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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.

Upcoming Date(s):

  • June 19-22, 2018
  • December 10-13, 2018

Tuition: $6,500/certificate

Highlights:

  • 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.

Cancellation Policy: Attendance at a Rice University Executive Education program requires significant advance preparation. Written notice of cancellation must be received more than 30 days prior to the program start date to be eligible for a full refund less a six percent administrative fee. At Rice University Executive Education’s discretion, qualified substitutes for confirmed registrations may be accommodated prior to the program start date with written notice and will incur no fee for substitution. Notice given after 30 days prior to the program will not be eligible for a refund.

Brian Rountree

Brian Rountree

Associate Professor of Accounting
713-348-5328
Alex Butler

Alexander W. Butler

Professor of Finance
713-348-6341