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Tackle complex problems with quantitative analysis

Professional Certificate in
Financial Decision-Making for Leaders
BabsonX

What you will learn

  • Practical skills for evaluating and forecasting project ideas and decisions from various perspectives
  • An essential toolkit for analyzing and utilizing financial statements
  • How to use data analysis to inform managerial decisions
  • Economic principles that guide your understanding of the market and the relationship between price and quantity

Literacy in business financials, regardless of your industry, is essential for growing your career in management. Whether you are working within an organization or have your own business, the decisions you make affect the health of the business. You must interpret and forecast the impact of your decisions to ensure you are making the best recommendation for the firm. Through the four pillars of financial decision-making: Accounting, Finance, Data Analysis and Economics, you can become a successful entrepreneur or intrapreneur.

This program will cover these four pillars in-depth - with each course devoted to exploring a particular topic and how it can inform the decisions you face in your career. If you’re looking to discover and practice the fundamental skills and methodology used in business today, this Professional Certificate program is for you. Some of the topics you will cover in this program include: funding, valuation, key performance metrics, financial forecasting, data analysis, and models of consumer choice and demand.

This program is best suited for professionals who are looking to grow their career into a managerial role where they will need to make financial and analytical decisions.

Expert instruction
4 skill-building courses
Self-paced
Progress at your own speed
4 months
4 - 6 hours per week
$761.40
$846USD
For the full program experience

Courses in this program

  1. BabsonX's Financial Decision-Making for Leaders Professional Certificate

  2. 4–6 hours per week, for 4 weeks

    Learn the language of financial accounting and how to use financial statement information to better manage and grow your business.

  3. 4–6 hours per week, for 4 weeks

    Discover the foundational concepts that support modern data science and learn to analyze various data types and quality to make smart business decisions.

  4. 4–6 hours per week, for 4 weeks

    Learn how to analyze business opportunities for their financial viability and secure funding to start and grow your business.

  5. 4–6 hours per week, for 4 weeks

    Learn the fundamental economic principles of consumer demand and how the relationship between price, quantity and demand affect the market.

    • The median annual wage for financial managers was $125,080 in May 2017 (source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook).
    • Employment of financial managers is projected to grow 19 percent from 2016 to 2026, much faster than the average for all occupations (source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook).
    • 80.7% of executives characterize their big data investments as “successful.” (source: Randy Bean, “How Companies Say They’re Using Big Data”, Harvard Business Review, Apr. 2017).

Meet your instructors

from Babson College (BabsonX)
Peter Wilson
Professor, Accounting and Law Division
Babson College
Mark Potter
Professor of Finance
Babson College
Rick Cleary
Professor and Chair, Division of Mathematics and Science
Babson College
Nathan Karst
Assistant Professor of Applied Mathematics
Babson College
Davit Khachatryan
Assistant Professor of Statistics and Analytics
Babson College
George Recck
Lecturer & Director of the Math Resource Center
Babson College
Babak Zafari
Assistant Professor of Analytics and Statistics
Babson College
John Korsak
Visiting Assistant Professor
Babson College

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Program endorsements

The BabsonX Financial Decision-Making for Leaders Professional Certificate program provides important skills for today’s fast-paced business environment. It blends the best of practical hands-on skills with creative methods of problem-solving and is a uniquely relevant application for those who value an agile environment.

Mark Glenn , Senior Vice President and Treasurer, Hasbro Inc.

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