Essential Finance and Accounting for Decision Making

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Barcelona, May, 8-11, 2018

+ 1 online module


Financial Accounting

  • Transaction Analysis: to familiarize you with the basics of balance sheets, income statements and cash flow statements, as well as the impact of the most common transactions and events on these statements.
  • Preparation of financial statements: understand, analyze, discuss their relationship and interpret the information they contain 
  • Accounting policies: describe and illustrate the key accounting policy choices managers must make and examine the potential impact of those choices on the firm’s accounts

Financial Statement Analysis and Diagnosis

  • Cash flow forecasts 
  • Balance sheet and income statement forecasting 
  • Financial diagnosis

Long-Term Valuation of Investment Projects

  • Expectations in cash flow generation 
  • Operational and financial risk 
  • Sources of finance


The program is a learning experience that extends over several weeks, and integrates off-campus learning in your workplace with classroom discussions that take place at IESE. This format ensures that you not only acquire cutting edge knowledge from IESE experts, but also share perspectives with peer participants as well as start to apply your insights to your day-to-day challenges.

During the first module, delivered entirely online, you will be introduced to key concepts via a series of lectures, readings and assignments. At IESE, during the second module, you will engage in rich discussions through case studies and workshops. In the third and final module, which takes place when you return to your office, you will be guided in applying new approaches, frameworks, and tools, and further refine your skills via additional online content. Personal tutorships will also be available as a complementary reinforcement of the discussed subjects.

Please note that, given the high level of integration between the modules, the program requires your participation in all three modules. During the first and third module, you can expect a dedication of roughly 4-6 hours per week.


IESE Business School
Executive Education