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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.

Sign-Up TodayMarch 5–7, 2021 | $5,250 CAD +HST


Faculty & Instructors

Rotman Executive Program faculty are known for their ability to translate the latest research into practical applications for the workplace, and to transmit skills to participants with the best teaching techniques. Industry leaders contribute to our programs to bring you the most up-to-date best practices and a wealth of real-world experience.

Meet the faculty and instructors teaching in Rotman's Financial Literacy and Analysis Program

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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

Sign-Up TodayMarch 5–7, 2021 | $5,250 CAD +HST

A deposit of 50% of the program fee is required at time of application. The balance of the program fee is due 30 days after receipt of invoice or 30 days before the start of the program, whichever is first.

Application Process

Before beginning the application process, please review the application policies. To apply, complete the online application form.

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Each application is reviewed by Rotman’s admissions committee to ensure participants have the appropriate academic and work experience.

Payment and Fee Reduction


Payments can be made online. Applicants will be redirected to a secure online payment website after completion of the application form. Deposits will be refunded to applicants not accepted to the program.

Fee Reduction

Rotman Executive Program graduates and Rotman alumni are eligible for a 25% discount on this program. Discounts cannot be combined but we will honour the greater discount amount towards the program fee. For more information on additional discounts, visit Discounts are not redeemable for cash.

*Participants will be responsible for their own travel, accommodation and incidental costs. Participants requiring accommodation during the program are eligible for preferred Rotman rates at select hotels. For more information contact an Executive Programs representative at

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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Dates and fees

3-day intensive program

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March 5–7, 2021

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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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