Finance for Non-Financial Professionals

Event has passed (Sat Apr 28, 2018 - Sat Apr 28, 2018)
San Francisco State University (SFSU) - Downtown Campus
9:00am - 5:00pm
Class / Workshop


Finance for Non-Financial Professionals
1-Day Executive Education Program
Finance is the language of business.

Finance for Non-Financial Professionals Program aims to familiarize the non-finance professional with fundamental principles of a company’s financial structure. Advance your potential by gaining concrete knowledge of a corporation’s financial standing. Come learn from a dedicated professor in an atmosphere of like-minded professionals.

This interactive program is designed for participants to learn the fundamentals and best practices of financial management. In learning the financial structure of a company, it becomes important to recognize and avoid common financial management statements and their use. This program provides a solid foundation and introduction to financial management as well as the latest tools for practical application in the real world. College professor with in-depth experience in financial management will collaborate with participants in case studies and team work.

Event ticket costs $250* USD. Please register at the Eventbrite

A 10% discount is given for taking both classes: Investments and Time Value of Money and Finance for Non-Finance Professionals. Current SF State students and alumni and those who register early will receive a special discounted price. Program pricing and dates subject to change.

* This ticket includes light refreshments throughout the day.

Who Should Attend
Our session is intended for driven and enthusiastic individuals looking to gain effective finance and accounting skills in order to become better contributors. A session open to those interested in understanding the decision-making process of investing and capital budgeting. Obtain a rich introduction of financial documents essential to understanding a company’s reach for current and future projects. Become acquainted with the language and data utilized in upper-management positions. Participate and become confident in your ability to lead your company to the next level of financial decisions.

Program Objectives
Learn basic financial management terminology and gain practical insights
Understand how to read basic financial statements
Avoid common financial management pitfalls and mistakes
Understand basic spreadsheet analysis for publicly-traded companies
Learn how to prepare and understand budgets relevant to your department or project
Learn how to use financial management as an effective planning and scheduling tool
Course Outlines
Why financial management?
Basic terminology
Common financial statements
Basic financial ratios
Budgeting process
Common financial planning pitfalls
Basic spreadsheet analysis
Return on investment
Scenario analyses


Herb Meiberger, CFA

Herb Meiberger, CFA®, is a lecturer of Finance at San Francisco State University’s College of Business and has taught courses in corporate finance and investments since 1982. Concurrently, from 1992 to 2017, he was elected to five consecutive terms as a Board Member of the City and County of San Francisco’s Employees’ Retirement System. Mr. Meiberger served as Chairman of the Investment Committee and Chairman of the ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) Committee. Mr. Meiberger is a principal of Berkeley Investment Advisors, and manages retirement accounts and trust funds for individuals. Mr. Meiberger holds a B.S. in Mathematics and Chemistry from the University of South Dakota, an M.B.A. in Finance from the University of California at Berkeley, and is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA®).


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