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IMD Executive Education

Finance for Boards

Oct 11, 2019
Lausanne, Switzerland
CHF 3300 ≈USD 3386
CHF 3300 per day
Oct 2, 2020
Lausanne, Switzerland
CHF 3300 ≈USD 3386
CHF 3300 per day

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Make smart strategic decisions based on hard finance data

Gone are the times when board members could listen to the CFO, smile, and candidly state that finance was not their piece of cake.

In a fast-changing and increasingly competitive business environment, you are expected to have a solid grasp of finance so you can best challenge the management team on finance reports, and make strategic decisions based on hard finance data.

Finance for Boards is designed to give you the essential finance knowledge you need to make tough decisions for your company in areas such as mergers & acquisitions as well as risk management.

  • Master the main financial valuation methods and their meaning
  • Be at ease reviewing and challenging financial reports presented to you
  • Understand the risk framework put in place by companies
  • Grasp the value behind mergers and acquisitions

Who should attend

You are a board member, chairperson, board secretary, aspiring board member or a professional working closely with boards. Regardless of your position, you want to play a more proactive, productive and effective role so you can make a real difference in your boardroom and company.


Salvatore Cantale is Professor of Finance at IMD. His major research and consulting interests are in value creation, valuation, and the way in which corporations structure liabilities and choose financing options. Additionally, he is interested in the relation between finance and leadership, and ...


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