Despite 8 out of 10 mergers and acquisitions failing, organizations continue to try to come together in today’s competitive business landscape. Understanding why these deals failed, and gaining a clear understanding of valuation, are critical for leaders. Wharton Finance for Executives is designed to help you evaluate your current strategy, assess opportunities, and guide your organization’s growth strategy leveraging the lessons from the industry.
Wharton faculty, led by Finance Professor Michael Roberts, an expert on financial and investment policy and recipient of the Brattle Prize, apply their field-based research and the latest strategic insights to help you make financial decisions with the forethought to avoid common decision-making pitfalls and maximize profitable outcomes.
Emphasizing the importance of strategic leadership, Wharton Finance for Executives will enhance your strategic thinking around finance, enabling you to develop 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. In sum, for executives who have responsibility for creating or implementing strategy in their organizations, this program provides well-tested tools and frameworks that will clarify and enhance their strategic thinking.
Session topics include:
- Capital Structure and the Cost of Capital
- Company Diversification Policy
- Real Options
- Growth and Value
Through highly interactive lectures, exercises, and case studies, both in the classroom and in smaller work groups, this deep dive into finance and strategy will look at how factors beyond bottom line numbers contribute to value, with an eye on acceptable ROI.
Overall, you will learn how to:
- Evaluate strategic acquisitions using a number of measures
- Create shareholder value by leading for value
- Integrate finance and strategy into risk diversification