Finance for Strategic Decision Making

Make better decisions; increase your value.

The proliferation of data and ever-increasing pace of business require managers to apply proven assessment and valuation frameworks and practices to drive success. 

Traditional ‘finance for the nonfinancial manager’ programs do not change the way a leader thinks. Application of accounting and finance principles become integrated into every decision only through a sustained learning experience.

Whatever your background, this program will fundamentally change the way you think about the decisions you face. Combining the ease and flexibility of digital learning with a unique, in-person direct application experience, you’ll emerge with a deep understanding of analytical frameworks to make decisions that align with –and drive - the strategic goals of your organization.

Who Should Attend

Non-finance professionals with or about to obtain P&L responsibility

High-potential leaders making resource-related decisions or recommendations

Leaders seeking additional finance and accounting acumen to increase effectiveness of communication with finance executives

Groups seeking common language and shared perspectives for more consistent decision-making across the enterprise 

*Special arrangements for teams or groups of people from the same organization can be made including discounted pricing and customized digital and in-person experiences

Let’s discuss how this program can help you achieve your goals.
Richard Olson 734-763-1000 rossexeced@umich.edu

The Experience

Completion of the online segments is demonstrated by passing all quizzes and tests and is required in order to participate in the in-person session at Michigan Ross. The online participation requirement ensures that everyone in the classroom has a similar understanding of the fundamentals and sets the stage for deeper exploration and application of concepts.

Online Portion

Ross faculty guide you through the digital portions of the program, where you’ll explore fundamentals of accounting and finance. Learn and apply each concept at your own pace and revisit modules as many times as you'd like. You’ll create a connection with a larger community, from which you can learn long term.

While the online courses can be taken in any order, completion of the accounting course is recommended before the finance portion, as the application of concepts of accounting are helpful to completing the finance course.

In-Person Portion:

The in-person portion of the program challenges you to apply concepts you learned online to solve a complex business issue. You'll learn how to 'make your case' in any business conversation, but especially those involving accounting and finance professionals. Throughout this hands-on experience, you'll be working with data and real-world problems to identify opportunities and solutions. Your faculty and peers support, critique, and push your thinking.

Organizational Benefits

Participants emerge with an enhanced ability to assess your company, customers, suppliers, and competitors

More cost effective and flexible than traditional 'Finance for Non-Financial Manager' courses

Having multiple employees from your organization participate builds a common language and framework for analysis and decision-making, which enhances team performance

Individual Benefits

Learn the critical, analytical, enterprise-oriented thinking needed for transformed decision-making

Benefit from the rich diversity of perspective from participants representing a variety of companies, roles, cultures, and experiences

Ross faculty bring rigor and practical application together for a unique and exhilarating learning experience

FSDM

Faculty Thought Leadership

Ross Thought In Action
Professors Gautam Kaul and Greg Miller use a combination of online courses and in-person coaching to give managers a deep understanding of finance and accounting.

Tuition & Fees

The program fee includes tuition, instructional materials, living accommodations, continental breakfast, lunch, and coffee breaks each day, and selected dinners. Fee is payable in advance in US dollars and is subject to change. See our Cancellation, Transfer and Substitution Policy.

Any Coursera fees are in addition to course fees stated here.

Please note that this course does not qualify for any special pricing.

More info

The program fee includes tuition, instructional materials, living accommodations, continental breakfast, lunch, and coffee breaks each day, and selected dinners. Fee is payable in advance in US dollars and is subject to change. See our Cancellation, Transfer and Substitution Policy.

Any Coursera fees are in addition to course fees stated here.

Please note that this course does not qualify for any special pricing.

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