you to:

  • define the world of finance
  • explain the cash flows and investor returns for different asset classes
  • understand the information in financial reports of organizations
  • describe internal budgeting control performance evaluation and project analysis
  • determine how to make big investment decisions based on costs and benefits


Module 1:Introduction to Financial Markets
Module 2: The Language of Investments
Module 3: The Language of Financial Reports
Module 4: Management Accounting and Project Analysis
Module 5: Corporate Finance
Module 6: Building a Data-Driven Organization

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Walid Hejazi, Featured Faculty

Professor Avi GoldfarbWalid Hejazi is a Professor of Economic Analysis and Policy and the Academic Director of Executive Programs at the Rotman School of Management, Fellow of the Michael Lee-Chin Family Institute for Corporate Citizenship, and member of the Board of Directors of the David & Sharon Johnston Centre for Corporate Governance Innovation. His research focuses on the development of strategies which enhance the ability of companies to compete in domestic and global marketplaces. He has worked closely with many companies to develop and implement innovative strategies, with a particular focus on the role of leaders in preparing those companies to lead strategic change. He is currently working on a book that analyzes strategies that can mobilize global pools of capital into the development of sustainable infrastructure projects in the developing world. He has also worked extensively with Canadian and foreign governments on the development of policies around foreign investment and international trade and has testified extensively before parliamentary and senate committees. He teaches in Rotman’s MBA, EMBA and custom executive programs, and has delivered lectures in over 30 countries, and is a frequent commentator in the media.

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This program can count towards earning your Excellence in Executive Leadership certificate. Join an elite circle of leaders building their own path to professional development and receive official recognition from the University of Toronto Rotman School of Management.


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Dates and fees

6 weeks, virtually

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Participant profile:
Mid- to senior-level business leaders from non-financial backgrounds

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$2,600 CAD

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