Finance for Non-Finance Managers

Register 5 weeks in advance and get an early bird discount of 10%


You work in one of the following departments (IT, Marketing, Sales…) with a decade of work experience. You have finally climbed the ladder to become a manager – one of the decision-makers. At your first meeting with the other directors and executives, the quarterly earnings report is being discussed, and despite your years of expertise you feel lost; you have no formal training in finance. It is a fact that financial decision-making impacts every aspect of a business. Finance for Non-Finance professionals is a 3-days program that will teach you how to create a budget, manage costs, and use financial information to make decisions.

Who should attend?

  • Any professional who wishes to gain the skills necessary to understand how businesses operate and how financial information is presented, analyzed, and interpreted. 
  • Any professional with budget responsibility or who wishes to understand how budgets and costs can be effectively controlled. 
    This course is suitable for managers, directors, lawyers, and professionals of all levels, across any industry, who are expected to make business decisions with a direct financial impact on their business’s bottom line.
  • In the previous editions of our Finance for Non-Finance for Professionals, we welcomed participants from companies such as Cargolux, Encevos, Luxair, Vodafone, Fanuc, Six Payment Services, SWN, Edison Capital Partners, etc.
  • The participants were from a variety of positions such as Head of IT, Sales Manager, Director of Fleet Planning, Marketing Director, Project Management Office Director, etc.


“Useful application of theoretical concepts and great ability to teach from the lecturer”
Dr. Patrick Beschorner – Corporate Development and Strategy at Encevos

“This workshop will prove to be of great benefit in my day to day business”
Andy Nolan – Manager Maintenance Sales and Customer Service at Cargolux

“Very valuable training! I have a better understanding of financial tools that I will be able to apply right away on current projects “ Christophe Le Moigne – Program Development Director at SWM International

Program objectives

Understanding financial statements

  • Learn how to interpret financial statements and diagnose potential problems.
  • Understand how income statements and balance sheets are created and what they do (and don’t) tell about the company’s business. 

Managing Budgets and Costs

  • Learn how budgets are created, managed, and used to effectively control costs and increase value.
  • Explore the techniques and procedures companies use to forecast and control costs, their impact on corporate strategy, financial fundamentals, organizational structures and the people within them


Dr. Grubisic started his career in 2002 in the USA as a finance analyst in Sodexho Inc. In 2007, he became Head of Corporate Finance within Erste Group in charge of the Croatian market. Erste Group Bank AG is one of the largest financial services providers in Central and Eastern Europe serving 15.7 million clients. In 2010, he started a corporate finance firm: Grubisic & Partners focusing on Mergers and Acquisitions, Capital Raising, Valuations, and due diligence.

How to finance your training

Financial support from the State 

Luxembourg School of Business is accredited by the Luxembourg Ministry of Higher Education and Research and recognized as a continuing education organization. As a result, your company can benefit from financial aid from the Luxembourgish state for the training of its employees.

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Tax Deductibility for individual

Any taxpayer with net income from a salaried occupation may deduct the cost of professional development as business expenses (frais d’obtention) from his taxable income from the salaried occupation. Further training expenses which are related to the taxpayer’s current activity fall within the scope of the acquisition costs of article 105 of the ITA and are therefore deductible from taxable income.

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Upon completion of the course, you will receive a certificate to add to your CV and LinkedIn profile.


Julien Alves
Executive Education Program Manager
Phone: +352 26 25 89 80
Mobile: + 352 621 659 555
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