Thank you for considering the FrAm U Executive Education program brought to you by the French-American Chamber of Commerce New York Chapter. This page lists our Spring '22 courses. For any questions not addressed here, please be sure to ask your advisor during your pre-enrollment meeting, or contact us.
*Important enrollment information*- if you intend to pursue a FrAM U Certificate, including one of the courses below, please do not enroll with the university before consulting with your FrAm U advisor. Your advisor will send you detailed information on enrollment steps, including payment instructions, and an enrollment questionnaire.
Business Strategy and Financial Performance │ 9 weeks │ € 1,800 ($2,031)
Start date: February 7, 2022
- High potentials looking to accelerate their development as business leaders
- Executives in functions such as HR and IT looking to improve their ability to act as business partners within their organisations
- Those responsible for B2B client relationships looking to deepen their customer understanding and to position themselves as strategic partners
Key Topics: Big Picture Perspective, Value Approach to Managing a Business, Financial Perspective on Strategic Execution
Course Description: Thinking strategically is no longer a skill confined to senior leaders; it is now crucial for professional success across a wide range of roles and responsibilities. The greater executives understand business strategy and financial performance, the better they are able to develop strategic agility in the face of disruption and make faster and smarter decisions. They will also be better equipped to help their organisations stay ahead of emerging opportunities, and drive the innovation initiatives needed to succeed in today’s more challenging markets.
Financial Analysis for Non-financial Managers │ 7 weeks │ € 1,500 ($1,692)
Start date: April 25, 2022
- Decision makers within an organization overseeing significant resources
- Mid- to senior-level executives without extensive training in accounting or finance
- From functional areas outside of Finance, including: Operations; Marketing; Research and Engineering; Legal;
Strategy; and General Management
Key Topics: Financial Acumen, Drivers of Financial Decision Making, Valuation Framework
Course Description: Finance is one of the core pillars of any business organization, and building financial understanding into your decision-making is critical as you advance. Financial Analysis for Non-Financial Managers accelerates your understanding of the core financial dimensions of business. The program will explore decision-making frameworks within the firm, using evaluation tools to evaluate the impact and efficacy of different projects. It will take a deep dive into valuation at the firm level, getting to grips with new techniques and mechanisms to estimate the value of an enterprise.
FinTech Program │ 7 weeks │ € 1,650 ($2,007)
Start date: March 21, 2022
- Business leaders, executives, and entrepreneurs interested in understanding the business case for and against various FinTech trends.
Key Topics: Technology and consumer banking: the payment system, Technology and credit: lending and fundraising, Technology and contracting: blockchains, Technology and Investing: trading and investment advisory
Course Description: FinTech—the adaptation of cutting-edge technology into financial transactions to improve performance—has become a buzzword on Wall Street, Main Street, and Silicon Valley alike. The INSEAD Fintech Programme helps develop your understanding of the four main areas of FinTech: payment systems; lending and fund-raising; cryptocurrencies and blockchains; and technology-driven trading and investing. You will explore these technologies from a business point of view and discover not only the potential transformative power of some technologies, but also their limitations. The program will enable you to build a solid understanding of what FinTech is and ultimately develop the needed strategic response relevant to your organization.
Investment Philosophies │ 15 weeks │ $1,936
Start date: January 24, 2022
- Intended for individuals with an interest in investing; participants with all levels of experience are welcome
Key Topics: Investment strategies and philosophies, how to be a successful investor
Course Description: Consistently winning at investing is not only difficult to do, but does not follow a standard script. In other words, investment winners range the spectrum, from chartists to value investors to market timers, and imitation seems to provide no payoffs. So, what is it that separates these winners from the losers? Is it just luck? Is it skill? Is it personality?
In this course, students will look at a range of investment philosophies with the intent of finding not only the core beliefs that animate them, but also the ingredients needed to make them work. Students will look at the historical evidence in support of or working against each philosophy and what they need to bring to the table to succeed with that philosophy.
Corporate Sustainability │ 14 weeks │ $1,936
Start date: January 24, 2022
- Intended for individuals with a genuine interest in corporate sustainability; Participants with all levels of work experience are welcome to attend.
Key Topics: ESG (environment, social, and governance) investing, sustainable supply chain management, employee and consumer engagement, sustainability marketing
Course Description: In today’s volatile, complex, and uncertain world, it is crucial for businesses to understand key environmental as well as societal risks and opportunities. Both demand successful management by business leaders in order to drive innovation, improve operational efficiency, and create value for their firm and society. This 14-week course provides participants with the ability to help their business be a force for change through ESG (environment, social, and governance) investing, sustainable supply chain management, employee and consumer engagement, sustainability marketing, and more.
Advanced Valuation │ 15 weeks │ $1,936
Start date: January 24, 2022
Ideal for analysts, financial officers, and portfolio managers.
Intended for individuals with knowledge of financial statement analysis, basic statistics, time value of money, and Microsoft Excel.
Key Topics: Business Value Estimation, Pricing Methodologies, Data-Driven Storytelling
Course Description: Whether it’s managing a portfolio, preparing for an imminent merger or acquisition, or marveling over the newest dollar figure attached to a tech wunderkind, valuation is the key to parsing and understanding the numbers. Through video lectures, live online meetups, and a hands-on valuation project, students will learn how to estimate the value of any business, small or large, private or public, in a developed or an emerging market. They will also be able to price businesses using earnings, book value, revenue, or other pricing multiples and comparables.