Gain a clear understanding of the financial implications of decisions within your organisation with City Colleges Diploma in Finance for Non Financial Managers.

The implications of financial decisions are of growing concern for all managers within an organisation. For non-financial managers, being equipped with an understanding of the basic financial influence of decisions strengthens communication, teamwork and participation between different members and managers of an organisation.

Course Overview

Finance for Non Financial Managers course aims to provide all participants with the necessary knowledge to comprehend the financial implications of decisions within their organisation. Participants will be taught the main aspects of finance building confidence in assessing financial information with ease. This will enable the individual to contribute to and comprehend financial decision-making. Participants will be required to interpret documentation, compile statements and assess different financial scenarios. The experience gained over the course will enable participants to work comfortably with financial material and equip managers with the tools necessary for assessing and participating in the financial matters within their organisation.

This programme is designed for all Managers who are required to deal with financial information as part of their employment or those who wish to gain a deeper understanding of the way the finances within their organisation are managed.

Course Content

The Diploma in Finance for Non Financial Managers is divided into seven modules:

  • Corporate Banking
  • Business Economics
  • International Trade and Foreign Exchange
  • Financial Statements
  • Corporate Risk Assessment
  • Managing a Business
  • Corporate Insolvency

Course Delivery

The course will take place one evening per week for three hours over 10 weeks in our city centre location on South Great George’s Street, Dublin 2.  Each course comprises of 30 contact hours. The course is also available online.

Course Fee

Classroom-based: €995
(€1,095 if paying in instalments)

Online course: €895
(€995 if paying in instalments)

If paying in instalments by direct debit, the deposit to book a place is €150 and the balance is split into three equal monthly payments.

Non-EU students: Call +353 1 4160034


A pass grade on the written assignment will be required for awarding of the Diploma.

The course will be assessed by a two-hour open book examination.



Keith Finglas

Keith is an experienced programme manager and team leader, used to managing and delivering scopes around strategy, routine objectives and crisis situations – or what one client called ‘living in the middle of gory messes’.

He has worked in U.S.A., South America, Europe (Belgium, U.K.), Middle and Far East, spending 21 years for G.E. (U.S.A.), Guinness U.K. and Intel Ireland, where his ultimate position was innovation project office manager.

He helps teams and organisations develop and deliver better projects, either by improving their solutions through the application of design thinking, improving their execution strengths through good project management skills, processes and behaviours, or understanding organisations and how their dynamics can help/hinder change

Keith believes almost all teams are capable of surpassing the expectations placed on them, if given the chance to participate and contribute.

Keith worked initially in the Gas Turbine, Brewing and Semi-Conductor Industries but, since leaving Intel, has worked in innovation in many sectors in Ireland, including Food/Drink, Financial Services, Electronic Devices, Services and Education.  A co-author of an Intel paper on innovation in software development, Keith has a strong interest in education. Innovation programmes started by IDL in Ireland have seen over 1,750 participants complete their courses over the last 7 years.

Why City Colleges

  • Courses for students who are passionate about their subject, delivered by leaders in their field.
  • Live lectures which are also streamed live on Moodle and recorded for review
  • City centre location in South Great George’s Street, convenient for bus, LUAS, DART
  • Southside Dublin, Ireland location
  • Study rooms and library in our City Centre location in Dublin, Ireland
  • Limited class size
  • Parking

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Diploma in Finance for Non-Financial Managers (Classroom)

Classroom Diploma in Finance for Non-Financial Managers

6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Keith Finglas


Diploma in Finance for Non-Financial Managers (Online)

Online Diploma in Finance for Non-Financial Managers

6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Keith Finglas