At a Glance

Next Available Program
Feb 25 - April 7

Time Commitment
30 hours (5 hours/week)

Program Duration
6 weeks

Certification
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

2019 Program Dates

UPCOMING SESSION
February 2019 April 2019 July 2019 September 2019 October 2019
Program Start February 25 April 29 July 15 September 9 October 28
Program End April 7 June 9 August 25 October 20 December 8

 

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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Success Stories

I now have great understanding of financial concepts. The professors’ ability to simplify the concepts, and the assignment tips, was amazing. I really appreciated the examples of the financial models.

Director of Sales Operations

Telecommunications Company

The lectures from the professors were incredibly well done. The level of content they covered, the examples they provided, and the interactions with the professors were all excellent.

Vice President

Technology Company

I really enjoyed the introduction of financial information and concepts that deepen business and strategic knowledge, as well as new vocabulary and a more rigorous understanding of the challenges facing business decision-makers.

Chief Strategy Officer

Not for Profit Company

FAQ

How many hours per week am I expected to devote to the program?

Our programs are designed for busy professionals. Participants are expected to spend 4-5 hours each week watching video lectures and completing assignments. There are also live online sessions most weeks, which last 1-1.5 hours each.

How long does the program last?

Our leadership development programs last 6 weeks. Additionally, you will complete a short orientation prior to the official start of the program.

Will I receive a grade or university credit?

Upon successfully completing the program, you will receive a certificate of completion from the sponsoring business school. ExecOnline provides non-degree programs for which no grades or university credits are provided.

Who takes ExecOnline programs?

Our programs are designed for busy leaders—managers, directors, VPs, and C-suite—with the drive and desire to solve their organization’s critical business challenges. Our short, focused programs allow you to develop solutions for both near- and long-term challenges—without disrupting your day-to-day responsibilities.

Will I apply my learnings to real-world work objectives?

Yes. You will develop a project of your choosing that addresses your organization’s critical business challenges. At the completion of the program, you will have produced an implementation-ready project, designed to make a fiscal and business impact.

Do you have an alumni program?

Yes. You can stay connected to ExecOnline through our alumni group, which allows you to interact with peers to generate support and networking opportunities.

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