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.

May 9 – 11, 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.


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 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
Joy Burns Center 307