If you’re new to financial decision-making or want a firmer grounding in the discipline, this “finance for non-finance professionals” 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.
In a highly collaborative and supportive learning environment, you’ll gain new knowledge and understanding in interactive classroom sessions led by senior Kellogg faculty, then spend time in working sessions with your instructors and fellow class members applying theory to practice with a heavy emphasis on real-life executive finance case examples.
This program will be offered in a live virtual format through spring 2021. Our live virtual programs are built to deliver a rich experience that’s comparable to our in-person programs. You will have the opportunity to engage with our faculty and your peers in live discussions and lecture sessions. You will come away with the tools to navigate and succeed in the new business landscape.
VIDEO: Gain greater confidence in the decisions you make and influence
Note: No background in finance is required
Financial Decisions and Value Creation
Optional Offer: Accounting TutorialParticipants in this program consistently point to the optional, pre-program accounting tutorial as an important value-added component of the program. Led by Professor Powers, the tutorial focuses on financial reports, how to read between the lines and what auditors look for. You can register for this option when you enroll.
Artur Raviv - Academic Director; Alan E. Peterson Professor of Finance
Michael J. Fishman - Academic Director; Senior Associate Dean, Faculty and Research; Norman Strunk Professor of Financial Institutions; Professor of Finance; Academic Director of CPU
Marian Powers - Adjunct Professor of Executive Education
“In today's ever changing world, a deeper, broader knowledge of finance and all relevant drivers are critical to seeing and understanding the bigger picture and making an impact on your business. This program and all [the] professors have more than exceeded my expectations! Thank you!”
President Brink's US & EVP - N. America, Brink's Inc.
“This program has been a fantastic learning experience; it has not only significantly improved my understanding of financial statements and financial terms and concepts, but also made me more comfortable and confident in my ability to be a part of the critical financial discussions and decisions in my organization. I am leaving with a higher level of confidence and knowledge!”
General Manager, IGT
“For those of us who don't regularly focus on finance and accounting, the knowledge [from] this program is professional dynamite - really the difference between making sound business decisions (and best guesses), and smart, strategic business decisions. This program exceeded my expectations and changed the daunting into an asset for me in my role.”
Vice President of Corporate Communication, Kiewit
Please contact us to schedule an advising session
February 1-12, 2021
Start: February 1 at 8:30 AM
End: February 12 at 1:15 PM
April 19-30, 2021
Start: April 19 at 8:30 AM
End: April 30 at 1:15 PM
October 10-15, 2021
Start: October 10 at 3:45 PM
End: October 15 at 11:45 AM
Fee includes lodging and most meals