This program will help you learn to develop a strategic advantage by improving your organization's ability to examine possible futures by creating hypothetical baselines, and best- and worst-case scenarios.
This five-week online program builds your financial competence and your business confidence. Even if your day-to-day responsibilities never directly concern equity or earnings, this program will help you understand and communicate how financial principles relate to your piece of the business.
Due diligence can create transparency and insights when evaluating potential investments. The process helps investors drive profitability and minimize risk, and startups can use it to improve their potential for securing funding. Despite these benefits, many do not build due diligence into their dealmaking strategy. According to PwC, 8 out of 10 companies fail the M&A process due to a lack of pre-transition due diligence.
Technology-driven organizations hold the potential for robust growth and substantial returns. However, economic, business, and industry factors can all impact their valuation, so investing in digital requires a nuanced understanding of how these businesses operate including the inherent opportunities and risks they present.
The program will teach you how corporate valuations can be useful in a variety of situations, including mergers and acquisitions; business restructurings; shareholder disputes; employee stock or share option plans; and leveraged buyouts.
Nurturing the ability to make strategic decisions that account for various macroeconomic forces is the focus of the Macroeconomics for Executives (Online) program. Join us for this ten-week, online program to discover how to steer your organization toward a more prosperous future.
What started as a corporate social responsibility initiative by the United Nations 20 years ago has swelled into the Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) movement. Many financial institutions and organizations have launched sustainability initiatives related to its governance, but there are critical questions to ask as we evaluate ESG investments
This program covers finance and sustainability as integrated subjects, beginning with an introduction to financial and investment principles and ending with financial analysis, financing, and valuation.
This program is designed to help finance and investment professionals attain a comprehensive understanding of leveraged buyouts and the process of completing them, from both a private equity and venture capital perspective.
VC Decision Making (Online): Developing an Investment Thesis a six-week online program from Columbia Business School Executive Education, is designed to give experienced VC professionals an edge in this competitive and volatile field.
Designed by expert finance faculty at Columbia Business School Executive Education, the Options Strategy (Online) program gives investors and finance professionals a deep understanding of options, including how to incorporate financial instruments into an overall investment strategy.