Executive Finance With an Edge

Business leaders and executives across different areas of a firm need to master financial fluency in order to effectively drive a firm’s success. A comprehensive insight into the organization’s path to success is essentially tied to understanding the firm’s finances and the up-to-date decision-making processes in this area. 

This course is designed to build proficiency in finance, understand current financial practices and provide an overview of how finance-driven decisions are made.  The course will give students access to tools aimed at helping them navigate the fast-paced, dynamic financial landscape of the business world and financial markets. Participants will learn through a combination of lectures, assigned readings and discussions with concrete examples and application from current business news.  Notes and reading materials will be provided prior to each class. 

Requirements: Participants will require a computer with a camera and mic for on-line live lectures and class discussions.

A Pre assessment will be sent prior to the course start to assess your overall proficiency in the background material.


(Online: 8 partial days, 1 - 4 pm, Atlantic Time)

  • April 3 - 21, 2023


Mondays: April 3, 17, 24, 2023
Wednesdays: April 5, 12, 19, 26, 2023
Friday: April 21, 2023



$ 4,850.00 + HST
Facilitator:  Christine Panasian, PhD, MA Finance
Location: Online

Program Content

  • Valuation
  • Financial Decision-Making
  • Corporate Governance Issues and their Solutions
  • Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) topics and other recent developments

What You Will Learn 

  • a good understanding of the processes involved in making critical financial decisions based on research, best business practices and expert practitioners
  • the ability to confidently engage in financial discussions and clearly communicate decisions to stakeholders
  • to understand what is needed for a firm to thrive in a rapidly digitized and data-driven world
  • you will acquire a solid understanding of the latest developments in the finance field that are set to be game-changers for the business environments around the world. Topics here will touch on Artificial Intelligence, Digitalization of Economies, Corporate Social Responsibility and Environmental, Social and Governance Investing

Who Should Attend?

You will benefit from this seminar if you:

Are interested in gaining a deeper understanding of the disruptive changes in the finance world and business, in general.