Executive Certificate in Financial Management

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Ensuring today’s leaders have financial fluency for tomorrow.

Organization leaders and managers must have a strong practical understanding of finance. Smart business decisions rely on a fundamental knowledge of finance to connect business verticals for organizational success and to translate financial outcomes into meaningful feedback. Focused on the principles of finance and accounting, the Executive Certificate in Financial Management transforms a manager’s ability to impact corporate strategy.

The Executive Certificate in Financial Management consists of three courses designed to provide the nonfinancial manager with the concepts and terminology to communicate with financial managers effectively. Upon completion, you will have a solid foundation in finance to more confidently articulate business investments, develop new insights into shareholder value, identify cost savings opportunities and resource allocation within your organization, and make data-drive decisions to improve business performance.


The Executive Certificate in Financial Management consists of three courses:

Finance for the Non-Financial Manager is the prerequisite course for the certificate and must be taken before Financial Statement Analysis and Capital Budgeting. Financial Statement Analysis and Capital Budgeting can be taken in any order.


Finance for the Non-Financial Manager

In our Finance for the Non-Financial Manager course, you will gain an understanding of financial analysis in order to inform your organization’s potential investment options. Learn how to assess your company's financial position, risk, profitability, and how to choose between competing projects and priorities. Whether you’re a leader making decisions with financial implications, or a rising manager looking for a strong introduction to financial concepts and analyses, this course will enhance your skill set through lectures, exercises and the discussion of real-world business cases.

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Financial Statement Analysis

This course introduces participants to the essential of financial statement analysis and forecasting. You will learn to interpret financial statements, develop a more comprehensive understanding of how managerial decisions impact the main financial statements, and develop the basic concepts of forecasting future financial statements.

The prerequisite for this course is Finance for the Non-Financial Manager

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Capital Budgeting

Leaders must be proficient in capital budgeting to ensure that capital resources are strategically implemented to generate maximum return. Capital Budgeting aims to equip business leaders with the terminology, skillset, and the strategic mindset required to navigate a complex business environment, evaluate competing investment options, execute budgeting decisions that achieve goals, and effectively communicate their decisions and impact. 

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