Graduate Finance and Accounting Certificate


Upcoming Date(s): December 10-13, 2019

Overview: The Finance and Accounting Certificate provides the foundation for understanding the individual elements that comprise financial statements, key performance indicators, financial reporting, and how financial data and reporting impacts management decisions and strategy. Designed for non-financial managers or those seeking to refresh their skills, this course is a 4 day intensive program equipping you to speak intelligently in the language of finance and accounting so you can confidently and competently take your seat at the leadership table.

Tuition: $6,500/certificate


  • Learn the critical concepts, terms and components of finance and accounting
  • Understand each of the three major financial statements and the interrelatedness of these statements
  • Develop ability to identify what metric companies are being measured on and its meaning
  • Learn how to assess the financial standing of your business unit or organization
  • Learn various financial strategies related to specific business models and how to benchmark performance
  • Develop ability to determine cost of capital and equity
  • Understand evaluation of capital investment options and capital investment decisions
  • Understand stockholder equity, including the effects of stock options and repurchases
  • Recognize financial manipulation
  • Make informed business decisions and gain more leadership credibility

Your Professors:

Brian Rountree, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Accounting

Alex Butler, Ph.D. Professor of Finance

All Executive Education faculty are award winning professors who teach full time in the MBA and EMBA program at the Jones School and have extensive business or consulting experience. Read more about your professors’ research at Rice Business Wisdom, our online ideas magazine with clear, quick translations of faculty research that will change the way you think.

Sheree Ahart

Sheree Ahart

Director, Executive Education; Lecturer in Management

Zoran Perunovic

Director, Executive Education
Brian Rountree

Brian Rountree

Associate Professor of Accounting
Alex Butler

Alexander Butler

Professor of Finance