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Finance for Non-Financial Professionals – March 10 & 11

Executive Education, San Francisco State, College of Business

Friday, March 10, 2017 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM (PST)

Finance for Non-Financial Professionals – March 10 & 11

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Finance is the language of business. Finance for Non-Financial Professionals Session, aims to familiarize the non-finance professional with fundamental principles of a company’s financial structure. Advance your potential by gaining concrete knowledge of a corporation’s financial standing. Come learn from dedicated professors in an atmosphere of like-minded professionals.

This interactive program is designed for participants to learn the fundamentals and best practices of financial management. In learning the financial structure of a company, it becomes important to recognize and avoid common financial management pitfalls. This program provides a solid foundation and introduction to financial management as well as the latest tools for practical application in the real world. Experts with in-depth experience in financial management will collaborate with participants in case studies and team work.

Dates and Times

  • March 10-11 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.


SF State Downtown Campus, 835 Market Street, Suite 600


$1,295 USD.

Current SF State students and alumni and those who register early will receive a special discounted price of $1,095 USD.

*Program pricing and dates subject to change.

Who Should Attend

Our session is intended for driven and enthusiastic individuals looking to gain effective finance and accounting skills in order to become better contributors. A session open to those interested in understanding the decision-making process of investing and capital budgeting. Obtain a rich introduction of financial documents essential to understanding a company’s reach for current and future projects. Become acquainted with the language and data utilized in upper-management positions. Participate and become confident in your ability to lead your company to the next level of financial decisions.

Program Objectives

  • Learn basic financial management terminology and gain practical insights
  • Understand how to read basic financial statements
  • Avoid common financial management pitfalls and mistakes
  • Understand basic spreadsheet analysis to support scenario analysis
  • Learn how to be prepared for financial management surprises and setbacks that can derail your department or project
  • Learn how to use financial management as an effective planning and scheduling tool
  • Calculate time and costs accurately

Course Outlines

  • Why financial management?
  • Basic terminology
  • Common financial statements
  • Basic financial ratios
  • Budgeting process
  • Project management process
  • Common financial planning pitfalls
  • Basic spreadsheet analysis
  • Return on investment
  • Scenario analyses
  • Post-mortem

Program Faculty

Herb Meiberger is a lecturer of Finance at San Francisco State University’s College of Business. From 1992 to 2012, he was elected to five consecutive terms with the City and County of San Francisco’s Employees’ Retirement System and subsequently appointed Chairman of the Investment Committee, elected Vice President of the Board and Chairman of the ESG Committee. Mr. Meiberger holds a B.S. in Math and Chemistry from the University of South Dakota, M.B.A. in Finance from the University of California at Berkeley and is a Chartered Financial Analyst.
Todd Feldman is an associate professor of finance at San Francisco State University. He has published a dozen articles in well known finance and economic journals. He conducts research in the area of behavioral finance, investments and corporate finance. In addition to his research work, Professor Feldman has consulting experience working for a hedge fund and valuation firm. Professor Feldman holds a Ph.D. in international economics and finance from the University of California, Santa Cruz and is a Chartered Financial Analyst.
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San Francisco State University Downtown Campus
835 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

Friday, March 10, 2017 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM (PST)

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Executive Education, San Francisco State, College of Business


San Francisco State University’s College of Business (CoB) is a leading institution of business education in the San Francisco Bay Area, preparing students to succeed in a global economy. The College of Business has more than 100 tenure-track and tenured faculty with doctorate degrees and a wide variety of research interests and expertise. The College has been accredited by AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) since 1965.


San Francisco State University makes things happen. Founded in 1899, it is the only master's-level public university serving the counties of San Francisco, San Mateo and Marin. Its nationally acclaimed programs span a broad range of disciplines. Nearly 30,000 students enroll at the University each year, and its more than 236,000 graduates have contributed to the economic, cultural and civic fabric of San Francisco and beyond. Through them -- and more than 1,600 world-class faculty members -- SF State proudly embraces its legacy of academic excellence, community engagement and commitment to social justice. For more information, visit SF State's website.

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