Management and Leadership

Fundamentals of Finance for the Technical Executive

Dates: Jun 24-25, 2014| Nov 11-12, 2014

Certificate Track: Management and Leadership

Participant Ratings


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Today's technical executive must be able to use finance to persuade corporate financial officers to fund projects, and use financial tools to address senior management's concerns about risk. Applying basic principles of finance and accounting to day-to-day and longer-term management activities will transform a technical manager’s ability to achieve their goals.

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This interactive, hands-on program will enable participants to:

  • Understand how funding decisions are made and how they can influence those decisions by applying financial principles to project evaluation and resource allocation
  • Learn how to assess projects for their potential economic value
  • Conduct discounted cash flow (DCF) valuations

This program is designed for executives who manage project teams and departments, and technical professionals involved with R&D, product and software design, engineering, and other scientific and technical work. No advanced quantitative skills are required, but participants should bring calculators.

Past participants have included key members of technical management, such as:

  • CIOs
  • Chief technologists
  • Head scientists
  • R&D and product development directors
  • Engineering and manufacturing vice presidents
  • Corporate strategists
  • Project managers
  • Systems information managers

07:45 AM - 08:30 AMRegistration and Continental Breakfast
08:30 AM - 12:30 PMBasic Concepts of Finance, Case Study of Wilson Lumber and In-Class Group Work
12:30 PM - 01:30 PMLuncheon
01:30 PM - 05:30 PMIntroduction to Project Evaluation, Investment Evaluation Exercise
05:30 PM - 06:30 PMReception
07:45 AM - 08:30 AMContinental Breakfast
08:30 AM - 12:30 PMMore on Project Evaluation
12:30 PM - 01:30 PMLuncheon
01:30 PM - 04:30 PMProject Evaluation, Case Study and In-Class Group Work

    Truely a great learning experience.

    Excellent program for non-finance professionals. Great introduction to the world of Finance.

    A outstanding course for understanding finance for those not in finance.

    The handouts were not as good as in other courses.

    Well taught course on the fundamentals. Emphasis on Net Present Value. Good material.