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Finance for Executives

  • Free

  • classroom only
  • United States (Evanston) |
  • Feb, 7th 2022 - Feb, 18th 2022
    • Certificate

    If you're new to financial decision-making or want a firmer grounding in the discipline, this 'finance for non-finance managers' program will dramatically increase your knowledge, deepen your practical understanding, improve your fluency and give you greater confidence in the decisions you make and influence. You'll also learn to evaluate investment opportunities and develop new insight into how shareholder value is created and the key role executives like you play in the process.

    Program Benefits

    • Contribute more meaningfully to financial decision making
    • Talk numbers with confidence
    • Read, understand and interpret financial statements 
    • Evaluate investment opportunities 
    • Understand the implications of financial decisions on firm value

    Who Should Attend

    • Executives who make or contribute to decisions with significant financial implications 
    • Managers with profit-and-loss responsibility in marketing, operations, human resources, engineering and other nonfinancial areas

    Faculty

    Marian Powers
    Academic Director; Adjunct Professor of Executive Education
    Artur Raviv
    Academic Director; Alan E. Peterson Professor of Finance
    Michael J. Fishman
    Academic Director; Norman Strunk Professor of Financial Institutions; Professor of Finance; Faculty Director, EMBA

    *Program faculty is subject to change

    Curriculum

    Interpreting Financial Reports

    • Identify the conceptual underpinnings of corporate reporting
    • Read and understand corporate financial statements
    • Conduct a qualitative assessment of financial performance

    Evaluating Investments

    • Understand investment evaluation criteria
    • Estimate cash flows, including the consequences of product cannibalization, shared production facilities and inflation
    • Apply discounted cash flow and multiples-based valuation methods
    • Understand strategic acquisitions

    Financial Decisions and Value Creation

    • Expand your knowledge of financial markets
    • Evaluate alternative sources of capital for short- and long-term financing
    • Manage capital structure
    • Estimate the cost of capital
    • Understand how the stock market responds to financial decisions

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