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Financial Decision-Making for Leaders

Babson Global via edX Professional Certificate


Literacy in business financials, regardless of your industry, is essential for growing your career in management. Whether you are working within an organization or have your own business, the decisions you make affect the health of the business. You must interpret and forecast the impact of your decisions to ensure you are making the best recommendation for the firm. Through the four pillars of financial decision-making: Accounting, Finance, Data Analysis and Economics, you can become a successful entrepreneur or intrapreneur.

This program will cover these four pillars in-depth - with each course devoted to exploring a particular topic and how it can inform the decisions you face in your career. If you’re looking to discover and practice the fundamental skills and methodology used in business today, this Professional Certificate program is for you. Some of the topics you will cover in this program include: funding, valuation, key performance metrics, financial forecasting, data analysis, and models of consumer choice and demand.

This program is best suited for professionals who are looking to grow their career into a managerial role where they will need to make financial and analytical decisions.


Courses under this program:
Course 1: Financial Accounting Made Fun: Eliminating Your Fears

Learn the language of financial accounting and how to use financial statement information to better manage and grow your business.

Course 2: Analytics for Decision Making

Discover the foundational concepts that support modern data science and learn to analyze various data types and quality to make smart business decisions.

Course 3: Financial Analysis for Decision Making

Learn how to analyze business opportunities for their financial viability and secure funding to start and grow your business.

Course 4: Economics: Consumer Demand

Learn the fundamental economic principles of consumer demand and how the relationship between price, quantity and demand affect the market.


Taught by

Peter Wilson, Mark Potter, Rick Cleary, Nathan Karst, Davit Khachatryan, George Recck, Babak Zafari and John Korsak


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