As government oversight and global compliance reshape the regulatory landscape, audit committees face daunting new challenges. This program explores new ways to operate effectively in a more rigorous market environment. You'll learn how to develop measures for improving transparency, minimizing business risk, and ensuring compliance with new financial accounting and reporting standards.

What You Can Expect

This program will prepare you to conduct business in a strained credit environment amid complex new accounting rules and government regulations. You'll examine strategies for meeting investor expectations, improving financial reporting and disclosure, and handling your audit committee's relationships with corporate management and auditors.

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This program will prepare you to conduct business in a strained credit environment amid complex new accounting rules and government regulations. You'll examine strategies for meeting investor expectations, improving financial reporting and disclosure, and handling your audit committee's relationships with corporate management and auditors.

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Your Course of Study

Immersed in a rigorous curriculum, you'll learn how potential regulatory activity worldwide could change your audit committee's charter, its financial-reporting process, and its future agenda. You'll also examine new strategies for strengthening financial oversight and responding to the demand for greater global compliance.

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Immersed in a rigorous curriculum, you'll learn how potential regulatory activity worldwide could change your audit committee's charter, its financial-reporting process, and its future agenda. You'll also examine new strategies for strengthening financial oversight and responding to the demand for greater global compliance.

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Who Is Right for the Program

While created for audit committee members on boards of large established companies, this leadership development program also benefits chief financial officers who work closely with the board's audit committees. To foster teamwork and maximize the learning impact, HBS encourages several company representatives to attend.

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While created for audit committee members on boards of large established companies, this leadership development program also benefits chief financial officers who work closely with the board's audit committees. To foster teamwork and maximize the learning impact, HBS encourages several company representatives to attend.

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Faculty

Every Harvard Business School Executive Education program is developed and taught by HBS faculty who are widely recognized as skilled educators, groundbreaking researchers, and award-winning authors. Through publishing, consulting, and teaching, HBS faculty leverage their business expertise and field-based research to develop enduring concepts that shape the practice of management. The result is an Executive Education teaching team whose groundbreaking insights challenge participants' thinking and enable them to become superior business leaders.

Faculty Chair
Professor Healy's research has been published in a wide range of leading academic and practitioner journals, and has been honored with a number of awards. In particular, his work focuses on accounting, financial analysis, Wall Street, mergers and acquisitions, corruption, corporate boards, governance, and business ethics and leadership.
James R. Williston Professor of Business Administration and Henry B. Arthur Fellow. Senior Associate Dean, Director of Research; and member of the Accounting and Management Unit. Faculty chair of "Audit Committees in a New Era of Governance" and "Strategic Financial Analysis for Business Evaluation"; and faculty cochair of "Leadership in Financial Organizations." Read Full Bio

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Every Harvard Business School Executive Education program is developed and taught by HBS faculty who are widely recognized as skilled educators, groundbreaking researchers, and award-winning authors. Through publishing, consulting, and teaching, HBS faculty leverage their business expertise and field-based research to develop enduring concepts that shape the practice of management. The result is an Executive Education teaching team whose groundbreaking insights challenge participants' thinking and enable them to become superior business leaders.

Paul M. Healy

Faculty Chair
James R. Williston Professor of Business Administration and Henry B. Arthur Fellow. Senior Associate Dean, Director of Research; and member of the Accounting and Management Unit. Faculty chair of "Audit Committees in a New Era of Governance" and "Strategic Financial Analysis for Business Evaluation"; and faculty cochair of "Leadership in Financial Organizations."

Professor Healy's research has been published in a wide range of leading academic and practitioner journals, and has been honored with a number of awards. In particular, his work focuses on accounting, financial analysis, Wall Street, mergers and acquisitions, corruption, corporate boards, governance, and business ethics and leadership.  Read Full Bio

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Admissions

Please submit your application at least four weeks before the program start date. Since qualified candidates are admitted on a rolling, space-available basis, early application is encouraged. Admission is selective and based on professional achievement and organizational responsibility. Although there are no formal educational requirements, proficiency in written and spoken English is essential. Because Executive Education programs enhance the leadership capacity of the participants as well as their organizations, HBS expects the full commitment of both. While participants are attending a program, sponsoring organizations agree to relieve them of their work responsibilities so that they can fully focus on the learning experience.

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Please submit your application at least four weeks before the program start date. Since qualified candidates are admitted on a rolling, space-available basis, early application is encouraged. Admission is selective and based on professional achievement and organizational responsibility. Although there are no formal educational requirements, proficiency in written and spoken English is essential. Because Executive Education programs enhance the leadership capacity of the participants as well as their organizations, HBS expects the full commitment of both. While participants are attending a program, sponsoring organizations agree to relieve them of their work responsibilities so that they can fully focus on the learning experience.

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