Leading for Results

It is critical for leaders to understand how business decisions impact financial results and how constraints shape business decisions. All too often, operational leaders and strategic decision-makers are siloed from their counterparts in finance. This program focuses on connecting business decisions with their financial consequences and views finance as an operational element of a successful organization. As you gain familiarity with the tools and techniques of managerial accounting, you will begin to deploy finance to empower your business decisions.

Short Course

Leading for Results

Strategic Financial Management

Overview

It is critical for leaders to understand how business decisions impact financial results and how constraints shape business decisions. All too often, operational leaders and strategic decision-makers are siloed from their counterparts in finance. This program focuses on connecting business decisions with their financial consequences and views finance as an operational element of a successful organization. As you gain familiarity with the tools and techniques of managerial accounting, you will begin to deploy finance to empower your business decisions.

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Current Offerings

Start

May 08, 2023

End

May 11, 2023

Schedule

May 8-11, 2023: 8:30-11:45am Eastern

Location

Live Remote

Fee

Who Should Attend

This program benefits those in a leadership or executive role responsible for creating or implementing strategy. Prior knowledge of finance is not necessary.

Program Benefits

  • Improve your ability to:
    • Consider the interaction of operational decisions, financial outcomes, and strategic imperatives.
    • View the complete organizational system rather than a series of ‘silos.’
    • Read and interpret financial statements as business tools.
    • Deploy strategic financial management to drive systemic business efficiency.

Program Content

This program is taught by the very best business faculty and experienced practitioners from top organizations who will help you tie critical new perspective, concepts, and techniques to immediate application in the workplace.

  • Intro to Financial Reports
    • Understand the basic tenets of managerial accounting
    • Read and understand corporate financial statements
    • Understand the balanced scorecard as an integrated view of the business
  • Decision Making
    • Developing a systems-view of your organization through financial information
    • Decision making: Maximizing possibilities, minimizing risk
    • Aligning business decisions, financial outcomes, and strategy
  • Strategic Financial Management
    • Cost management through product design
    • Operations Management
    • Revenue management
    • Money management
  • Online Business Simulation
    • You will participate in a competitive business simulation allowing you to practice:
    • Operational decision making – product design to working capital management
    • Aligning operational and financial decisions with competitive strategy
    • Bridging functional silos

Value For You and Your Organization

If you are in a leadership position, you have some degree of responsibility for financial reporting and understanding the financial situation of your organization or department. Through this program, you will begin to understand the implications of all types of decisions on your organization’s growth and success.

The Executive Programs Short Course Experience

All of our transformational learning experiences provide the right environment for you to quickly develop and apply new capabilities.

Pre-work

You'll have access to a personal learning portal where you will obtain pre-program assignments, travel support (if applicable), and a list of fellow participants. Pre-work prepares you to immediately engage in content and learning allowing for a more effective application of knowledge.

Practical Content

Our learning experiences pair practical action learning and coaching with new knowledge, tools, and perspectives. We'll explore current, real-world examples of how organizations around the globe address critical challenges and how it may relate to yours.

Led by Experts

Plug into our network of thought leaders. Our award-winning teachers, researchers, consultants, and practitioners understand today's leaders and the critical challenges they face. They will work with you to offer guidance before, during, and after each program.

Peer Networking

You'll learn as much from your peer cohort as you do from the instructors! The value of different perspectives coming from different organizations and their challenges are immeasurable.

Faculty

Expert executive faculty who have led significant change within the private and public sectors will provide models and frameworks to help you transform vision into and action plan for results.

Customize This Program

All programs can be tailored to your organization and delivered to groups of 10 or more. Contact us about custom program possibilities. View Details Request Info 800-311-6364

Additional Details

Our Learning Solutions Associate will be happy to hold a seat for you in this program. A reservation does not commit you to the program until you submit the registration form online. To reserve your spot, click the ‘Save my Seat’ button next the program’s offering, listed above.

Discount Rates

  • 20%: In-Person delivery, or Live Remote delivery with 20+ participants on same invoice (Contact us to register your group)
  • 10%: Live Remote delivery

Eligibility

Tuition discounts are available for:

  • DoD or government employees
  • Penn State alumni
  • Individuals who commit to earning a Professional Certificate
  • Teams of three or more attending from the same organization
  • CSCR Corporate Sponsors and other affiliated groups (with valid discount code)

After registration, you will receive access to your personal learning portal. There you can find the following information:

  • Pre-program assignments, which prepare you for the program before the start date
  • A list of program faculty and fellow registered participants
  • Travel coordination and support, if applicable

Transfers

If an accepted Penn State Executive Programs applicant finds it necessary to transfer to another session of the same program, one transfer will be allowed with no charge if arranged more than six (6) weeks prior. Additional transfers, transfers to a different program, or transfers arranged less than six (6) weeks prior incur a charge of 10% of the current program fee.

The sponsoring company may identify a replacement candidate, but the replacement candidate must be accepted for the program through an admissions review.

Refunds

The following refunds will apply for withdraws if Penn State Executive Programs is notified in writing within the time period stated:

  • Full refund with notification received more than six (6) weeks prior to start of the program
  • 50% refund with notification received between two (2) and six (6) weeks before the start of the program.
  • No refund with notification received two (2) weeks or less prior to the start of program.

Note: The registered participant or their agent must confirm all notification of withdrawals, transfers and substitutions in writing. If written notification is not received, the full program fee will be assessed.

Cancellations

The University may cancel or postpone any course or activity because of insufficient enrollment or other unforeseen circumstances. If a program is canceled or postponed, the University will refund registration fees but cannot be held responsible for any other related charges, or expenses, including cancellation/change charges by airlines or travel agencies. In the case of postponement, as an alternative to a refund, program fees may be transferred to another session of that program.

If you have any questions or concerns about our cancellation policy, please contact us to discuss further.