Financial Fundamentals

Familiarize yourself with the financial essentials while working simultaneously on your business and soft skills. You’re on your way to becoming an all-round global finance professional.

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Core Course

Business Insights Through Data

Successful businesses compare past business performance with newly acquired information to visualize industry trends and make decisions. Using data analysis helps companies predict industry and market trends and adapt accordingly. This course will help students understand and apply different business metrics and use quantitative and qualitative analyses to provide specific recommendations to their businesses and clients.

Key topics & skills

  • Using Descriptive Statistics Across Business Functions

  • Thinking Like an Analyst: Using Data to Understand Industry & Competitive Landscape

  • Regression: Uses & Implications in Business

  • Hypothesis Testing & Tiers of Non-Customers

  • Connecting the Dots: From Data to Decisions

Core Course

Communication & Collaboration 1: Personal Impact

Effective communication and collaboration skills can make or break a successful career. Gain a clear understanding of the most in-demand interpersonal competencies and skills in business today. Then, continually apply these skills in exercises and role plays—and graduate with the soft skills needed to succeed in the global workplace.

Key topics & skills

  • Learning & Development

  • Managing Yourself

  • Communicating With Individuals & Groups

  • Presentation Skills—Story Telling, Presentations & Pitching

Core Course

Financial Planning & Analysis with Excel

The finance function in a corporation often includes a Financial Planning and Analysis (FP&A) department, which serves as an analytical support for the senior and line managers. This course will cover the primary functions of FP&A—operating planning and budgets, capital investment decisions, financial modeling, and risk assessment.

Key topics & skills

  • Operating Plans & Budgets

  • Capital Investment Decisions

  • Financial Models & Forecasting

  • Risk Assessment

  • Key Performance Indicators & Integrated Reporting

Core Course

Financial Reporting

Financial reporting is the language of business. This course will enable you to understand the principles and processes that are reflected in financial statements. You’ll then apply this knowledge to the analysis and interpretation of corporate annual reports.

Key topics & skills

  • Accounting Standards & Principles

  • Regulatory Practices for Financial Reporting

  • Financial Statements, Assets & Liabilities

  • Ratio Analysis & Working Capital Management

  • Financial Health & Performance Assessment

Core Course

Program Immersion

Begin your program with an immersion experience. This is where you’ll first practice essential business skills to prepare for the program and assess your readiness on commonly used concepts and tools for industry and career preparation. You’ll begin to develop communication and teamwork skills, reflect on your personal journey, and build a strong foundation for your ongoing success.

Key Topics & Skills

  • Business, Finance & Communication Fundamentals

  • Academic & Program-Specific Skills, Tools & Essentials

  • Career, Professional & Personal Development

Business Challenge

Business Challenge #1: Simulation

You’ll form teams to compete in a complex digital business simulation where you’ll need to make strategic, operational, and financial decisions that will determine the success or failure of your team.

Key topics & skills

  • Market Analysis

  • Competitive Strategy

  • Manufacturing Plans

  • Sales Management

  • Financial Analysis & Decisions

Courses and challenges subject to change

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    Application Deadline - Round 1

    October 20, 2022

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