Comprehensive course analysis
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 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...
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...
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...
Globally oriented doer bridging academia and industry. Vice President at Aalto University since 2009, currently for External Relations since 2015. Professor of International Business at Aalto University since 2002. Solid executive education experience in Asia and Europe for two decades. Industry ...
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