Today's economic climate calls for executives who can apply vigorous financial analysis as they evaluate business performance, weigh potential acquisitions, and assess global competition. Focused on competitive analysis, this program examines how to forecast capital utilization, value strategic assets, and review restructuring opportunities. You'll emerge better prepared to make key financial decisions that help your company to outperform the competition.

What You Can Expect

Through an in-depth study of the valuation process, you'll acquire the analytical and financial skills to position your company for growth and profitability. With a deeper understanding of financial data, you'll be able to determine if your company is appropriately leveraged, evaluate potential mergers and acquisitions, and forecast your company's future performance.

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Through an in-depth study of the valuation process, you'll acquire the analytical and financial skills to position your company for growth and profitability. With a deeper understanding of financial data, you'll be able to determine if your company is appropriately leveraged, evaluate potential mergers and acquisitions, and forecast your company's future performance.

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Your Course of Study

Engaged in interactive lectures, relevant case studies, and small group discussions, you'll progress through a four-part curriculum that analyzes business strategy, accounting, finance, and future performance. You'll master the concepts and skills to understand a company's financial data, evaluate the effectiveness of its strategy, and make sound business decisions.

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Engaged in interactive lectures, relevant case studies, and small group discussions, you'll progress through a four-part curriculum that analyzes business strategy, accounting, finance, and future performance. You'll master the concepts and skills to understand a company's financial data, evaluate the effectiveness of its strategy, and make sound business decisions.

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Who Is Right for the Program

This leadership development program is most beneficial for executives and professionals in large established companies who rely on financial statements to evaluate businesses. Specifically, it is appropriate for executives involved in industry and competitor analysis, mergers and acquisitions, and investment opportunity analysis.

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This leadership development program is most beneficial for executives and professionals in large established companies who rely on financial statements to evaluate businesses. Specifically, it is appropriate for executives involved in industry and competitor analysis, mergers and acquisitions, and investment opportunity analysis.

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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.

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

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