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.
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.
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.
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.
Recent years have seen a global rise in the size of seed and angel investment deals. Investors are finding more opportunities to drive innovation, create jobs, and bolster their own wealth-generating portfolios through early-stage investment.
Would you like to go from being a potential investor to a key player in scaling promising startups? You’ll need the ability to find and evaluate opportunities as well as have familiarity with risks and rewards, portfolio management, and networking soft skills.
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.
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.
In a volatile economy, being able to determine an asset’s value, understand an organization's financing sources, calculate profitability, and estimate risks is more critical than ever. These are the metrics that help determine a win or a loss.
Today, the scope of impact investing has broadened to encompass global change and generate competitive returns. Billionaire capitalists such as Paul Tudor Jones and trillion-dollar financial giants such as J.P. Morgan are active participants, building a range of impact products and propelling the impact investing market to over $715 billion, according to the Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN).
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.
Taught by faculty from Columbia Business School’s esteemed Paul Milstein Center for Real Estate, this program provides a quality hands-on learning experience in just six weeks to prepare you with the real estate valuation skills and investment methodologies to support smarter investment decisions. You will gain industry-leading skills in creating financial models, analyzing cash flows, determining values, and measuring returns of real estate investments.
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.
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.