Leading Through Financial Excellence

Develop a more efficient and financially literate organization.

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Program Duration

6 weeks

Time Commitment

30 hours
(5 hours/week)

Certification

MIT Sloan School of Management Certificate of Completion

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.

Program Overview

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Who Should Attend

  • Senior Leaders
  • Mid-level & Team Leaders
  • Project Managers
  • Directors

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 weekly activities

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

Upcoming Program Dates

  • Feb 28 – Apr 10
  • Apr 26 – Jun 5
  • Jul 11 – Aug 21
  • Sep 5 – Oct 16
  • Oct 24 – Dec 4

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Experienced Faculty

  • Paul Asquith

    Gordon Y Billard Professor of Finance, MIT Sloan School of Management

    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

    Stewart C. Myers-Horn Family Professor of Finance, MIT Sloan School of Management

    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, MIT Sloan School of Management

    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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Additional Information

  • Will I receive a grade or university credit?

    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?

    2Our 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.

  • Will I receive a grade or university credit?

    3Our 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 many hours per week am I expected to devote to the program?

    4Our 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.

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