Demystifying Financial Information and Informed Decision-Making

Become a strategic contributor in your organization with decisions involving financial information. In two days, you’ll learn how to appropriately interpret and respond to critical financial data. The course covers the concepts, calculations and tools used in finance and the role of financial data in decision-making processes such as determining growth and strategic resource allocation.

  Time: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM (MT)
  Location: Mosaic – live video collaboration
  Price: $1950

Ideal for all non-financial business executives and professionals.

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Meet Your Instructor: Dr. Frank Smith

Finance Instructor Dr. Frank SmithDr. Frank Smith is a former business owner and consultant for banking and nonprofit organizations. At Colorado State University’s College of Business, he is a beloved professor and an accomplished researcher in the finance field. Frank has earned teaching awards and is gifted in bringing a balance of real-world experience and finance expertise into the classroom. Frank’s prolific finance research and expertise includes exchange traded funds, market valuation, market efficiency and options financial modeling. He received his BSE from the Air Force Academy, MBA from Chapman University and Ph.D. from Texas Tech University, and is a husband and father of two and enjoys road biking, golf and spending time with his family.

Finance Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand financial terminology and significance
  • Master the names and uses of various financial statements
  • Become confident with decision-making based on financial information
  • Learn to compute ratios and calculations fundamental to business success
  • Read, interpret and appropriately respond to critical financial information
  • Make smarter decisions that deliver higher profitability
  • Understand financial risk analysis