Education for the higher educated

Acquiring the fundamentals in financial statement analysis

Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management

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Finance for non-financials portfolio

In the Finance for non-financials portolio, this programme represents M1- level 1, meaning that it gives the foundations in financial statement analysis and that no prior knowledge is required on this subject.


This training aims at providing the foundations in finance and accounting in order to become conversant with financial statements and thus better understand how business decision outcomes are reflected in the company's financial report. Participants will also learn how to go beyond accounting figures to assess financial performance.



The programme is composed of 3 full days. Classes start at 9h15 and finish at 17h30.



Solvay Brussels School - Av. F.D. Roosevelt, 42, 1050 Brussels


Tuition fees

1 module taken as stand-alone course: 1.800 € (if 3 days) / 1.200 € (if 2 days). If you take at least 3 modules: 10% discount. If you take the 5 modules: 15% discount.21% VAT is added to the total amount.



Thanks to a strong experience in both academic and business world, our faculty perfectly associates academic knowledge to practical expertise. Case studies and group works combined to ex-cathedra sessions, make the course extremely interactive and enriching for all the participants who will then benefit from continous exchanges with professors and peers.

The programme adresses to non-financial managers and executives regularly confronted to:


  • evaluating profitability
  • assessing the financial health of a firm or a business unit
  • interpreting the results of financial analysis

During a two-day course, participants will learn how to:


  • understand balance sheets and income statements of a company
  • assess financial performance of a company or a project
  • build your financial plan and cash-flow statement
  • prepare and interpret a cash budget
  • explain how a profitable company can go bust

Level University
Incompany No
Open enrolment Yes
Lead time 3 days
Costs (indication) Between € 1,350 and € 2,700
Titles No title
Required language skills English
Country Belgium
Completion Certificate