Certificate in Finance and Accounting for Non-Financial Professionals

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Finance and Accounting for Non-Financial Professionals Executive Certificate

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April 17, 24 and May 1 (3 Days)

Location: University of Nebraska-Lincoln Howard L. Hawks Hall at 14th and Vine, Lincoln, Nebraska

Program Cost: $995

Includes all program materials and online support

This program includes a self-paced online learning component.
This three day program enables you to:

Emre Unlu speaking to executive students

This program includes a self-paced online learning component.
This three day program enables you to:

  • Understand how financial professionals think about value and what managers can do improve the value of the firm
  • Learn what to look for in financial statements (income statement, balance sheet and statement of cash flows) to develop an insight on the financial health of the firm
  • Learn how to forecast financial statements for strategic decision making
  • Make financial feasibility analysis (go or no-go decisions) for new investments, products or lines of service
  • Appreciate the mechanics of capital markets (equity and debt markets) and understand how capital markets are relevant to financial decision making

What is this program about?

This program is appropriate for professionals, who need to work with financial information but do not have the formal educational background in finance or accounting. At the conclusion of the program, you will have sharper financial decision-making skills that enable you to become a better team member at your organization. Attendees of the program typically have backgrounds in engineering, healthcare, information technology, supply chain, marketing and human resources.

What should you expect?

This program is a blended offering with three-days of face-to-face sessions and seven-hours of online learning components. The online component is self-paced and covers the basics of time value of money, financial statements and Excel spreadsheets. We encourage you to review the online content before the face-to-face sessions to ensure you are comfortable with the material. You can skip the components of the online content as long as you feel comfortable with the material. Access to the online learning component is granted upon registration to maximize the time to review. Prior to the face-to-face sessions we will hold one webinar to answer any for your questions regarding the material in the online learning component. The webinar will be held on Tuesday, February 5, at 6:30 p.m.

In the face-to-face component of the program, each day starts with breakfast at 8 a.m. and ends at 4:30 p.m. with a one-hour lunch break around noon. Sessions are designed to be interactive with minimal lecturing. Interactive exercises are centered on common business issues that are relevant for various types of organizations (i.e., small/large, privately-held/publicly-traded, profit/non-profit). All materials and supplies (laptops, spreadsheet models, slides, notes, parking validation etc.) are provided. However, you are welcome to bring in your own laptop.

Program Facilitator

Emre Unlu

Emre Unlu

Emre Unlu is the Executive Director of Executive Education, an Associate Professor of Finance and Paul C. Burmeister Professor of Investments in the College of Business at Nebraska. He joined Nebraska in 2007 and his primary area of expertise is corporate finance, which he has taught for over 15 years. Since his arrival at Nebraska, Unlu has received the MBA Teaching Award five times.

Unlu's research interests are in the areas of managerial finance and capital markets and he's published several articles in refereed journals and his work was cited in popular financial economics outlets such as The Economist, Wall Street Journal and Newsweek. Unlu has been a CFA® charter-holder since 2011. His teaching interests include theoretical and applied corporate finance and his research interests focus on payout policy, executive compensation, international finance and analysts.


Unlu, Emre
Executive Director of Executive Education
HLH 201 H
P.O. Box 880405
Lincoln, NE 68588-0405