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

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

Core Course

Teamwork & Collaboration

In modern organisations most of the work is done in teams and so the ability to work with others is fundamental in business. The Teamwork & Collaboration course will lay the foundations for effective teamwork by understanding yourself – your behavioural style and mindset. The course will then focus on how to collaborate with others in a variety of contexts. You will develop a broad repertoire of tools to collaborate and negotiate across cultural and generational boundaries in a range of situations.

Key Topics & Skills

  • Personal Development

  • Giving and Receiving Feedback

  • Collaboration

  • Diversity

  • Negotiation

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

  • Data & Decisions

  • Describing Categorical & Numerical Data

  • Association Between Variables

  • Normal Probability Models

  • Samples & Confidence Intervals

  • Regression Models

Core Course

Communication & Collaboration: 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

Data Extraction & Visualization

Financial analysts are increasingly accessing internal and external databases to formulate recommendations based on data analysis. This course will cover extraction of data using SQL and analysis using Excel and Tableau.

Key topics & skills

  • Relational Databases & Entity Relationship Diagrams

  • SQL Queries & Data Extractions

  • Create Data Tables for Specific Analyses

  • Excel Data Tools

  • Tableau Data Tools

Core Course

Financial Accounting

Accounting is the language of business. This course will enable you to understand the principles and processes used in the preparation of financial statements. You will apply this knowledge to the analysis and interpretation of corporate annual reports.

Key topics & skills

  • Basic Financial Reporting

  • Assets & Related Revenue Accounts

  • Liabilities & Related Expense Accounts

  • Debt Capital

  • Contributed & Earned Capital

Core Course

Intermediate Financial Management

This is the first of two core financial management courses, covering financial analysis, asset valuation, and cost of funding.

Key topics & skills

  • Ratio Analysis

  • Time Value of Money

  • Risk & Return

  • Interest Rates

  • Stocks, Bonds, and Valuation

Business Challenge

Business Challenge: AI Challenge 

Put all your newly acquired knowledge and skills directly into practice at the end of each block through a practical and relevant business challenge. Teams will draw on the content and themes of previous courses in each block to complete challenges involving simulations, executive pitch presentations, innovation hackathons, real company challenges, designing new business models, etc.

Key Topics & Skills

  • Cross Functional Strategic Decision Making, Planning & Coordination

  • Analyzing Real & Simulated Business Cases

  • Team Leadership & Dynamics

Courses and challenges subject to change

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    June 30, 2024

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