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Financial Decision-Making

Financial Decision-making is a three-day core module in the Global Leader program and can also be taken as a stand-alone program.

Today’s business manager needs the know-how to navigate the financial information when making decisions. Understanding finance is crucial to obtaining project funding, anticipating business trends, or evaluating company performance. You cannot make decisions unless you understand how the money flows.

The Financial Decision-making program will provide you with an understanding of balance sheets, income statements, cash flow statements, and other financial disclosures, and how this information relates to key variables in management decisions.

Up to 4.5 ECTS credits can be transferred from the Financial Decision-making program to the Aalto Executive MBA or Aalto MBA program.

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The Financial Decision-making program is designed to enhance your performance through improved financial capabilities.

Gain an understanding of balance sheets, income statements, cash flow statements and other financial disclosures
Gain an ability to link financial information to key variables of management decisions
Learn international financial reporting (IFRS) requirements


The Financial Decision-making program is designed for experienced managers and business leaders who need to understand and interpret financial information in order to manage across functions in a global context.

It is also relevant for experts and specialists who aspire to build competencies and confidence in making strategic decisions.

Contents and Schedule

Program Structure

Pre-module period of 2–3 weeks

Individual preparation

Three-day module

Intensive contact learning session with instructor and peers

Post-module period

Take-home assignment

Program Fee and Registration

Program Fee

The fee for the Financial Decision-making program is € 4,150 (+ VAT).

The program fee includes learning materials, lunches and coffee breaks during the program days.

Please note that the program fee does not include travel expenses or accommodation. VAT is applicable to private persons and Finnish companies.


Register for the program latest four weeks before the module starts.

Program Start

Other Global Leader Modules

You can choose to register for individual stand-alone Global Leader modules or take the the full Global Leader program including all four core modules and the two elective modules of your choice.