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Integrating Finance and Strategy for Value Creation

Sep 12, 2016 - Sep 16, 2016Philadelphia, PA$10,250

Program Overview

In Integrating Finance and Strategy for Value Creation, Wharton professors provide you with an understanding of financial management and help you to determine which financial factors build or erode value in your organization.

Building on the principles learned in Finance and Accounting, this financial education program is designed to give you a broader perspective on finance and explain the interaction between finance and the various functions of an organization.

You will learn to:

  • Understand the impact of strategic decisions on value creation.
  • Learn the latest corporate financial policies and practices.
  • Explore issues such as capital structures, cost of capital, diversification, risk, capital budgeting and acceptable ROI.
  • Examine non-financial factors that contribute to value and evaluate their financial consequences.

Impact & Experience

Through Integrating Finance and Strategy, you will learn how to use finance as a strategic tool, developing a mindset for positive return. You’ll also understand the process of value creation and how best to implement it so that it becomes a part of your corporate culture.

Faculty will share instructional case studies that illustrate how companies attempt to create shareholder value. They will also introduce you to new perspectives and techniques that will challenge your own approach and encourage you to consider alternative solutions.

Among the 11 varied Integrating Finance and Strategy program sessions, topics include:

  • Capital Structure and the Cost of Capital
  • Company Diversification Policy
  • Mergers
  • Real Options
  • Growth and Value

Who Attends This Program

Integrating Finance and Strategy is a logical next step after learning the basics of finance and accounting. This program attracts:

  • Senior managers who want to understand the impact their decisions have on shareholder value.
  • Finance executives who need to gain a broader perspective or to deepen their financial knowledge.
  • Executives who seek an in-depth examination of financial management practices.

To extend the impact of Integrating Finance and Strategy, we encourage companies to send cross-functional teams of executives to Wharton. We offer group enrollment benefits to companies sending four or more participants to this program.


  • Michael Roberts, PhD

    William H. Lawrence Professor, Professor of Finance, The Wharton School

    Research Interests: Applied econometrics, corporate investment, capital structureSee Faculty Bio

  • Itay Goldstein, PhD

    Joel S. Ehrenkranz Family Professor, Professor of Finance, Coordinator of PhD Program, The Wharton School

    Research Interests: Corporate finance, financial fragility and crises, financial marketsSee Faculty Bio

Program Logistics

Tuition for Philadelphia programs includes lodging and meals. Prices are subject to change. Contact a member of the Wharton Executive Education Client Relations team for more information on course specifics and to discuss how this program can meet your professional development needs. Please contact them by email or by phone at +1.215.898.1776.

Plan Your Stay


“Rarely will you find a week-long class (or any class) that will challenge your most fundamental, deep-rooted beliefs about business, finance, and how to measure it. Great instructor enthusiasm, very professional.”
VP, Technology Firm


“This course challenged me to think 'outside of the box' relative to financial strategy and subsequent decision making. It is a good course for those individuals who are involved in value management for their company and determining a means to grow market share by 'changing the game'.”
VP, Customer Service & Engineering, Telecom. Co.


“For a nonfinancial individual, who is however contributing to business decisions, the course raises awareness and improves thinking to better able you to challenge and judge the issues placed before you. A well-planned course with flow of logic and a developing theme through the week.”
VP, Regulatory CV, Pharmaceuticals Co.

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