Companies around the globe recognize that executives must have a firm grasp of finance to maximize profitability. Created for senior managers who are not financial specialists, this Executive Education program provides a thorough foundation in finance. You'll learn how to effectively apply financial analysis techniques, work with capital markets and financial institutions, and set performance goals and compensation incentives.

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The information below is based on the program offered in 2014, and does not reflect potential changes to faculty and course content for the 2015 course.

What You Can Expect

This weeklong leadership development program examines the corporate finance techniques used by successful companies around the world. Specifically, you'll explore such topics as profit-planning best practices, strategic valuation and financial analysis, executive compensation policies, and corporate distributions.

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This weeklong leadership development program examines the corporate finance techniques used by successful companies around the world. Specifically, you'll explore such topics as profit-planning best practices, strategic valuation and financial analysis, executive compensation policies, and corporate distributions.

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Your Course of Study

Through relevant case studies, dynamic lectures, and small group discussions, the program explores the fundamentals of finance. The curriculum delves into timely topics—from capital markets and investment opportunities to cash flow and performance metrics. As a result, you'll gain an in-depth perspective on the flow and management of financial resources.

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Through relevant case studies, dynamic lectures, and small group discussions, the program explores the fundamentals of finance. The curriculum delves into timely topics—from capital markets and investment opportunities to cash flow and performance metrics. As a result, you'll gain an in-depth perspective on the flow and management of financial resources.

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Who Is Right for the Program

This program is designed for functional and general management executives as well as financial executives who want to update their core skills in a broad strategic context.

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This program is designed for functional and general management executives as well as financial executives who want to update their core skills in a broad strategic context.

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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.

Christopher J. Malloy

Associate Professor of Business Administration. Member of the Finance Unit; and faculty chair of "Finance for Senior Executives."

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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.

Christopher J. Malloy

Associate Professor of Business Administration. Member of the Finance Unit; and faculty chair of "Finance for Senior Executives."

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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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Programs, dates, fees, and faculty are subject to change.

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