Executive Education Finance and Accounting Online

Understanding Finance and Accounting for Non-Financial Managers

  • Finance
  • Accounting

Upcoming Dates

June 15, 2021 - June 17, 2021
Program Cost
Online Live
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Do you feel overwhelmed communicating about finance and accounting topics in meetings? A manager's performance is frequently measured by how effectively they oversee departmental budgets. Gain invaluable resources taught in a practical format to expand your knowledge and confidence.  Learn to communicate comfortably regarding financial data, cash management, banking, planning, budgets, profitability, solvency and liquidity.  Learn to create greater value and capitalize on new opportunities.

Understanding Finance and Accounting - Mark DeFond


  • Overview of Financial Statements
  • The Balance Sheet 
  • The Income Statement
  • Transaction Analysis
  • Financial Ratio Analysis
  • Foundations of Finance and Introduction to Valuation
  • Pricing of Stocks and Bonds; Introduction to Capital Budgeting - Measuring Value
  • Issues in Forecasting Cash Flow
Executive Education Finance and Accounting Online WHO SHOULD ATTEND?   This course is ideal for supervisors, managers, and directors in sales, marketing, production, engineering, R & D, human resources and other departments who wish to understand more about accounting and finance. No prior classroom experience in accounting or finance is expected, but familiarity with the general language of business will be assumed. 


“The subjects taught are extremely applicable to all business managers and leaders. The professors covered accounting principles and finance in a profoundly engaging and entertaining way. I was able to clearly understand and apply these topics to improve my business operations. Incredible program!  - Director, Strategic Programs, Panasonic Avionics Corporation

“An extremely valuable program, pitched at entirely the right level and presented by a team that are clearly passionate and experienced in their field of expertise.” - Director of Global Services, Capstone Turbine Corporation

Teaching Method

Using case studies, current business articles, in-class exercises, interaction and small group projects, our faculty will lead you to focus on the key knowledge and skills you need to understand and apply concepts to your organization's activities.

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Professor Mark DeFond

Mark DeFond

A.N. Mosich Chair in Accounting and Professor of Accounting

USC Marshall School of Business

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Professor Julia Plotts

Julia Plotts

Academic Director for the Masters of Finance Program and Professor of Clinical Finance and Business Economics

USC Marshall School of Business

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Course Disclaimer

Every reasonable effort will be made to ensure this course runs as described on this web page. Please note that course dates and professors are subject to change. You will be notified by email in advance if there is a date or professor change. Additionally, this course also requires a minimum number of registrants in order to take place. You will be notified by email if the course does not meet this minimum.

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