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Friday14 May 2021

Finance for Non-Financial Managers Course

Overview of the center

The Center for Graduate and Professional Studies (CGPS) is an integral unit of the Modern College of Business and Science, focused at providing strategic long-term and short professional development programs for corporate client as well as for general public.

The center has 7 fulltime employees and has the access to the network of another 110 full-time faculty and trainers with Modern College of Business and Science in fields of Business studies such as management, finance, marketing, HR, health and safety, logistics and transport, aviation, IT and transferable skills and 21st. century Skills (including Assessment).

The center is located at Modern College of Business and Science in Bowsher, and uses one entire wing in the building, designed specially to accommodate adult learners such as employees and post graduate students


Course Title
Finance for Non-Finance Managers
Course Length 15 Hours
Language of Delivery English Language
Proposed course delivery dynamics Length: 15 hrs. delivered over 5 consecutive days
Frequency: 3 hrs. a day from Sunday to Thursday.
Starting date: from 17th to 21st Nov 2019
Timing: From 5pm to 8 pm
Program details The course provides managers, especially from functional areas other than finance such as sales, marketing, human resource, research and development, production, procurement, an extensive knowledge of financial decision-making involving cost-savings, budgeting, new projects decisions, fund-raising, growth strategies and so on. The course also covers the analysis of financial statements
Learning objectives By the end of this course, participants will:
  • understand and analyze the financial statements of a firm from decision making point of view.
  • understand the application of time value of money in financial decisions.
  • make short-term financial decisions.
  • prepare operational and financial budgets.
  • understand the application of various capital budgeting techniques.
  • practice the working capital management decisions
  • make the capital structure decision.
  Important note:
A Certificate of attendance will be issued upon finishing the course. In case a participant needs his/her certificate to be endorsed by the Ministry of Manpower, extra time is needed to get it stamped. Additional charges maybe applicable.
Details of the text and resources planned to use Participants will get hard copies of the PowerPoint slides used for the course session. In addition, supplementary materials will be provided. These will mainly consist of research articles published in the relevant fields.
Instructor’s Profile: Dr. Ravi Thirumalaisamy holds a Doctorate in Corporate Finance from Bharathiar University, India. He has been working as a faculty member in the department of Business and Economics, MCBS, since 2012. His academic areas are Accounting and Finance. He has 21 years of teaching experience to his credit and has published research papers in reputed journals including ISI indexed journals and presented papers in a number of international conferences. He has been a review committee member serving for various research journals. Before joining MCBS, he headed the Department of Business, Royal Thimphu College, Bhutan.
Teaching / Training Interests
  • Accounting
  • Corporate Finance
Research Areas
  • Corporate Finance
Some of his latest publications
  • Published a paper entitled “The Efficiency Implications of Corporate Earnings Retention “at MTMI International Conference, Orlando, Florida, USA, 2019.
  • Benjamin Christopher Ravi Thirumalaisamy [ 2018], “Stockholders Wealth Maximization- a Myth or Reality? Sci.Int.(Lahore),29(4),995-1000,2017 ISSN 1013-5316; [Web of Science, ISI Indexed Journal]
Academic Qualifications
  • PhD in Corporate Finance, Bharathiar University, Tamil Nadu, India, 2011
  • M. Phil [Finance], Bharathiar University, Tamil Nadu, India, 1998.  M.Com – Specialization in Accounting and Finance, Bharathiar University, Tamil Nadu, India, 1996 v B. Com, Bharathiar University, Tamil Nadu, India, 1994.
  • Professional Qualification in Accounting v ICMA – Part II [Financial Decision Making] passed, Part I is due in December 2019.
Course contents
  Day 1
  • Understanding and analysis of financial statements
  • Income statement
  • Balance sheet
  • Cash flow statement
  • Financial statement analysis using Ratios
Day 2
  • Working capital management
  • What is working capital?
  • Kinds of working capital
  • Operating cycle and components of working capital
  • Working capital management and decision-making.
  • Time Value of Money
  • Present value and future value calculations
Day 3
  • Short-term decision-making
  • Cost management terms
  • Cost-Volume-Profit analysis
  • Other short-term business decisions
      • Make or buy
      • Shut down or continue
      • Sell or process further
      • Special orders
  • Budgeting and Budgetary control process
Day 4
  • Investing decisions – Capital budgeting techniques
Day 5
  • Capital Structure decisions


Deadline for registration
November 14Th. 2019
Fees 250/OMR per person
Available discount 20% discount for a group of participants (more than 5)
In the event of acceptance Please contact us at: 968 24 583 510 | 575 |558 or via email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.