Fundamentals of Finance for the Technical Executive

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This program is designed to provide senior technical managers with the financial concepts, strategies, and tools needed to deal more effectively with corporate finance and senior management. Course curriculum focuses on basic financial principles for project evaluation, funding, and resource allocation, helping leaders apply the principles of finance to short-term and long-range goals.

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  • Michael K: This course was incredibly relevant to my role as a manager of new product development. It made me instantly conversant with other functions within my organization, and enabled me to contribute more effectively to making wise new product investment decisions.

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  • Brajesh J: Useful as a course for people with non-financial backgrounds who need to understand how financial reporting works. Explains how to make sense of financial reports.

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  • Andrew S: This program covers the basics of finance for technical executive used on a daily basis. Very useful Program.

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  • Karl R: A outstanding course for understanding finance for those not in finance.

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  • Joe V: Professors Jenter and Schoar made it very clear from the beginning that despite your Finance background the class was going to reveal new things even for the "veterans"in Finance. The discounted cash flow exercise certainly made it for me. This class is a must despite your knowledge of accounting or Finance. They made it simpler for me!!! Joe Velarde

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  • Carlo R: What a beautiful experience it was attending to this program! A financial approach that gave me real tools to move my career forward. Having the chance to practice these topics in such an environment made it easier for me to understand the insights, and the wonderful faculty members enabled a real comprehension.

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  • David S: The best educational experience one can attend. The quality of the instructors and the learning material is second to none.

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  • Mark P: Thoroughly enjoyed the course. It taught me a new way to think about problems. When I went back to the office knowlege gained in the course allowed me to understand the companies financial position much better. Would definitely take another course like this one and recommend it to others.

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  • Mauro C: When I enrolled I thought "It's really time that I took some formal training in finance stuff." During the program I kept thinking "why in the world didn't I do it earlier?". After the program, the only thing that came to my mind was "What? Finished already?", because I had a glimpse of the enormous amount of things I still need to learn. But well, as Socrates said, I'm a savant only when I know that I don't know.

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  • Benoit B: A genuinely useful presentation of the concepts and tools to make an accurate financial evaluation of a project and then be able to talk more efficiently with financially-oriented managers. The case studies were particularly well thought and interesting although the time for a feedback was a bit to short.

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