Course Details | Católica Porto Business School

Message from the Director

Learn how to use financial information to make management decisions and to evaluate the performance of your company, relating it to the current state of business and future prospects. The course of finances for nonfinancial managers allows you to explore the fundamental concepts of accounting and finance in an intuitive and practical way, so that you can use effectively in dialogue with internal and external business partners.

Álvaro Nascimento
Executive Director of the Finance for Non-Financial Managers Course


Finance for non-financial managers is an introductory course in corporate finance, based on the idea that accounting pieces of information are crucial in representing business and financial position of the company. The contents were thought to provide the participants a first contact with the lexicon of finance and how the financial statements can be used in the daily management activities and investment decisions.

With a total duration of 30 hours spread over 5 days, the course offers a tour around 7 themes - (1) the company and the strategy from the perspective of finance; (2) financial accounting and (3) financial analysis; (4) planning, budget control and (5) cost analysis for decision making; (6) investment decisions; and (7) financial management - enabling managers with an undeniable practical utility tool for analysis and decision making.

Who attends
The finance course for non-financial managers is, as its name implies, particularly useful for small business owners, entrepreneurs and managers who do not master the accounting and finance concepts needed to manage their business effectively and efficiently. Especially directed to those who lack basic training in these matters, the course helps you understand the financial implications of activities and build analyses and maps to support investment decision and ongoing management.

Candidates Profile

Applicants must have a high education degree. Candidates who do not have this requirement may be accepted provided their background and knowledge acquired by professional experience justify such admission. The process of selection and ranking of candidates will be done according to the requirements defined in the Regulation governing this training and always based on curricular and professional judgment, taking into account the submission order of the respective applications.



30 hours


September 2020


Monday through Friday 10h00 | 17h30

Programme Direction

Álvaro Nascimento


Católica Porto Business School


You can make your online application here.

You can also deliver your application personally at the administrative offices of the school or mail to:

Católica Porto Business School
Rua Diogo Botelho, 1327
4169-005 Porto

Elements for Application:

  • Duly completed application form;
  • Detailed CV;
  • An updated photograph;
  • Identification Document photocopy / Taxpayer Card;



950 € + VAT

Payment Policy

When applying it should be paid 10% of the programme's amount. The remaining amount must be settled in accordance with the payment schedule set. VAT at the legal rate must be added to all prices.

Cancellation policy

Cancellation of an entry within 15 days prior to the start of the programme will lead to no reimbursement of the registration fee. A no-show or cancellation of a registration after the start of the programme involves its full payment. In certain circumstances, the Católica Porto Business School may postpone or cancel the implementation of a programme and in that case shall return in full all the amounts charged.

Special conditions

The attendance fee will have a 10% discount in case there are two enrolments from the same institution or 15% for three or more enrolments. Former students of Catholic University and EGE - Business Management School will benefit from a 10% discount. AEP Members will have a 10% discount and the associated AEP Plus benefit of a deduction of 13%. Discounts are not cumulative.


Executive Coordination

Isabel Barros


Tel: 226196260

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