Finance And Accounting For The Non-Financial Manager | CSU Pro Dev


Finance And Accounting For The Non-Financial Manager

Course Description

Small business owners, project managers, and management professionals, regardless of their specialty, need to have a good understanding of accounting terminology, concepts, and financial statements to make crucial decisions, and effectively communicate with accounting and finance professionals. After completing this course, participants will be able to understand financial and accounting terminology and concepts; understand, read, and interpret financial statements; discuss basic cost accounting, be more strategic with budget and planning; and review ratios and performance measures.



Course Objectives

Upon successful completion of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Define accounting terms and concepts.
  • Discuss basic cost accounting.
  • Read and interpret financial statements.
  • Identify budget and strategic planning tips.
  • Review ratios and performance measures.


November 10 & 17, 2016
6:00 p.m.-9:30 p.m.
Location: CSU's West Center, 26202 Detroit Road, Westlake, Ohio 44145 (map)

April 18 & 20, 2017
6:00 p.m.-9:30 p.m.
Location: CSU's Monte Ahuja College of Business, 1860 E. 18th St., Cleveland, OH 44115 (map)

CEUs: 0.7
BELTSS Credit: 7 credits
CPE Credit: 7 credits
SHRM-CP/SCP Credit: 6.5 credits

Fee: $350

Corporate, CSU Student, Alumni and Organization membership discounts available!

Course Benefits

Competency-Based Professional Development: Our programs increase learner retention through application, which results in a more productive workforce.  Students demonstrate their competence by successfully completing a course assessment.

All Inclusive: Each course delivered at CSU includes materials, pre-test and post-test, coffee, snacks, lunch and convenient, on-site parking.

Educated and Experienced Instructors: Our instructors bring years of real-world, classroom and CPA, CFA, SHRM, PhD and MBA experience. Many hold leadership positions in northeast Ohio organizations and have taught at the graduate and undergraduate levels.

Cost-Effective: The course is designed to minimize travel expenses and time away from work.

Convenient: Flexible schedules are not only an attractive option, but a necessary for busy professionals.

Networking Opportunities: Learn from instructors and colleagues who have a variety of industry experiences to share.

Audit option: Students have the option to audit a course they have already attended at no charge within one academic year. Interested students must notify the ProDev office requesting to audit a course a minimum of 10 business days prior to the course start date to ensure there is enough seating. Audit students are responsible for their own parking and lunches. New materials will not be provided.

Corporate, Custom Availability: Can be custom-tailored to the needs of your organization to provide skills your workforce can apply immediately as a corporate training if requested.

Refund Policy

No refunds will be issued if notification is not received seven business days prior to the first day of class. Registrants who cancel will receive a refund, less a $50 processing fee, if we receive written notification a minimum of seven business days prior to the first day of class.