Open Programs

Strategic Financial Management for Non-financial Managers

(30 August-1 September 2018)

Creating value through investment and financing decisions

Strategic Financial Management for Non-Financial Managers program covers concepts and techniques that will help you assess the financial health of your company, forecast financial performance, and estimate funding needs. The course will help you make sound financial decisions, many of which involve operations, sales, marketing, production, distribution, human resources, business development and other functional areas of a corporation. The objective of the course is to provide a deeper understanding of how corporate strategy affects a firm’s performance and its value.

Program Objectives

  • Gain confidence in dealing with financial data and decisions
  • Learn to assess the financial health of your company
  • Forecast financial performance and estimate funding needs
  • Learn to evaluate investment opportunities
  • Learn how to create value in your organization

Upon completion of the program, participants will receive a certificate of participation issued by the HKUST Business School.

Who Should Attend

This program is designed for executives with little or no finance background and whose responsibilities require them to make strategic, operating, or investment decisions with significant financial implications.

Program Content

Assessing Financial Performance

  • Reading and understanding financial statements
  • Analyzing a company's operating, financing and investing performance
  • Understanding how the information provided in financial statements is related to firm value

Financial Planning

  • Forecasting a company's future financial performance
  • Estimating financial needs
  • Managing working capital

Foundations of Valuations

  • Evaluating investment projects, marketing, and R&D expenditures
  • Determining the value created by investment decisions
  • Understanding value drivers
Program Schedule Program Fee  
30 August-1 September 2018 (Thu-Sat)
Morning Session: 9:30am - 12:45pm
Lunch: 12:45pm - 1:45pm
Afternoon Session: 1:45pm - 5:00pm

Daily schedule is subject to change
Regular Rate*: HK$22,500
Special rate for
HKUST Alumni#
Early Bird:(by 20 July 2018)
HK$19,000
Corporate rate or Group participation:(3 or more concurrent registrations) HK$17,000


* The fee includes tuition, all teaching materials, refreshment and lunch
# including participants of our open programs

Registration Deadline 10 August 2018

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Venue & Transportation

3/F, LSK Business Building
HKUST, Clear Water Bay
Kowloon, Hong Kong

Venue & Transportation Info

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Program Administration

For enquiries on company and organization participation, please contact:

HKUST Business School Executive Education Office
(852) 2358 8013 / (852) 2358 7541
(852) 2335 5836