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What You'll Learn

Emphasizing the case study method, this program uses a variety of interactive teaching methods to prepare you for the demands of the CFO role. The program also features sessions with current or retired practitioners who will offer insight on their career paths and share practices that have helped them and their organizations succeed.

Participants should expect to spend at least 10 hours on self-paced case preparation prior to attending the program. Case materials will be made available approximately 10 days prior to program start.


  • Applying frameworks and tools employed in value-based management

  • Evaluating the financial policies and practices that firms often use

  • Analyzing tradeoffs that arise when making and implementing choices with a financial component

  • Considering potential pitfalls of some approaches to financial management

  • Using financial tools to illustrate the value implications of alternative strategic choices

  • Making strategic decisions in pursuit of margins and growth

  • Linking strategic choices to appropriate financial metrics

  • Balancing the disciplining aspects of finance with its ability to support innovation

  • Serving as a trusted strategic partner

  • Engaging in an introspective analysis of your leadership style and capabilities

  • Managing and motivating teams of people with deep technical knowledge

  • Developing a plan for enhancing your leadership skills

  • Observing the habits and traits of strong communicators and learning how to incorporate best practices into your own communication style

  • Developing storytelling skills to better communicate results and plans to employees, investors, and the board of directors

  • Communicating effectively with different functions and business units

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