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Agribusiness Finance for Non-Financial Managers

July 24 - 27, 2018


Program Overview
Agribusiness Finance for Non-Financial Managers will deepen your understanding of financial management responsibilities and how they fit into broader company goals, the industry and the marketplace. You will cover the basics of financial management, then use a case study and team-based assignments to strengthen your financial understanding. You will learn how to make better informed decisions by analyzing and extracting data from key financial statements. You'll also establish a foundation of financial terminology that you can use to better communicate the financial goals and performance of your area to outside sources, such as your chief financial officer (CFO).

Key Benefits

At this seminar, you will:

  • Understand how your daily decisions impact the company's profitability
  • Learn key financial terminology you can use to better communicate with financial managers
  • Discover how to make more informed decisions by using financial statements
  • Apply practical financial tools for examining profitability to relevant agribusiness industry situations
  • Discuss the current financial market and its impact on agribusinesses

Program Content

Thinking Like a CFO

  • Define and understand key financial terminology
  • Review the five key areas of financial management decisions – profitability, capital and debt structure, size and growth, risk and financial documentation, and shareholder value

Financial Statements

  • Learn how to interpret balance sheets, income statements, and cash flow statements
  • Understand how managers use financial statements to assess a business' available resources

Financial Evaluation

  • Determine business opportunities by applying the basics of financial benchmarking
  • Discuss how to conduct a financial health assessment and measure stakeholders' returns
  • Explore the elements used to calculate expenditures

Financial Concepts — Profitability Analysis

  • Use simple profitability ratios and analytical procedures to determine financial standing
  • Identify company trends by comparing current figures to historical performance
  • Evaluate a business in relation to its competition

Financial Management — Practical Tools for Examining Profitability

  • Discover how to extract data from financial statements to make decisions
  • Focus on using the profitability linkage model to analyze management decisions
  • Apply financial tools to relevant agribusiness industry situations using a case study approach

Who Should Attend?

Non-financial mid- to upper-level managers who want to develop their understanding of business from a financial standpoint will benefit from the program. The seminar is intended for leaders who typically focus on sales, marketing, operations, or human resources activities; and whose responsibilities may include budgets, capital purchases, personnel costs, or other decisions that affect the company's bottom line.

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Program Dates

July 24-27, 2018


Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana

Registration Fee

Registration opening Fall 2017.
$2,395/person (through May 25, 2018)
$2,595/person (after May 25, 2018)

Is this program for you?

For inquiries and team rates, contact:
Betty Jones-Bliss, Associate Director

Educational Credit

You can earn CEU and CCA credit at this program.

Registration fees include all program materials, refreshments and some meals. Registrations are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Once the program is full, names will be added to a waiting list in the order in which they are received. Registration fees are due upon receipt of registration. Read the cancellation policy.

  Agribusiness Finance for Non-Financial Managers is an excellent program. It helped me understand the CFO role and improve my ability to interpret and interact with financial drivers.  

Joe Nail

Marketing Operations and Risk Mitigation Manager

  Agribusiness Finance is a great program! It was very applicable and will be useful in making decisions. It helped me better understand our business.  

Trent Torrance

Managing Director
JBS United