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Financial Literacy and Analysis

Master the language of finance

Equip yourself with the skills to navigate between strategy and operations using financial statements and add value to the boardroom and your organization.

Add value to the boardroom

Executives and directors who can use and understand numbers add more value to the boardroom and to their organization and are better able to fulfill their leadership mandate. Mastering the language of finance enhances your ability to ask the right questions and engage management more efficiently. Over three days our expert faculty will provide you with a context for the use of financial information and build a framework for strategic thinking based on solid financial measures.


Alexandra MacKay, Featured Faculty

Associate Professor, Teaching Stream, Finance, Rotman School of Management

Alexandra MacKay is the Executive Director, Rotman Commerce Professional Skills Centre. She teaches in the Commerce, Master of Finance and Executive MBA programs, as well as in Executive Education including MBA Essentials and Financial Literacy for Directors and Executives.

Her research interests include risk management in deregulated network industries and efficiency of fixed income markets in Canada.

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Connect the dots

Build the skills you need to navigate financials. This program is designed to help you connect the dots and gain a practical working knowledge of financial reporting and analysis.
Past participants have included CEOs, SVPs, presidents, executives, board directors and senior managers from public, private and not-for-profit boards and organizations. 

  • Improve your ability to read and understand financial statements
  • Better connect strategy and operations to maximize value
  • Use financial data and analysis more effectively
  • Execute your financial role and responsibilities with due diligence

Application Process

Payment and Fee Reduction

This program has been approved for 19.5 continuing professional development (CPD) hours under Section A of the continuing professional development (CPD) log of the Human Resources Professionals Association (HRPA).

This program has been certified by the University of Toronto's Sustainability Office as a Green Course.

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This program can count towards earning your Excellence in Executive Leadership certificate. Join an elite circle of leaders building their own path to professional development and receive official recognition from the University of Toronto Rotman School of Management.


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3-day intensive program

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This offering is on hold until an in-person offering is possible.

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Rotman School of Management
Toronto, Ontario

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Participant profile:
Executives, senior managers, and next-generation leaders

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$5,250 CAD + HST

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