Strategic Finance

Today’s leading organizations require executives to use rigorous financial analysis in order to make strategic decisions that affect growth, profitability and competitive market advantage.

Strategic Finance is a three-day, multi-dimensional workshop that maps the connections between business and finance strategy. Through real-simulations and case studies, we’ll enhance your critical thinking by showing you that to remain successful, a business must be competitive in three market arenas: where the business obtains capital, where its products compete and where it obtains talent.

The goal of the course is to make you a more intelligent user of strategy and finance. It will enable you to ask better questions and to make better decisions. You will become a more sophisticated manager, particularly when focusing on the interplay and interdependence of strategy, finance & management.

December 4 – 6, 2017


Workshop Benefits

  • Evaluate whether business strategy is focused on enterprise value creation and if it is supported by the company’s financial structure.
  • Develop a comprehensive understanding of the impact of business acquisitions, focusing on acquisitions from strategy conceptualization to valuation and from deal structuring to post acquisition integration.
  • Analyze businesses to determine if value is being created for shareholders through the use of cash based metrics like EVA and CFROI; learn the limitations of traditional accounting based metrics.

Key Faculty

Ron Rizzuto

Ron Rizzuto is an award-winning Professor of Finance in the Daniels College of Business at the University of Denver and an Endowed Professor in International Executive Education. He teaches courses in capital expenditure analysis, mergers and acquisitions, corporate restructuring and strategic finance.

He has received the University of Denver’s Distinguished Teaching Award and the College of Business’s Cecil Puckett Teaching award.

Randel Lewis

Randel Lewis is an award-winning adjunct professor at the Daniels College of Business, University of Denver, teaching the graduate level course in strategy and finance. He is also a guest lecturer at the Sturm College of Law, University of Denver. Lewis serves as a mediator, expert witness and court-appointed fiduciary for distressed business.

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Who Should Attend

This workshop is for division/general managers who are called on to integrate their operations with the finance and strategy of the company. It is also for senior level operational and finance managers who want to better integrate their financial analysis with the strategy and management of the organization.


20% discount available for DU Alumni, Daniels Corporate Partners, and 3 or more individuals from the same organization—$1,200
30% discount available for Non-profits, Current or Former Military, Government—$1,050

2 Graduate Level Credits—$2,640
20% discount available for Daniels Alumni – $2,112

Cancellation Policy

If you need to cancel your registration in any of our workshops, you may transfer your enrollment to a future session, send someone to take your place, or cancel without penalty at any time up to three days (72 hours) prior to your class. If you provide us with less than three days’ notice, or fail to attend, you will be responsible for the entire workshop fee.

Contact Us

Program Developer
Executive Education
Joy Burns Center 307