Finance for Non Specialists

Having financial literacy not only helps you make better personal financial decisions, but also gives you a key competency desired  by employers. Many senior executives in corporations come from finance background. 

In this course,  you will learn about the time value of money, the relationship between risk and return, investment appraisal, sources of financing and stock valuation.

  • Understand that money has time value.
  • Able to determine present or future value of assets and cash flows.
  • Able to make investment appraisal using payback period, return on investment and net present value.
  • Understand the relationship between risk and return, and diversification.
  • Identify the various long term or short term financing options available to a business
  • Determine the value of company stocks
  1. Time value of money
    • Future value and compounding
    • Present value and discounting
    • Annuities
    • Types of loans and the effective interest
  2. Investment appraisal
    • Payback period
    • Return on investment
    • Net present value
  3. Risk and return
    • Relationship between risk and expected return
    • Systematic and unsystematic risk
    • Diversification
  4. Sources of financing
    • Short term financing
    • Long term financing
    • Effect of financial leverage
  5. Stock valuation
    • Dividend growth model
    • Comparable companies analysis
    • Price / earning ratio

Post Training Quiz and Completion of Action Plan.


2 full days (16 hours)

Course Fee

Vietnamese: $1200 to $1600 per group
English: $1500 to $1800 per group


From our experiences in working with SPECTRA in developing our human resources capabilities, we have been satisfied with the trainers’ professionalism and skills, the quality of the training materials and administrative support that SPECTRA provides.

Pham Tri Tuyet

HR Supervisor Canon Vietnam

We are very pleased with the quality of the training. The content of the training program was well-developed and highly relevant to our managers. The entire program was effectively delivered through engaging, fun and meaningful training methods that enhanced participants’ skills and knowledge.

Santi Sanguansat

Vice President - Aquaculture Business, CP Group

Throughout the years of experience in cooperating with SPECTRA, in developing our people, SPECTRA has proven to be a reliable training partner. Trainers of SPECTRA are knowledgeable and experienced. Furthermore, we have also been satisfied with the quality of training need analysis, customized training materials, administrative support and post-training evaluations that they have provided us with

Keichi Murakami

Executive General Manager - Isuzu Vietnam

The training class was fun and meaningful and has enriched all the participants with more knowledge

Richard KH Chua

Chief Executive Officer - Ben Thanh Management Services Co Ltd