Finance for non finance manager

Understanding to create value

Accounting is the language of business. Operators, managers and directors of all business functions, as well as administrators and entrepreneurs themselves, are constantly in contact with a technical language of an administrative nature that they often understand and manage in a partial and inappropriate manner.

“EBITDA”, “Financial Leverage”, “Net Financial Position” are terms that frequently appear in company discussions and the inability to fully understand this language can negatively affect the effectiveness of the action of managers and the interaction with CFOs and colleagues.

More generally, all managers, in order to create value for the company, need to be aware of how daily decisions affect the assets, income and financial flows of the organization. The course allows managers and entrepreneurs without an administrative background to become aware of the economic and financial language.

More specifically, the course provides basic skills for the analysis and interpretation of the company’s balance sheet (of suppliers, customers, partners, etc..) and to predetermine the economic and financial effect of short and medium to long-term management decisions.

The course is structured in 4 days, respectively dedicated to: 1) understanding of the basic elements and terminology of the financial statements 2) reclassification and calculation of economic-financial indices; 3) economic-financial analysis applied to numerous company cases; 4) analysis of the economic-financial effects of different managerial decisions.

The didactic approach will be extremely pragmatic and accompanied by numerous cases applied.


Franco Visani

Franco Visani

Direttore Didattico
franco.visani2@unibo.it

" Managers of all functions need to understand the economic-financial language, read a company report or the balance sheet of a supplier, customer or partner. This course provides the fundamental skills to communicate with the finance area, with colleagues from other areas and to make informed decisions with a view to creating value for the company. "

Structure

The course is structured in 4 days, respectively dedicated to: 1) understanding of the basic elements and terminology of the financial statements 2) reclassification and calculation of economic-financial indices; 3) economic-financial analysis applied to numerous company cases; 4) analysis of the economic-financial effects of different managerial decisions.

The dates of the lessons are:

13-14 November 2020
11-12 December 2020

Each lesson is from 9:15 to 17:45.

COURSES

  • The economic, equity and financial dimension of the company's shares
  • The role of the financial statements and its components


  • Analytical description of the income statement, balance sheet and financial statements
  • Presentation of concrete examples of financial statements


  • Reclassification of the balance sheet according to the financial and management criteria
  • Reclassification of the income statement according to the value added, functional or contribution margin criteria
  • Different views of the cash flow statement


  • Liquidity, debt and financial hedging indices
  • Profitability, marginality and turnover indices
  • Comparison between actual profitability and expected profitability of the lenders


  • Analysis of the economic and financial impact of short-term decisions
  • Analysis of the impact on the economic value of long-term decisions


Learning method

The didactic approach will be extremely pragmatic and accompanied by numerous cases applied. The teaching methodology is supported by an e-learning platform in which materials and exercises will be loaded for study and in-depth study between the two classroom sessions.

Networking

Networking takes place between students in the same class, between participants and lecturers, and with students from other courses or previous editions of the same program.

COMPANIES

Over the years, our partners have been constantly involved in the various activities that make up the structure of our programs. Companies belonging to our network participate in project work and master classes; they actively contribute to introducing guest speakers and organizing company visits. Our partners are our first supporters: they sponsor various scholarships, host internships for students and provide professional opportunities for graduates. The partner companies of Bologna Business School are:

Aeroporto G. Marconi Assicoop Bologna Metropolitana Automobili Lamborghini Bologna Fiere Brevini Power Transmission Camera di Commercio di Bologna Camera di Commercio di Ferrara Camera di Commercio di Forlì-Cesena Camera di Commercio di Modena Camera di Commercio di Rimini Camst Carpigiani Group Cassa di Risparmio in Bologna Confcommercio Emilia Romagna Confindustria Emilia Romagna Coswell Datalogic Ducati Motor Holding Enel Engineering Ingegneria Informatica Expert System Falorni Fastweb Ferrarelle Ferrari Ferretti Group Finalma Fondazione Carisbo Fondazione Cassa Risparmio Cesena Fondazione Cassa Risparmio di Cento Fondazione Cassa Risparmio di Imola Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Carpi Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Ferrara Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Padova e Rovigo Fondazione G. Marconi Fondazione IBM Italia Fondazione Isabella Seràgnoli Fondazione del Monte di Bologna e Ravenna Fondazione per la Collaborazione tra i Popoli Food Trend Foundation Furla Google Italia Granarolo GroupM Gruppo Coesia Gruppo Sistema H-ART HSPI Haworth Hera Horsa IBM Italia IMA Iconsulting Intesa San Paolo KPMG Advisory Laboratori Guglielmo Marconi Landi Renzo Legacoop Bologna Lighthouse Manutencoop Mape Maps Masai Italia Maserati Microsoft Italia Montenegro N.C.H. Nuovi Cantieri Apuania Olidata Onit Group Opera Santa Maria del Fiore Philip Morris Italia Poltronesofà Regione Emilia-Romagna Ricoh S.E.C.I. Gruppo Industriale Maccaferri SAP SCS Consulting STMicroelectronics Schneider Electric Seps Technogym Teuco The Boston Consulting Group Toyota Material Handling Italia Trevi Group Umberto Cesari UniCredit Unieuro Unindustria Bologna Unipol Vem Sistemi Veronesi Viabizzuno Videoworks Volvo Car Italia WPP Italia Yoox Net-A-Porter Group

FEES

The registration fee for the program is 2,300 euros (plus VAT) to be paid by the start date of the course.

The fee includes attendance at the program, all study material available through the online platform and access to Bologna Business School services, which include: Alma personal wi-fi account, use of Computer Lab PCs, use of study areas and access to the internal gym.

A large free car park is available in the school park.

Discounts are available:
- for early registrations;
- for Business Network companies;
- for Alma and Profingest Alumni;
- for groups of at least 3 people.

INTERPROFESSIONAL FUNDS

Alumni and companies can check the availability of vouchers at the Interprofessional Fund of reference:

Fondimpresa - for middle managers/ middle management
Fondo Dirigenti PMI - for managers of Industrial SMEs
Fonditalia
Fondirigenti - for managers
Fon.Coop - for cooperative companies

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REQUIREMENTS

The course is reserved for a maximum of 30 participants.

APPLICATION PROCESS

To register, simply download the registration form and send it by email or fax.

FAQs

At the end of the course, a participation certificate is issued (upon reaching 80% of classroom hours).
The documents used in the classroom and any further reading or exercises will be uploaded to our platform, whose credentials will be delivered in the classroom.
Should a group of colleagues wish to participate in the program, it is possible to contact the Program Manager to evaluate an ad hoc participation price.
Our short courses do not require a specific course of study. It is important to have a few years of work experience behind you that can help you, inside the classroom, by bringing real cases dealt with and solutions adopted during your work.

Faculty

Faculty members at Bologna Business School work together offering outstanding teaching standards. An international and interdisciplinary approach is guaranteed by a joint team of distinguished national core professors, adjunct, visiting professors, guest speakers and top managers.

CONTACT US

Valentina Lodi
Valentina LodiManager della Formazione

Phone: +39 0512090143

Email: valentina.lodi@bbs.unibo.it

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