Financial Management for the Non-Financial Manager

This course provides an introduction to the fundamentals of financial management for the non-financial manager.

It is intended for managers responsible for the operations of non-profit organizations who will not have direct responsibility for setting up accounts and accounting. The material assumes little to no formal background in accounting and finance.

By the time you complete this course, you’ll be a more confident general manager who understands financial management in the context of a non-profit organization.


Location: Online
Format: Self-paced within deadlines set by instructor
Duration: 13 weeks
Tuition: $855
Can be applied to:
Non-Profit Management Certificate

Upcoming Offerings

Register for a course at any time, with the option to apply to a program later.

Start Date
Seats Available
Start DateWed, May 8, 2024
  • Wed, May 8 (self-paced all week)
  • Wed, May 15 (self-paced all week)
  • Wed, May 22 (self-paced all week)
  • Wed, May 29 (self-paced all week)
  • Wed, Jun 5 (self-paced all week)
  • Wed, Jun 12 (self-paced all week)
  • Wed, Jun 19 (self-paced all week)
  • Wed, Jun 26 (self-paced all week)
  • Wed, Jul 3 (self-paced all week)
  • Wed, Jul 10 (self-paced all week)
  • Wed, Jul 17 (self-paced all week)
  • Wed, Jul 24 (self-paced all week)
  • Wed, Jul 31 (self-paced all week)
InstructorBill Scott
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What you will learn

After completing this course, you’ll be able to do the following:

  • Use basic accounting concepts in a non-profit environment
  • Demonstrate an understanding of accounting and deferred contribution accounting in a non-profit environment
  • Work through the budgeting decision process while considering the relationships between planning, budgeting and financial risk controls
  • Explain role of finance in assisting with decision making
  • Manage budgets and cash flows
  • Demonstrate an understanding of internal controls and the role they play in meeting organizational objectives
  • Manage performance at organizational, business unit and individual level

How you will learn and be evaluated

  • Prepare to spend about 10 hours per week on coursework
  • Expect reading and other assignments on a weekly basis
  • Plan to access the course at least once every few days to keep up with your work and group assignments

You will be evaluated on:

  • Assignments 
  • Participation in online discussions

Learning Materials

No textbook is required. We will provide all course materials online.

Technical Requirements

For online courses, you will need a computer with audio and microphone that is connected to the internet. Canvas is the online system that will be used for the course. For more information and online support, visit Online Learning.