Explore new finance trends and tools and be ready to make better decisions.
- Analyze the most recent tools for measuring and managing risk
- Expand and update your financial skill set
- Apply new strategic tools to create value for your company
The IMD Strategic Finance program
As a leader and senior executive in your organization, you make decisions that can have a sizeable impact on its financial and business performance. This program will help you better assess the financial impact of strategic choices and the interplay between business strategy and financial strategy. You will enhance your skills and gain an understanding of emerging financial trends so you can drive value for your organization.
Gain a sophisticated understanding of current trends in capital markets and corporate finance, and get equipped with the latest financial tools so you can make strategic choices with more confidence.
Learn from real-world case studies, discussions, simulations and group exercises, and apply the ideas and concepts you learn directly to your own context.
Improve your strategic thinking, decision-making and problem-solving capabilities during a Mergers & Acquisitions simulation.
Get a financial toolbox to make smart choices
You and your class
This program is designed for senior finance and business executives seeking to broaden their understanding of the latest financial concepts and tools and refine their skills.
Your class is carefully selected to ensure that you experience the most impactful learning with a truly international and diverse peer group. They will become a trusted resource, encourage your learning journey, and surprise you in many unanticipated beneficial ways during and beyond your classroom experience.
Strategic Finance’s pre-program videos and reading ensure that you’re fully prepared for your learning journey.
You spend five days on campus learning from case studies, open sessions to discuss your challenges, group exercises, videos, and simulations. You benefit from the rich professional experience of IMD faculty and your classmates from different countries and industries. As you learn, you apply new ideas and concepts to your own context.
Your 5 days on campus are structured around the following themes:
- Financial institutions
- Asia’s financial sector
- Blockchain and fintech
- Corporate restricting: MBO, LBO and private equity
- Valuation and risk assessment
- Risks, crisis and lessons learned
- M&A simulation
- Business partnering
- Value creation
Learn from expert faculty
The Strategic Finance program is designed and led by IMD’s Professor Arturo Bris.
You will also learn from other faculty members, who are all recognized world authorities in their fields.
Arturo Bris is Professor of Finance at IMD. Since January 2014 he is also leading the world-renowned IMD World Competitiveness Center.
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Dr Leleux is the Stephan Schmidheiny Professor of Entrepreneurship and Finance at IMD in Lausanne (Switzerland), where he was also director of the MBA program (2006-2008) and director of Research and Development (2004-…