Series: Money Matters

Financial management

This course will introduce participants to the analysis and use of financial information with the purpose of creating meaningful managerial insight and better financial decision-making.


Our abilities to create meaningful interpretation and financial decision-making relies on our capabilities to understanding and analyze the provided financial information.

The objective of this course is to introduce participants to the analysis and use of the financial statements for the purpose of managing:

  • The value creation during the financial period
  • The financial situation at the end of the financial period
  • The future cash-flow generating (earnings) capabilities.

However, the information needed for financial management does not automatically result from merely reading the financial statements: analysis and interpretation is necessary.

What you will learn

You will develop the insight to understand the need for financial statement analysis for the purpose of financial management, with an emphasis on the statement of cash flows.

You will acquire hands on skills to evaluate the profitability, liquidity, and growth of the organizational entity and identify its drivers.

You will learn to extract relevant decision-making information by means of reformulating the income statement and balance sheet for the purpose of analyzing a company’s financial situation.

Course content

The course consists of (guest) lectures, group-based casework, and an individual course paper.

Lectures introduce the indicated topics conceptually and explore the application of these concepts in real-life cases.

Course sessions are categorized into three topical areas:


Professor Hanno Roberts, Department of accounting and operations management

Associate Professor Ignacio Garcia de Olalla Lopez, Department of accounting and operations management

Associate Professor Kizkitza Biguri, Department of accounting and operations management


Price per course is 6450, - Payment is made upon registration.


  • Application deadline: 
  • Start date: 
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Registration is closed



The series of Short Learning Modules consists of three separate modules where you can chose one, two or three modules. Each module runs over a period of three weeks with weekly 3 hours online live classes at Zoom and online learning material and activities at the Insendi learning platform.


If you have signed up for all three modules within the same course series, and qualify for exam for this type of course at BI, you may formalize the course series with an exam, counting for 7.5 ECTS.

The admission requirement for a 7,5 ECTS course at bachelor level is passed three years upper secondary education (In Norway this provides general study competence). Alternatively, admission may be based on age and prior learning and work experience. An exam fee will be added. The deadline if you want to apply for the exam is 1 March or 1 October.

Practical information