Gain the financial acumen to make smarter business decisions in an ever-changing, complex economy.
- Navigate financial challenges with your accounting and financial team, in partnership rather than dependence.
- Translate financial reports and cost analyses into meaningful feedback for your team.
- Connect silos to align organizational goals.
The program will be hosted in-person, though participants may choose to attend virtually. Connect with our lifelong learning team to learn more about both learning options.
Become a more strategic leader and expand your cross-functional influence, with a deeper understanding of finance.
- Build fundamental financial skills, including your ability to record business transactions, read financial reports, identify relevant cost information, budget and assess performance, and analyze working capital, discounted cash flow and capital expenditures.
- Practice applying the details of balance sheets, income and cash flow statements, as well as interpret big-picture stories as told through financial data in annual corporate reports.
- Review typical models of cost allocation among units, products and services and spot how those models can be improved.
- Make decisions around pricing, cost-cutting and capital investment and refine your ideas against real-life strategies and outcomes.
- This program emphasizes the application and understanding of financial information, not its preparation; no prior finance or accounting knowledge is necessary.
Outcomes & Impact
- Fit key financial concepts into your corporate strategy.
- Identify areas for cost savings across your organization.
- Perform basic financial analyses to inform your day-to-day operations.
- Make data-driven comparisons between the performance of business sectors.
This program counts as one credit toward a Darden Certificate in Management . Complete this program and earn three additional credits for a total of four credits within a four-year period to earn your certificate.
This program is designed for executives and managers who lack formal financial training and want to understand and implement key information without extensive number-crunching.
Senior Associate Dean for Faculty Development; Samuel A. Lewis Sr. Faculty Fellow;, John Tyler Professor of Business Administration;, Institute for Business in Society Academic Director
Darden School of Business
100 Darden Blvd.
Charlottesville, Virginia 22903
As a participant of this program, materials and some meals are included in your program fee.
Lodging is included with the program fee and will be provided for participants at:
2100 Bond Street
Charlottesville, VA 22901
Hotel accommodations includes breakfast, wifi, and free parking at the hotel.