Finance for Non-Finance Executives Programme – TimesTSW


IIM KOZHIKODE- Executive Management Development Programme in Finance for Non-Finance Executives

Finance is considered as the lifeblood of a business. It has been considered as one of the most important functions of any business. Finance and accounting were considered as a discipline too technical and esoteric for non-finance professionals. However, it has been increasingly being embraced by professionals from across the domains like manufacturing, marketing, operations, human resources and information technology. This has led to this heightened awareness of the need to understand finance and accounting. Having recognized the need for today’s manager to be far more conscious of the financial impact of his/ her actions than his/ her predecessors, this course seeks to equip the non-finance professional with the basic set of tools and techniques from the finance and accounting discipline. Starting with the objective of the firm and an understanding of financial statements and analysis, the course progressively builds up on basic finance and cost concepts and aids the participant to apply these concepts in business situations that will lead to effective decision making.

Key Highlights

  • Programme content and structure designed by IIM Kozhikode
  • Lectures imparted by eminent faculty from IIM Kozhikode
  • Understand the key financial concepts, tools and techniques in a simple and lucid manner
  • Application of conceptual learning to actual business situations
  • Earn a Certificate of Completion from IIM Kozhikode
  • TSW Executive Education Alumni Membership

Programme Curriculum:

Module I: Understanding of Financial Statements
  • Balance Sheet
  • Profit and Loss Statement
  • Cash Flows Statement
Module II: Financial Statement Analysis
  • Understanding of Annual Reports
  • Financial Statement Analysis
  • Credit and Profit analysis
  • Analysis of Earnings Manipulations
Module III: Finance
  • Indian Financial Markets
  • Time Value of money
  • Capital Budgeting
  • Financial Analysis of business
Module IV: Cost Management
  • Cost analysis for decision making
  • Break even analysis
  • Budgeting and budgetary control

Key Learning Outcomes

  • 1 Understand and analyse the corporate performance through analysis of financial statements
  • 2 Understand the behaviour of costs and their applications for decision-making
  • 3 Understand and appreciate the role of financial management in decision-making
  • 4 To update with contemporary changes in finance and accounting concepts which will help in effective decision making

Who should attend

  • Working professionals across business functions and verticals who wish to inculcate key skills in finance and accounting.


Graduates in any discipline with minimum 2 years of professional work experience after completion of graduation.


The lectures will be delivered by eminent faculty from IIM Kozhikode. The approach to pedagogy combines live lectures, interactive discussions, case studies, class exercises and real time examples.

The sessions will be delivered from IIM Kozhikode studio on TPL technology platform to participants who would be attending from their respective places via their device (Laptop/Tablet).

Assessment & Certification

A minimum of 75% attendance to the LIVE lectures is a prerequisite for the successful completion of this programme. There are periodic evaluations built in throughout the duration of the program. These maybe in the form of a quiz, assignment, project, case studies or other objective/subjective assessments.

The main objective of the assignments/projects will be to help the participants apply their conceptual learning in the programme to actual organizational decision scenarios. The participants will have to secure the minimum pass marks in the respective evaluation components.

Participants who successfully complete the same and satisfy the requisite attendance criteria, will be awarded a Certificate of Completion from IIM Kozhikode. Participants who are unable to clear the evaluation criteria but have the requisite attendance will be awarded a Participation Certificate from IIM Kozhikode.

Programme Duration: – 4 months
Programme Start Date: – July, 2019
Classes: – Once a week, every Sunday 6:45 pm – 9:45 pm
Programme Fees: – INR 60,000 + Taxes as applicable

Programme Fee

Total Fees:
1st Instalment ( Registration Fee) INR 20,000 + GST 18% *
2nd Instalment INR 40000 + GST 18% * (15th July, 2019)

*GST 18% will be additional as applicable

Programme Schedule


Programme Start date July, 2019
Programme End date November, 2019

Programme Faculty:

Professor-Finance, Accounting and Control – IIM Kozhikode
Dr Sudershan Kuntluru is an Associate Professor in Finance, Accounting and Control area at IIM Kozhikode. He has a vast experience in teaching executive education and management development programs in India and abroad. He was a member of an Accounting Standard Board (ASB), ICAI, New Delhi. His research interests include IndAS implementation and impact, earnings management and strategic finance.

Professor-Finance, Accounting and Control – IIM Kozhikode
Dr. Sony Thomas is Ph.D. in Finance from Department of Management Studies, IIT Madras. He has conducted various training programmes in Finance to private and public sector companies. Prior to joining IIMK, he worked with Deloitte Research and GE Money-MSE Financial Decision Sciences Lab.

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