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Chicago Booth Approach to Finance

September 20, 2022
100% online with live sessions
8 weeks, 3-5 hrs/week
Haresh Sapra
USD $2,800
English, Portuguese, and Spanish
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Program Overview:
Chicago Booth Approach to Finance

The business world is marked by volatility and unpredictability. Yet one thing remains constant—the language of business. And this competitive business world requires leaders to have a solid understanding of the core financial accounting principles to make effective decisions in their organization.

The Chicago Booth Approach to Finance offers you a unique opportunity to discover accounting from the Chicago Booth perspective, which views accounting as the language of business rather than a mere set of standards.

Led by renowned Chicago Booth Professor Haresh Sapra, you’ll explore key financial statements over an eight-week period. You’ll learn how to understand and prepare them and gain a deeper understanding of their main components. And after learning how to interpret a company’s financial statements and position, you’ll be able to make impactful decisions about combating competition, driving strategic growth, and creating shareholder value.

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Program Takeaways

  • Strengthen your financial decision-making by learning core finance and accounting principles.
  • Learn how to evaluate and identify red flags in financial statements and balance sheets.
  • Discover how the relationship between profit and cash flow is crucial to the health of an organization.
  • Learn how to gain insight into an organization’s efficiency and profitability by using tools such as ratios and liability analysis.
  • Acquire the financial forecasting tools needed for sound business planning.
  • Strengthen your finance and accounting terminology to better communicate across your organization.

Haresh Sapra

Charles T. Horngren Professor of Accounting

Haresh Sapra studies the real effects of accounting measurement policies, disclosure regulation, and corporate governance. His current research deals with issues of disclosure, transparency, and financial reporting for financial institutions. For example, how do accounting measurement rules impact the optimal design of prudential regulation for financial institutions? To what extent should accounting and prudential regulation be linked? What is the impact of loan loss provisioning models on banks’ risk-taking behavior?

His research has been published in journals such as The Accounting Review, Journal of Accounting Research, Games and Economic Behavior, and the Journal of Accounting and Economics. He teaches financial accounting to executive students and a PhD course on the economic modeling of accounting issues. He has previously taught an MBA elective on Mergers and Acquisitions and Corporate Restructuring Issues to full-time and part-time students.

Sapra has won numerous teaching awards in all the programs at Booth. He has been named one of the top-ranked professors in the BusinessWeek Guide to the Best Business Schools. Sapra is also the recipient of the Ernest R. Wish Accounting Research Award for his paper titled “Do Mandatory Hedge Disclosures Discourage or Encourage Excessive Speculation?”

Sapra earned a PhD in Business Administration from the University of Minnesota. He joined the Chicago Booth faculty in 2000.

Sapra is an accomplished runner who has competed in over thirty marathons. He has a personal best time of 2:53:06.

Who Should Enroll in
Chicago Booth Approach to Finance

Chicago Booth Approach to Finance is designed for middle and senior managers from across an organization, within a wide range of industries, who do not have formal training in finance and accounting. It is also aimed at executives who wish to update their knowledge of the core finance and accounting principles. Professionals in non-financial roles interested in acquiring strategic financial concepts will also benefit from this program.

Why Booth?

  • You will learn from one of the most highly regarded faculty of any business school in the world. As part of the University of Chicago, which is home to an extraordinary 92 Nobel laureates, Chicago Booth has nine faculty members who have won the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences.
  • Chicago Booth’s multidisciplinary approach to education gives you the analytical frameworks for unlocking solutions to complex problems. You’ll be encouraged to take risks, share your ideas, embrace diverse perspectives, and define your individual path to success.
  • At Booth, empirical evidence (real-world data) and analysis are paramount. A diverse array of analytical and behavioral frameworks gives participants the ability to visualize compelling new business solutions.
  • Upon completion of the program, you will receive a Certificate of Completion from Chicago Booth Executive Education. You will also receive a  Digital Badge that serves as a certified online credential of your accomplishment and can be shared among social networks such as LinkedIn.
  • You’ll automatically become a member of the Booth Executive Education community, which will provide you with an opportunity to grow your professional network.

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The University of Chicago Booth School of Business Executive Education


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