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Previous title: Thirty-Plus Practical Tools and Techniques for Making Your Key Financial Decisions
This course introduces and explores analytical tools and techniques to assist in routine and non-routine situations. These include: identifying and addressing structural blockages to decision-making, data management, providing information and analysis, improving operations, model building, designing tests, valuing and financing acquisitions and divestitures, as well as evaluating capital programs and other long-term investments. Today's fast-paced, global environment requires you to know available techniques, including when and how to use them.
- How to Develop and Use Statistical and Managerial Tools and Techniques (Concrete Examples)
- Systems to Collect Data and Manage Information in an Organization
- Decision Tools that Provide Significant Insights into Potential Trends
- Basic Analytical Models
- Information and Analysis for Better Decision-Making
This course discusses how to identify blockages in their organization that interfere with decision-making, develop a system to obtain data and convert it into information apply techniques to uncover patterns/trends in data, and apply analytical tools for problem-solving use tools and techniques including constructing analytical models to solve problems, improve an organization's budgeting and planning processes and results, and participate in the planning valuation and execution of acquisitions divestitures and capital programs.
Prerequisite: Experience in finance, operations or accounting
Advanced Preparation: None