Finance and Accounting for the Nonfinancial Executive
In today's rapidly changing economy, every executive needs to be able to master the language of finance and accounting, know what questions to ask and evaluate the financial implications of any business decision.
Finance and Accounting for the Nonfinancial Executive provides executives with limited financial background the opportunity to gain a practical understanding of financial concepts and become more discerning of possible problems. As part of the program, faculty coaches guide participants through the program's signature Corporate Financial Analysis, a hands-on detailed financial analysis of their own company or a company of their choosing to optimize their understanding of what the financials really mean for their businesses.
December 2-6, 2013
April 21-25, 2014
June 23-27, 2014
September 8-12, 2014
December 1-5, 2014
New York City
Includes materials and some meals.
In five days of hands-on, interactive sessions, Finance and Accounting for the Nonfinancial Executive provides you with a unique opportunity to deepen your expertise of finance and accounting for better management and decision-making capabilities.
The program features sessions on the role of accounting, key concepts of managerial and financial accounting, ratio calculation, and analysis of your company and shareholder value management.
A hallmark of this program that is unmatched in other Executive Education programs is the Corporate Financial Analysis, a hands-on detailed financial analysis of your company, or a company of your choosing with the help of faculty coaches. The analysis results in a customized financial profile that summarizes how the specific business is doing. Faculty coaches help you read this profile on different levels, discuss the importance of each number for your business and be able to tell how your business is doing based on the figures, assessing strengths and areas for improvements.
At the end of the program, you will have mastered key finance and accounting concepts and understand the relationships among profitability, cash flow, liquidity and growth, and identify the red flags in financial statements -- highly important in the current volatile financial context.
Finance and Accounting for the Nonfinancial Executive is designed for midlevel to senior-level executives with five or more years of experience in corporate or divisional roles who seek a deeper understanding of finance and accounting.
The program is well suited for those in creative or technical fields and can also serve as a refresher for executives with some knowledge of finance and accounting.
Alumni and up to four of their colleagues are eligible for a 25 percent tuition benefit for programs lasting up to seven days.
Finance and Accounting for the Nonfinancial Executive blends broad financial principles with practical applications.
How You Will Benefit in the Current Context
Participants report appreciating the thoroughness of the program: rigorous, but rewarding. The personal attention participants receive from faculty brings concepts into clearer focus more readily and helps participants quickly gain confidence in their new finance and accounting skills.
Summary of Benefits
- Understand accounting's role in business and master the language of accounting
- Learn and apply key concepts of managerial and financial accounting
- Calculate ratios and develop a sound ratio analysis
- Receive faculty coaching on your Corporate Financial Analysis
- Apply finance and accounting concepts to shareholder value management
- Identify red flags in financial statements
Upon completion of this program, you will earn 5 days towards a Certificate in Business Excellence.