At a Glance

Upcoming Programs
April 30 - June 10

Time Commitment
30 hours (5 hours/week)

Program Duration
6 weeks

MIT Sloan Management Certification

Who Should Attend
Senior Leaders, Mid-level & Team Leaders, Directors

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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, group learning, and optional coaching sessions
  • Facilitated intra-company team meetings
  • Final project, which integrates your weekly activities

2018 Program Dates

April 2018 July 2018 September 2018 October 2018
Program Start April 30 July 16 September 4 October 22
Program End June 10 August 26 October 14 December 2



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.

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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.

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