Finance is all about happiness according to IMD Professor of Finance, Nuno Fernandes. Listen to Nuno guide you through the key learning pillars that enable you to make the right financial decisions, maximize your company’s ROI and keep investors happy.

Why this online course is for you

To get ahead in business today you need an understanding of the fundamentals of finance. You may be a great manager in your chosen field, but in the end, what distinguishes career opportunities in many companies is your knowledge of finance. This program:

  • Brings you a comprehensive review of financial analysis and managerial finance
  • Helps you develop the intuition for solving key financial problems and analysing alternatives 
  • Gives you the tools that enable you to make better financial decisions
  • Shows you how to formulate the value-maximizing strategies that will keep stakeholders happy


Your profile for this online course

This program is designed to deliver a practical approach to finance for non-financial managers in any functional area, who want to probe further and grasp the fundamentals of strategic finance issues.


Online course overview 

You start with a deep dive into financial statements and financial analysis. You will discover how working capital requirements relate to the firm’s liquidity and sustainability in terms of growth and competitiveness. Capital markets, project valuation and financial policies are also covered in depth. Overall, the program demonstrates how financial decisions create value. You will leave the program with a clear understanding of your own company’s financials and the impact you can make on these financials.

Individual assignments, virtual group work, case studies, readings, video summaries, personalized feedback from your program coach, peer reviews with other participants from across the globe, and personal reflection moments – are all combined to stimulate your thinking, unlock new insights, change habits, and firmly embed the learning.



  • You work with a dedicated personal coach to support you throughout your learning journey

  • You can develop a current project from your own business and apply what you learn to your context

  • You get IMD certification and become part of the outstanding professional IMD Alumni network



 8 weeks of study, 4-6 hours per week.

The flexible schedule allows you to access the material in your own time and study at your pace.You must successfully complete all weekly assignments in order to finish the program and gain IMD certification. 



Program sessions 2017
FFE 1   May 15 - July 7
FFE 2 October 23 - December 15


Fee 2017

CHF 3’900 for individual participants / CHF 3’500 IMD alumni

Corporate Learning Network member corporations receive a number of complimentary seats. If you are applying via your company or corporation, please check internally that you are eligible to apply before submitting your application.

Participant feedback

This program is the most demanding online training I have had. It is the only training (both online and in class) where the knowledge acquired has formed an imprint in my memory. Now I can discuss boardroom project finance with the executives. It’s truly well structured and I recommend it for all project managers and business executives.
Thank you IMD!

Davis Ekeke

Principal Production Technologist, Addax Petroleum, Nigeria