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Vanderbilt University

Finance & Accounting for Non-Financial Managers


Today’s business climate makes it more important than ever to understand how to use financial systems to control costs, identify customers with potential financial problems and pinpoint opportunities for enhancing profits. While giving you a foundation in the basics of accounting and finance, this program also shows you how to uncover profit potential hidden in the financial numbers and guide capital to its most productive use. This three-day program helps you understand the numbers to manage more efficiently. For more information, click here.
Dates: March 3-5, 2014; October 6-8, 2014
Location: Owen Graduate School of Management, Nashville, TN

Cost: $2,970
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Washington University St. Louis

Building Competitive Advantage Through Strategy


Competing successfully today within industry requires more than routine planning and forecasting. Sustained success requires that firms obtain positions of competitive advantage. Participants in this seminar will adopt the perspective of a general manager and grapple with questions of how such positions can be obtained. You will develop tools for understanding your industry and environment, assessing your resources and capabilities, and analyzing your business model. You will depart with a clearer understanding of how to craft strategy in your business so it delivers competitive advantage. For more information, click here.
Date: November 5-6, 2014

Location: St. Louis

Fee: $750
Business Acumen for Lawyers Certificate
A clear understanding of such topics as finance, accounting, corporate strategy and leadership is both critical for communication with business clients and the effective management of a successful firm. Washington University’s Business Acumen for Lawyers Certificate program provides a thorough yet encompassing overview of these topics for law professionals. Successful completion of the program will result in a Business Acumen for Lawyers Certificate issued by Washington University in St. Louis, Olin Business School. The Business Acumen for Lawyers Certificate program is offered in two convenient 2-day modules designed to maximize learning and accommodate demanding schedules. For more information, click here.
Dates: TBD

Cost: $4000

Contact Number: (314) 935-9494

Creating Value Through Mergers and Acquisitions


In this highly competitive marketplace, mergers and acquisitions can allow a firm to execute its strategy and deliver value to shareholders expeditiously. However, the M&A waters are fraught with failures and value destruction. In this seminar, we will highlight the common pitfalls in such deals and develop techniques of best practice for target identification, deal valuation and post-deal integration deals. We will also describe the latest empirical findings from scientific studies of these kinds of deals and devote attention to the valuation of privately owned companies. For more information, click here.
Dates: October 14-15, 2014 (Two day seminar)
Cost: $1,500

Contact Number: (314) 935-9494

Financial Skills for Nonfinancial Managers (CERTIFICATE PROGRAM)


Finance touches everyone in the organization – through the company’s performance metrics, capital allocation decisions or strategic planning. This program equips managers in functional areas outside of finance with the financial literacy and analytical tool box to understand financial metrics, measure value and interact with confidence on finance-related issues. For more information, click here.
Dates: January 21-22, 2014

Location: St. Louis

Fee: $6,000
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Wharton-University of Pennsylvania




Advancing Business Acumen


Drawing on key faculty and content from Wharton’s top-ranked MBA program, Advancing Business Acumen introduces you to the fundamentals every successful manager needs in marketing, finance, strategy, negotiations, operations, and leadership. The challenging blend of interactive lectures, case studies, simulations, group discussions, and faculty dialogue will immerse you in the core concepts of business. The application exercises will stretch your managerial and strategic perspectives, sharpen your business instincts, and expand your ability to tackle new management challenges. For more information, click here.
Program Date: June 8 – 13, 2014

Cost: $10,250

Contact Name: Katrina S. Clark

Contact Number: 215-898-1776

Contact Email – execed@wharton.upenn.edu

Finance and Accounting for the Non-Financial Manager


The program teaches the core concepts of finance and accounting in a straightforward and easy-to-understand manner, including terminology and principles, financial statements, distinction between income and cash flow, and valuation. You will learn how financial data is used to make business decisions and to evaluate a firm's performance. A primary objective of this course is to make its content applicable to your own business or managerial circumstances. You are taught to relate the numbers of finance and accounting to business reality and to assess whether financial reports depict that reality faithfully. Since we believe learning is enhanced by real applications, case studies are used daily. They are prepared by small groups of participants, and then discussed by the class as a whole. For more information, click here.
Program Date: January 20 – 24, 2014

Cost: $9,700 USD

Contact Name: Katrina S. Clark

Contact Number: 215-898-1776

Contact Email – execed@wharton.upenn.edu

Integrating Finance and Strategy for Value Creation


Integrating Finance and Strategy for Value Creation will help you understand the latest corporate financial policies and practices. Instead of spreadsheets and accounting, this program takes a broader perspective on finance. You will explore issues such as capital structures, cost of capital, diversification, risk, capital budgeting, financial policy, the financial implications of nonfinancial decisions, and how to earn the minimum acceptable rate of return on an investment. You’ll also examine the nonfinancial factors that contribute to value and learn how to evaluate the financial consequences of your decisions. For more information, click here.
Program Date: February 24 – 28, 2014 / September 22-26, 2014

Cost: $9,700

Contact Name: Katrina S. Clark

Contact Number: 215-898-1776

Contact Email – execed@wharton.upenn.edu
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