Be empowered to participate in your firm’s strategic financial decisions with an accessible approach to the fundamental principles that underpin executive finance.

Is your non-financial background holding you back from engaging in constructive discussions or making key financial decisions that drive your business forward?

The Managerial Finance online program from Kellogg Executive Education at Northwestern University aims to teach you how to structure your questions and thought processes when making financial decisions. It’s specifically designed to make corporate finance more accessible by simplifying it into three fundamental decisions: investments, funding, and payouts. Over six weeks, you’ll build on your existing management expertise and learn about the mechanics and intuition at every step along the corporate finance decision-making process. This program uses real-world examples to make each concept easy to understand and apply in your own company.

Is this program for you?

This Kellogg Executive Education program is for leaders, managers, and executives with non-financial backgrounds and aims to equip them with the necessary skills to contribute to the financial decisions of their businesses. Financial acumen is a critical factor of strategic decision-making and is key to driving growth and organizational performance, so this program is relevant to both current and aspiring senior professionals across all industries.

What will set you apart

On completion of this program, you’ll walk away with:
Insight into the fundamentals of corporate finance and financial statements, as well as an introduction to the three basic financial decisions.
The ability and confidence to make strategic financial decisions and engage in constructive conversations with financial specialists.
An understanding of the risk versus return trade-off when assessing investment opportunities.
Knowledge of the multiple valuation techniques and intuition of merger and acquisition decisions.
Unlimited access to 2U’s Career Engagement Network, offering you exclusive resources and events to support your professional journey and drive your career forward.