Finance and Accounting for the Nonfinancial Executive participants
Finance and Accounting for the Nonfinancial Executive


How can you use numbers to make better corporate decisions? How can you effectively communicate the financial performance and value of your business? And how can you use finance and accounting to tell a compelling story about your company?

Finance and Accounting for the Nonfinancial Executive will help you do all of this with greater competence and confidence.

Program Highlights

Construction of Financial Statements

It’s essential to have an understanding of finance and accounting — they are how companies keep score.
George G.C. Parker, Faculty Co-Director

Study the mapping between underlying economic events and financial statements, and learn how this mapping affects inferences about future profitability and cash flows.

In particular, you will examine the construction of financial statements from transaction information and recognize the importance of judgment in accounting and its potential effect on financial statements.


Understand how to gather and use accounting and cash-flow information to make short-term and long-term managerial decisions, and recognize the critical role played by taxes in capital budgeting situations.

Capital Structure: The Choice Between Debt and Equity

Identify the factors that must be considered in determining a firm’s optimal capital structure, and learn how the market reacts to changes in that structure.