Finance for Non-Financial Professionals

In today’s fast-paced and rapidly changing business world, every leader – and really, every employee – is responsible for managing the bottom line and driving success. To do that well, you have to clearly understand financial information, how it’s used for organization decision making, and how it can enable your work and results.

8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
October 20-21, 2020 
March 30-31, 2021

Cost: $1,695* and includes all class materials, breakfast, lunch and refreshments.
Certificates will be awarded based on successful completion of the 2-day in-person training. Certificates will be awarded based on successful completion of the 2-day training.
All in-person Open Enrollment Programs can be attended via Zoom. Contact a member of our staff for more information.

Click here to see the list of safety measures we are adding to our in-person programs.

* A 20 percent discount will be given to companies that enroll two or more employees.
* A 10 percent discount will be given to TCU staff/faculty/alumni, U.S. veterans

Who Should Attend?

Experienced managers and individual contributors in non-financial roles who want to better understand key financial concepts and information and leverage them for decision-making in their roles.

What You Will Learn

Participants will take away a better understanding of key concepts and terms and gain practical insights into how financial information is used for decision making.

How You Will Benefit

  • Gain greater confidence with a working knowledge of business financials.
  • Learn how to understand and interpret key financial statements.
  • Improve your understanding and insight in to corporate performance, financial data, statements and reporting.
  • Better understanding and use of financial data for your own analysis, reports and budgets.


  • Overview of Financial Accounting & Reporting.
  • Key financial terms such as assets, liabilities, capital, depreciation, capitalization, current ratio & others.
  • Basic Accounting Principles.
  • Using the balance sheet to examine assets & liabilities.
  • Analyzing the income statement to assess revenues and expenses.
  • Understanding cash flow analysis, financing and cost of capital.

Faculty Leaders

Janice Cobb
Instructor, Accounting

Dr. Janice Cobb has been teaching at Texas Christian University (TCU) since 1997. She teaches a broad range of classes related to financial accounting and managerial accounting to sophomores through MBA students. Prior to coming to TCU, Janice managed cost reimbursable contracts at Lockheed Corporation, worked as an auditor for a large public accounting firm, served as compliance officer and controller for a fast growing hedge fund, and served in the positions of corporate controller of a public company and chief financial officer of a privately held distribution company. She earned an undergraduate degree in management (1984), a master's in business administration (1986), and a doctorate in higher education leadership (2017), all from TCU. Janice was awarded the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants’ Outstanding Educator Award in 2007 and has received several teaching awards while at TCU, including the Innovative Teaching Award in 2016.

Please contact:

Kalyn McKittrick

Director of Marketing and Engagement