Grasping Financial Management

Making the right investment decisions


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To create value, you need to invest. But make the wrong decisions and you could have a negative impact on the balance sheet. On this two-day programme, you’ll live and learn the frameworks you need to weigh up risks – so you can take the leap into making informed decisions. You’ll cover concepts including cash flow, net working capital, payback and net present value (NPV).

Detailed programme

This programme gives you the ability to better manage the net capital in your company – and to assess the profitability of your investment projects with more accuracy. You’ll make informed decisions about all aspects of investment. And you will always maintain an equilibrium in the management of investment-linked risks.  

Module 1: Raising financing and working capital management 

  • Discover the key concepts in financial management: cash flow, net working capital, payback and net present value (NPV) 
  • Develop and implement a financial plan 
  • Learn to manage working capital 

Module 2: Investment decisions 

  • Explore front-to-end analysis of the investment process 
  • Carry out in-depth examinations of various selection methods: Net Present Value (NPV), Internal Rate of Return (IRR), etc 
  • Learn about feasibility and financing of investments and their related risks 
  • Assess the profitability of investment projects 

Interested in all the basic principles of financial management? ‘Grasping Financial Management’ is part of the 7-day programme ‘Financial Management for Non-Financial Managers’.

Why this programme

  • Master all key concepts such as cash flow, net working capital, payback and net present value (NPV) 
  • Learn different methods for developing an investment policy 
  • Learn to draw up a financial plan like an expert 
  • Develop a deep understanding of the complete investment process 

Who should attend

  • Professionals 
  • Functional managers outside finance 
  • General managers with little prior knowledge of finance 

Success stories

Karel Schatteman

Using interesting case studies, the key principles of financial management are explained in a clear and practical manner. This provides people with limited or no financial background with an exceptionally good foundation! 


Wouter De Maeseneire

Wouter De Maeseneire

Professor of Corporate Finance

Wouter De Maeseneire is passionate about explaining financial management principles by linking finance to business models and strategies.

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Saar Dhaene

Saar Dhaene

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