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Enhancing Financial Acumen

Module Details
Audience: Executives
Duration: One day
Location: Miami Herbert Business School, University of Miami


Miami Herbert Business School has designed a program on key financial skills for executives that they need to succeed in today’s competitive marketplace.  In this module, we provide details of a custom-tailored workshop that is designed to enhance the financial acumen and financial insight of executives. The core curriculum will focus on knowledge of financial principles and the budgeting process. Participants will learn to transform financial and accounting concepts into decision-making tools and apply the fundamentals of finance to improve budget management, increase potential profits and assess the financial viability of projects. Specifically, the following topics are addressed in the workshop:

Understanding Financial Statements:

Cost Allocation:

Costs For Decision-Making:

Capital Investment Decisions:

The seminar is taught by faculty experts who have researched the topics and have extensive experience working with firms.


Sundaresh Ramnath

Sundaresh Ramnath is a faculty member in the department of accounting. His broad research interest is in the use of accounting information by investors and financial analysts.  Areas of current research include analyst forecasting behavior, earnings management, industry effects on firm profitability, role of revenue information in evaluating earnings quality, and the effect of industry growth on firms’ future revenues and profits. His passion is teaching financial acumen to non-accounting professionals.


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