At a Glance

Upcoming Programs
Oct 2 - Nov 12

Time Commitment
30 hours (5 hours/week)

Program Duration
6 weeks

Certification
MIT Sloan Management Certification

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How can this program impact your business?

Leading faculty from MIT will empower leaders with the concepts, language, and skills necessary to make important business decisions through a financial lense.

ENTERPRISE RETURN ON INVESTMENT

$3.4M
Total Enterprise Investment in Programs

102X

$354M
Value Created Per Enterprise

INDIVIDUAL RETURN ON INVESTMENT

Average Investment:

$2,000-$4,000

Per Participant

Projected
Realized Impact:

$272,000

Per Participant

Who Should Attend

This course is designed for non-financial leaders who want to analyze, develop, and make the financial case for critical investments to senior-most management. It’s beneficial for:

  • Senior leaders
  • Directors
  • Mid-level and team leaders

Program Overview

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About the Program

In Leading Through Financial Excellence, MIT Sloan School of Management’s elite faculty elevates non-financial leaders by giving them the concepts, language, and skills necessary to make important business decisions through a financial lens. Upon completing the certificate program, business leaders will be able to analyze, develop, and make the financial case for critical investments to senior-most management.

Key Takeaways

  • Understand how to build a business case for an investment project
  • Acquire a framework for evaluating all incremental costs
  • Learn to identify assumptions and areas of risk
  • Apply learnings to develop alternative scenarios, resulting valuations, and opportunities for generating real options

Program Structure

  • 6 week duration, 30 hours to complete requirements
  • 10 hours of on-demand, HD lectures
  • Professor interactions, office hours, and group learning
  • Facilitated intra-company team meetings
  • Final project, which integrates your weekly activities
  • Optional issue forums available

Experienced Faculty

  • Paul Asquith

    Gordon Y Billard Professor of Finance

    Professor Paul Asquith is a specialist in corporate finance and a media source for the field of corporate finance and control, including mergers, dividend policy, financial distress, and market efficiency. MIT Sloan program students have recognized Asquith with 13 Teaching Excellence Awards.

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  • Antoinette Schoar

    Professor of Entrepreneurial Finance

    An expert in corporate finance, entrepreneurship, and organizational economics, Professor Antoinette Schoar researches venture capital, entrepreneurial finance, corporate diversification, governance, and capital budgeting decisions in firms. She is also a co-founder of ideas42, a non-profit that uses insights from behavioral economics and psychology to solve social problems.

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  • Jake Cohen

    Senior Associate Dean for Undergraduate and Master's Programs

    Jake Cohen oversees MIT Sloan’s portfolio of degree programs, as well as the Offices of Admissions, Student Life, and Career Development. He is responsible for setting strategy for undergraduate and Master's programs. Prior to his academic career, Cohen worked as an accountant at KPMG LLP in Philadelphia, and as a mergers and acquisition consultant for PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP in New York City.

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