Financial Decision Making (Global Leader Program)

Aalto University School of Business

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  • 3 days
  • in person

Aalto University School of Business


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Who should attend

The Financial Decision Making program is designed for experienced managers and business leaders who need to understand and interpret financial information in order to manage across functions in a global context.

It is also relevant for experts and specialists who aspire to build competencies and confidence in making strategic decisions.

About the course

Financial Decision-Making is a three-day core module of the Global Leader Program which can also be taken as a stand-alone program.

Today’s business manager needs the know-how to navigate the financial information when making decisions. Understanding finance is crucial to obtaining project funding, anticipating business trends, or evaluating company performance. You cannot make decisions unless you understand how the money flows.

The Financial Decision Making program will provide you with an understanding of balance sheets, income statements, cash flow statements, and other financial disclosures, and how this information relates to key variables in management decisions.

Up to 4.5 European credits (EC) can be transferred from the Financial Decision Making program to the Aalto Executive MBA or Aalto MBA program.


The Financial Decision Making program is designed to enhance your performance through improved financial capabilities.

Gain an understanding of balance sheets, income statements, cash flow statements and other financial disclosures

Gain an ability to link financial information to key variables of management decisions

Learn international financial reporting (IFRS) requirements

Contents and Schedule

The program provides an understanding of basic finance and accounting concepts. It starts by giving an overview of financial statements, and then examines the basic issues relating to costs and financial management. The basic financing and investment decisions of a company within a value maximization framework are introduced, emphasizing the application of financial concepts/models to practical applications for decision-making. Financial Decision Making is highly topical module drawing from current global economic examples.


  • Understand the relationship between finance and accounting, and the implications for financial decision-making
  • Introduce the principles of financial management in value creation in any financial decision-making
  • Understand the rationale behind operations of valuation
  • Appreciate the importance of the financial markets
  • Establish the links to different industries


Christel Berghäll Högström

Christel Berghäll-Högström is a Senior Fellow, Human Capital at The Conference Board. In this role, Christel supports the Human Capital Practice which includes The Conference Board Human Capital Exchange™, research, conferences, webcasts and programs in a broad spectrum of human capital areas. In...

Khaled Soufani

Dr Soufani has published extensively in economics and finance in areas relating to financial management, corporate restructuring, M&A, private equity, venture capital and family business and the financial and economic affairs of small to medium-sized enterprises. His research also includes wo...

Pekka Mattila

Dr. Pekka Mattila serves as a Professor of Practice at the Aalto University School of Business. He works frequently with both European and Asian executive audiences on themes of strategic management and agility, strategy co-creation, business model innovation, executive leadership, top team dynam...

Esa Saarinen

Applied philosophy, philosophy of life, systems intelligence, positive philosophy and positive philosophical practice, good work and good life, philosophy of leadership, pedagogy of flourishing, elevation processes, superproductivity in huge lecture settings, inspirational lecturing in university...

Henri Schildt

Henri Schildt is a tenured professor with a joint appointment at the Aalto School of Business (Management & Organizations) and the School of Science’s Department of Industrial Engineering and Management. His research interests span digitalization, technology strategy, organizational change, a...

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