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 multidimensional workshop that uses real simulations and an acquisition case study to map the connections between business strategy, finance and enterprise value creation.

The goal of the course is to make you a more intelligent user of finance and strategy. 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.

October 24-26, 2018

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Workshop Benefits

  • Evaluate whether business strategy is focused on enterprise value creation and if it is supported by the company’s financial structure. Determine how value creation can be measured through the use of cash flow based metrics like EVA and CFROI; learn the limitations of traditional accounting based metrics.
  • Develop a comprehensive understanding of the evolution of traditional strategic planning to modern strategic thinking, the role of finance strategy, strategic bets and valuation of strategic options.
  • Apply strategy and finance tools in an acquisition case study, with a strong focus on the strategic benefits of the acquisition, evaluation of the ‘strategic bets’, valuation, post-acquisition integration, and value creation for shareholders

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 finance and operations managers who want to better integrate their financial analysis with the strategy and management of the organization.

Tuition & Cost

Non-Credit: $2,000
15% discount available for DU Alumni, Daniels Corporate Partners, and 3 or more individuals from the same organization: $1,700
25% discount available for Non-profits, Current or Former Military, Government: $1,500

For 2 Graduate Level Credits: $2,744

Should I take this for credit or non-credit?

Non-Credit

This option is for participants who are not interested in receiving graduate level credit and are participating for professional development and to update their skills, knowledge and abilities. Upon request, Executive Education is pleased to provide a Certificate of Completion for professional development credit for any Executive Education workshop completed. Please click on the link, download the form, and follow the instructions therein.

Credit – Graduate-Level Academic Credit

This option is for those interested in receiving graduate credits for their participation. In order to apply, you need to have completed your undergraduate degree and provide us with an unofficial transcript of that degree.  These credits and your course grade will be on your official transcript. Please be aware that there is a mandatory assignment and once the workshop begins you are no longer able to switch your status from for-credit to non-credit.

*If you are a DU Employee wanting to use your tuition waiver, you will receive further instructions from Executive Education approximately 1 week prior to the start of your course.

If you are not sure which option to choose, please contact us for advising at 303-871-3676.

Cancellation Policy

If you need to cancel your registration in any of our workshops, you may transfer your enrollment to a future workshop (within 1 year), 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.

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Program Developer
Executive Education
303.871.3676
Joy Burns Center 307