Essential Concepts for Non-Finance Leaders and Managers


Gain a holistic understanding of what’s behind the numbers in the four main financial statements, and unlock insights into how to interpret business performance and ask the right questions, to drive strategic decision-making. This course is designed to equip non-financial leaders or those aspiring to leadership positions with the confidence to understand business from a financial lens, and value established businesses as well as startups.

In Financial Management for Leaders, professionals in non-financial roles will gain a bird’s eye view of how a firm’s performance is evaluated and how a firm is valued through its financial statements. The goal of this hands-on course is to demystify financial statements, understand the sources of value creation for companies, and determine if a company’s business activities is generating value.

You’ll come away armed with the knowledge to help you make better decisions in your role, while understanding the perspective of the Board, C-suite, and the CFO – ultimately adding to your arsenal of leadership effectiveness.

Core topics
  • Financial statement analysis
  • Company valuation
  • Entrepreneurial valuation
  • Understanding sources of value creation
Action-based learning
  • Guess the firm: Mystery industries
  • Valuing a firm

Dr. Triwit Ariyathugun is the Assistant Professor of Economics at ASB and International Faculty Fellow at MIT Sloan. His research interests are in the areas of central banking and asset pricing. One of his recent projects explores the implications of the interest-on-reserves policy on asset prices and macroeconomic outcomes. Prior to joining ASB, Dr. Ariyathugun was an Instructor in the Department of Economics of the University of Chicago and a postdoctoral associate at MIT Sloan. Dr. Ariyathugun holds a M.S. in Financial Mathematics from Stanford University and a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Chicago.


Assistant Professor of Economics

Recent graduates or those considering an MBA

For non-finance graduates looking to pivot their careers, or those considering an MBA or similar postgraduate degree, get a head start by learning the language of business.

Mid- to Senior career professionals

Gain the confidence to understand, analyze, and interpret financial statements and results, or refresh your knowledge of fundamental concepts.


Understand how to better manage your firm’s financial performance, as well as gain a broad understanding of how to value your startup.


This course is also part of our Executive Certificate track for ‘General Management’, designed for professionals who wish to gain an in-depth, comprehensive certification of their mastery and understanding of established managerial tools and frameworks for strong process and people management skills.


World-class teaching meets innovation and emerging world expertise

The ASB Iclif Executive Education Center’s open-enrollment courses are designed for busy professionals to upskill themselves with short, accelerated courses. Each course in our open enrollment program is self-contained and crafted to provide you with the essential knowledge, skills & tools to navigate in today’s complex world. Our course content is developed by drawing on the rigor of our founding parents – Bank Negara Malaysia and MIT Sloan – and combining it with fresh, innovative cases and approaches developed out of emerging trends in Asia and the developing world.

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9.00am – 1.00pm

Changes to the delivery mode for ASB ICLIF Executive Education courses may be made in accordance with government policies

Program Fee

RM 3,000 / USD 770

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