(Simon Business School) since 1996
In the Financial Accounting course, we discuss the different types of financial information that stock market companies prepare. Financial Accounting creates transparency in financial markets and helps capital providers make good decisions when allocating funds. After the course, you will understand the different financial statements (balance sheets, income statements and cash flow statements) that a company publishes externally. You will also understand how estimates impact the financial information that companies publish externally.
This course provides the conceptual framework necessary to help managers decide what investment decisions make best sense. We start with investment projects, such as replacing machines, launching new products, or building new factories, and end with the exciting topic of computing the value of companies and negotiating agreements about the acquisition and sale of companies. The perspectives presented here cover both theoretical and practical issues. While the course’s focus is on investments, the principles we develop apply to management decisions in general with a view to helping you make better choices.
The Managerial Accounting course uses case studies to show how managers can apply internal information within companies to make better decisions and create value. One of the key contributions of the finance function in companies is strategic decision-making and strategic performance measurement. After the course, you will understand how reports prepared by financial managers can help other managers make better decisions and how financial managers can measure the strategic process of a company.
In this course, you learn how firms interact with capital markets and why that is relevant. At the core of our considerations are three financial policies:
You learn how financing instruments can be used to bridge disagreements, make deals more valuable, set the right incentives, and even serve as a truth serum. You discover the power of these tools in financing decisions throughout the lifecycle of a firm, including seed financing, venture capital, mergers and acquisitions, and initial public offerings. Finally, we extend this logic to financial risk management and learn how different financial instruments can be used to mitigate risk.
Understand the corporate financial statements that reflect your company’s performance, optimize financial instruments to make data-driven investment decisions and mitigate risk and make informed financing decisions along the lifecycle of a firm.
You will benefit from renowned academics from different business schools, as well as exchanges with established business leaders. If desired, you may complete additional courses after the CAS Finance Boost to obtain a DAS in Finance or the Rochester-Bern Executive MBA.
Please note that courses and dates can be subjects to change.
You will receive a grade for each of the four courses in the certificate program. The professor will measure your performance through individual online exams, group homework and case studies, individual written assignments, and class participation.
Classes are made up of executives and managers whose backgrounds include finance, manufacturing, business administration, IT, engineering, law, medicine, and other fields.
To qualify for the program, we ask that you have:
Program fees amount to CHF 16,600 (in one installment). The price includes tuition, materials, lunches and refreshments on regular class days, university registration, and exam fees. The fees do not include accommodation in Bern or Thun.
Please complete the online application form for your respective program choice and upload it onto the application tool. We require you to submit the following and tick all confirmation boxes in the tool:
If you meet the admissions requirements, a member of our recruitment team will contact you to set up a personal conversation. We let you know of our decision within one week after your personal interview.
Upon acceptance to the program, we will send you a letter of acceptance and ask you to pay the program fee of CHF 16,600 to complete the process. Once we receive your payment, we will send you further information to help you prepare for the program start.
In our classes, we seek to combine a diversity of profiles to provide you with the most beneficial classroom experience and professional network possible. Here you can find the statistics of a typical class.