Improve your ability to interpret financial reports, and learn the language and techniques of finance—whether you are new to finance or just want to sharpen existing skills. Senior members of the Kellogg School's world renowned faculty lead this introductory program which empowers you with concepts to understand and predict the financial implications of managerial decisions.
The program provides a comprehensive view of shareholder value creation and the key role managers play in the process. You will explore methods for determining the cash-flow and stock price implications of strategic decisions such as plant and equipment additions, acquisitions, new product introductions, and credit and payment policies.
You will learn to identify sources of capital, set appropriate corporate and business growth objectives, and increase the attractiveness of your company’s securities to investors.
- This program consists of several different topics.Some of the topics covered in the program include:
- Optional Accounting Tutorial
- Interpreting Financial Reports
- Evaluating Investments
- Financial Decisions and Value Creation
Topics are presented in a combination of lectures, cases, small-group discussions, and reviews of current research results. In the evenings, you will meet in faculty-assisted study groups to prepare for the next day's topics. You will receive a comprehensive reference manual of readings and program materials that will serve as a helpful resource in the future.
During this course, you will:
- Learn to read and interpret financial statements
- Determine the cash-flow and stock price implications of major strategic and operating decisions
- Understand the role of financing and the determination of the cost of capital
- Learn how to work more effectively with financial executives
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