Executive Education
Finance Bootcamp for Non-Finance Leaders

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Finance is the language of business. It helps determine if the needs/wants of division or department leaders support an organization’s strategy and long-term financial health.

Finance is more than saying "no" to investment requests, doing “data analysis” or just providing reports. Being good at Finance helps you become a better/faster decision maker, act as true business partner, drive action to results, and operate with an ownership mentality!

We believe that finance should be a cross-functional skill, and our program reflects this philosophy. We'll help you learn how to apply financial analysis and decision-making techniques to your work, no matter what your role is in the organization. 

What participants are saying:

The curriculum was tailored to the students present, drawing from their individual experiences, questions and real-world examples. We were able to get specific and we learned from each other. As a result, the insights I gained were relevant and immediately applicable to my work.

Missy KilpatrickBusiness Manager


Program Details

Program dates

Spring 2024:

  • Wednesdays from March 27 – April 24 12:00 – 3:30 p.m. ET
  • Tuesdays 1:30 – 2:30 pm  - Optional coaching session to learn how to apply new skills in your current work environment


Registration Deadline

March 13, 2024


Delivery MethodOnline

$1,950 per participant

Promotions and Available Discounts

  • Discounts are available for Ohio State University employees, OSUWMC employees, Veterans, employees from non-profit organizations and organizations who send three or more employees.  For more information about discounts please contact Meredith Conder at conder.11@osu.edu.
Prospective Participant Profile

This program is valuable for...

  • This program is valuable for anyone who needs to better understand the role of finance and how they can work with them to improve their organization and overall Company results.
  • Professionals and executives in operations, sales, marketing, IT, facilities, HR or administration.
  • Mid-level or senior managers from any functional area with budget or operational decision-making responsibility line.
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Course Takeaways

What You Will EarnExample certificate of completion

Once you successfully complete the program, you will be eligible to receive a certificate of completion from The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business. You may proudly display this certificate in your office or home to showcase your accomplishment. You may also add this certificate to the licenses and certifications section of your LinkedIn profile. This will allow you to showcase your newly acquired experience to your network and stand out in your field.

We also value your commitment to learning, and as a token of appreciation, we offer a 10% discount on future topic-based programs you wish to pursue through Executive Education at Fisher College of Business. We believe that learning is a lifelong journey, and we are proud to be a part of yours.

  • Value for Individual
    • Gain practical knowledge to analyze company data and discuss the financial implications of operations, marketing, sales, product development, research & development, etc. with key decision-makers in your organization

    • Gain clear insight into ways your decisions can influence company performance and value, using Microsoft Excel to model different financial and investment scenarios

    • Review an organization’s annual reports and statements found online to assess a firm's future prospects and value to determine risk

    • Feel more confident understanding financial statements and leveraging your knowledge for your own investments

    • Learn how to apply forecasting and simulation techniques to solve financial problems (example: Monte Carlo Simulation)

  • Value for Company
    • Your leaders will understand the language around cash flow and value as well as how to analyze corporate financial statements to manage your organization’s financial health

    • Your leaders will better understand and know how to calculate financial risks tied to their decision-making

    • Your leaders will understand a firm’s financing options (equity, loans, and short-term credit) and what these options mean for the value of the firm

    • Your leaders will learn how to assess division-level revenues, expenses and profitability over a period of time for to support project selection or elimination

Our Faculty

  • Open/Close Susan Clark, Senior Lecturer of Finance

    Susan Clark is a graduate of The Ohio State University, earning both a Bachelor of Science in Metallurgical Engineering and an MBA. After working in the Consulting Division of Arthur Andersen, Susan began teaching full time at Franklin University, teaching Corporate Finance, Investments, Money & Banking and Senior Seminar.

    In 1999, Susan returned to Ohio State as an adjunct and in 2010 became a Senior Lecturer, teaching Intro to Finance, Investments and Corporate Finance. Susan is a Certified Master Reviewer and Peer Evaluator for Quality Matters and a Faculty Partner for Cengage.

    Susan received the Fisher College of Business Outstanding Undergraduate Instructor Award in 2023, the Max M. Fisher Faculty Eminence Award in 2015, and the Daniel Westerbeck Teaching Excellence Award in 2013. She was awarded the ENGIE-Axium & Fisher College of Business Teaching Fellow in 2019. Susan resides in Dublin with her husband, Mike. .

Cancellation and Transfer Policy

  • Open/Close Cancellation and Transfer Policy

    All cancellations and transfers must be received in writing. Submit your request via email to Jennie McAndrew at mcandrew.28@osu.edu with the name of the program, followed by “cancellation” or “transfer” in the subject line.

    • Cancellations must be made at least thirty (30) days prior to the first day of the program in order to be eligible for a full refund.
    • Cancellations must be made at least fourteen (14) days prior to the first day of the program in order to be eligible for a 50% refund.
    • Any cancellations made less than fourteen (14) days prior to the first day of the program will forfeit the registration fee.
    • If you for any reason are unable to attend the program, please consider sending someone in your place. Participants can transfer their registration to someone else within their organization at no charge up to 24 hours before the first day of the program.
Contact Us

Jennie McAndrew
Education Program Senior Specialist, Executive Education