Finance & Accounting for Non-Financial Managers

Course Overview

Knowledge of finance and accounting can enhance a decision maker’s skill at organizational problem-solving. This program develops a participant’s ability to learn and apply financial concepts and fundamental accounting principles to solutions that impact the bottom line.

Participants will learn to:

  • Understand and use major financial statements and reports
  • Communicate effectively with finance and accounting specialists
  • Incorporate financial analysis into operating strategies
  • Use financial information to make better decisions

We accomplish this by involving participants in small group projects that allow them to compare perspectives and personal experiences with a variety of cases that demonstrate real-life application of the principles discussed.

October 6, 13, and 20 from 8 am – 5 pm

Bryan School of Business and Economics at UNC Greensboro (516 Stirling Street)

Tuition is $2,150 per person and includes all materials, meals, and campus parking.

About Bryan School Executive Education

At the Bryan School, our goal is to help your employees enhance their critical thinking skills so that they can become the exceptional problem solver you need. The Bryan School offers one of the best values in executive education, which explains why over 300 organizations and 2,000 managers have chosen our programs.

Accounting Instructor Profile

David Upton received his Ph.D. from Indiana University in 2006. His research interests include the role of accounting information in incentive contracting and performance measurement with a behavioral/experimental emphasis. He has published in journals including Accounting, Organizations and Society, the Journal of Management Accounting Research, Management Accounting Quarterly, CPA Journal, the Journal of Business, Finance and Accounting and the International Journal of Operations and Production Management.
David Upton, Associate Professor, Accounting and Finance, Bryan School of Business and Economics.

Finance Instructor Profile

James Milanese earned his BS in Finance (1989), MA in Economics (1992) and MBA (1997) all from UNCG’s Bryan School of Business and Economics. Jim currently serves as a Lecturer in the Department of Accounting and Finance at The Bryan School, teaching undergraduate corporate finance, investments, personal finance and real estate classes. He provides consulting services to various companies and non-profit agencies throughout North Carolina. He is a former equity analyst for Saybrook Capital, an investment counseling firm headquartered in Winston Salem NC and served for over fifteen years as CFO of Piedmont Disability Representatives.
James Milanese, Lecturer, Finance Department, Bryan School of Business and Economics