Business and Finance Courses

These programs, developed by Cornell University faculty, are designed primarily for professionals who are not financial managers or cost accountants, but who are looking to develop and sharpen their financial acumen. The courses connect the principles of finance, accounting, and economics with the departmental activities of the rest of the organization. When you understand these connections, your decisions, proposals, and explanations will not only be better informed, they’ll be better received.

  • Sustainable Business Foundations (LSM711)

  • Analyzing Formal Organizational Structure (ILR553)

  • Designing Organizational Systems (ILR554)

  • Evaluating Stocks (JCB445)

  • Purchasing Considerations (SHA731)

  • Inventory Management (SHA732)

  • Purchasing Strategy (SHA733)

  • Supplier Selection and Evaluation (SHA734)

  • Cost Management (SHA735)

  • Bidding, Negotiation, and Contract Management (SHA736)

  • Privacy Structure and Risk Assessment (LAW551)

  • Privacy Incidents (LAW552)

  • Examining Cybersecurity Governance (LAW553)

  • Business and Cybersecurity in Practice (LAW554)

  • Developing a Cybersecurity Culture (LAW578)

  • Evaluating a Corporate Sustainability Strategy (CIPA561)

  • Sustainability Risk Management (CIPA562)

  • Generating Profit in a Sustainability Era (CIPA563)

  • Pricing and Revenue Management Essentials (SHA776)

  • Fundamentals of Organizational Design (ILR551)

  • Assessing Organizations in Context (ILR552)

  • Analyzing Sustainability in Organizations (LSM712)

  • Applying Sustainability Strategy (LSM713)

  • Implementing Sustainability (LSM714)

  • Strategic Stakeholder Management (LSM715)

  • Mastering the Time Value of Money (HAME507)

  • Choosing the Right Performance Measures for Your Organization (LSM531)

  • Foundations of Financial Statements (CORE111)

  • Making Capital Investment Decisions (HAME508)

  • Aligning Performance Measures with Business Strategy (LSM532)

  • Accruals and Cash Flows (CORE112)

  • Risk and Return: How to Identify, Measure, and Incorporate Into Capital Budgeting Decisions (HAME509)

  • Measuring and Motivating Performance (LSM533)

  • Sales Accounting (CORE113)

  • Raising Capital: The Process, the Players, and the Strategic Considerations (HAME510)

  • Measuring and Improving Margins (LSM534)

  • Investments, Capital and Financial Forecasting (CORE114)

  • Understanding Financial Statements (HAME513)

  • Managing Business Capacity with Activity-Based Costing (LSM535)

  • Using Ratio Analysis to Evaluate Financial Performance (HAME514)

  • Measuring and Improving Efficiency (LSM536)

  • Assessing Nonprofits using Financial Statements and Ratios (CIPA511)

  • Determining Appropriate Busgeting, Debt Financing and Cash Flow (CIPA512)

  • Fundraising and Revenue Generation (CIPA513)

  • Strategically Governing the Organization (CIPA514)

  • Examining Scarcity and Opportunity Cost (CORE101)

  • Analyzing Price and Equilibrium (CORE102)

  • Conducting Market Analysis and Predicting Price (CORE103)

  • Modeling Perfect Competition (CORE104)

  • Comparing Monopolies and Competition (CORE105)

  • Getting Started with Spreadsheet Modeling and Business Analytics (DYS541)

  • Harvesting Spreadsheet Data (DYS542)

  • Visualizing and Communicating Insights Using Excel (DYS543)

  • Making Predictions and Forecasts with Data (DYS544)

  • Cryptocurrencies and Ledgers (CTECH201)

  • Crytography Essentials (CTECH202)

  • Blockchain Fundamentals (CTECH203)

  • Applications of Blockchain Technology (CTECH204)

  • Embracing the Basics of Business Law (LAW501)

  • Structuring Business Agreements (LAW502)

  • Exploring Specialty Areas of Business Law (LAW503)

  • Working with Legal Professionals (LAW504)

  • FinTech Disruptions (LSM621)

  • Trends in FinTech (LSM622)

  • Assessing Startup Viability and Funding Options (CREA501)

  • Pitching Your Business Opportunity (CREA502)

  • Protecting Your Interests (CREA503)

  • Financial Planning, Valuation and Dilution (CREA504)

  • Company Structure and Due Diligence (CREA505)

  • Post-Investment Best Practices (CREA506)

  • Finance and Accounting Principles (DYS551)

  • Marketing Fundamentals (DYS552)

  • Strategic Business Planning and Forecasting (DYS553)

  • Managing Organizations (DYS554)

  • Leading Without Authority (DYS555)

  • Navigating the Global Business Landscape (DYS556)

  • Process Analysis in Operations (SLN576)

  • Improving Operations (SLN577)

  • Quality Control Systems (SLN578

  • Inventory Management Strategies (SLN579)

  • Employment Law in Practice (LAW561)

  • Employee Privacy in the Workplace (LAW562)

  • Anti-discrimination Principles (LAW563)

  • Wage and Benefit Regulations (LAW564)

  • Employee Duties and Promises (LAW565)

  • Fashion Trends and Forecasting (CHE111)

  • Production Planning (CHE113)

  • Fashion Line Product Development (CHE112)

  • Distribution and Marketing (CHE114)

  • Creating Effective Contracts (LAW541)

  • Interpreting Contracts (LAW542)

  • Managing Risk in Contracts (LAW543)

  • Enforcing Contract Terms (LAW544)

  • Impactful Unscripted Communication (LSM705)

  • Persuasion (JCB421)

  • Business Writing (LSM702)

  • Cross-Cultural Communication (LSM706)

  • Advanced Business Writing (LSM703)

  • Accounting (JCB501)

  • Finance (JCB502)

  • Managing Human Capital (JCB503)

  • Sales (JCB504)

  • Marketing (JCB505)

  • Strategy (JCB506)

  • Legal (JCB507)

  • Using Humor For Influence (CAS551)

  • Using Humor for in the Workplace (CAS552)

  • Virtual Communication (LSM710)

  • Leveraging Problem-Solver Profiles (JCB441)

  • Framing and Breaking Down Complex Problems (JCB442)

  • Researching and Analyzing Information to Make Your Decision (JCB443)

  • Putting AREA Into Action (JCB444)

  • Market Research and Product Development (CALS131)

  • Food Safety and Quality (CALS132)

  • Food Processing and Packaging (CALS133)

  • Regulatory Agencies and Food Regulations (CALS134)

  • Commercialization (CALS135)