Finance & Accounting

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Do you understand the financial implications at stake behind decisions? Are you optimizing your bottom line?

Numbers come naturally to some, and are intimidating for others, yet every organization needs metric and numbers-oriented leaders to guide decisions that make both logical and financial sense. Through a range of classroom and online courses, our faculty are here to help guide you to make the best possible decisions for your organization and to increase financial literacy through all levels of your business.


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Behavioral Finance in Hospitality: How to Make Better Decisions

OPEN PROGRAM, HOSPITALITY-FOCUSED

This course focuses on how to avoid behavioral biases and errors and understand how to make better financial decisions, ultimately preparing you to think critically and strategically about the intersection of human behavior and financial decision-making.

  • 3-Days on the Cornell University campus, Ithaca, NY U.S.A.
  • Pamela Moulton, Cornell School of Hotel Administration
Behavioral Finance in Hospitality: How to Make Better Decisions

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Finance for Everyone! Smart Tools for Financial Decision Making in Hospitality Businesses

OPEN PROGRAM, HOSPITALITY-FOCUSED

This course allows you to develop a set of intuitive financial tools to improve financial decision-making across a wide range of hospitality business contexts. (Note: this is a critical-thinking finance course, not a math-intensive course.).

  • 3-Days on the Cornell University campus, Ithaca, NY U.S.A.
  • Pamela Moulton, Cornell School of Hotel Administration
Finance for Everyone! Smart Tools for Financial Decision Making in Hospitality Businesses

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Hospitality Financial Management: Operations Decision Making

OPEN PROGRAM, HOSPITALITY-FOCUSED

This course will provide an application of financial and managerial concepts useful in analyzing hospitality operations. Participants will learn how to use financial statement analysis tools to increase profitability and techniques to make more strategic operational decisions and how to best manage operating and capital budgets.

  • 3-Days on the Cornell University campus, Ithaca, NY U.S.A.
  • Mary MacAusland, Cornell School of Hotel Administration
Hospitality Financial Management: Operations Decision Making

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The Financial Implications of Innovation

OPEN PROGRAM, HOSPITALITY-FOCUSED

This course will show you how to frame proposals to advance your projects and make them attractive to senior decision makers or outside investors while understanding the financial implications associated with growth and innovation.

  • 3-Days on the Cornell University campus, Ithaca, NY U.S.A.
  • Linda Canina, Cornell School of Hotel Administration
The Financial Implications of Innovation

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Strategic Financial Management for Hotels

OPEN PROGRAM, HOSPITALITY-FOCUSED

This course will teach you how best to measure financial performance and value creation for hotels and how companies connect these metrics with the hotel’s strategic goals and its managers’ performance.

  • 3-Days on the Cornell University campus, Ithaca, NY U.S.A.
  • Steven Carvell, Cornell School of Hotel Administration
Strategic Financial Management for Hotels

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Cornell Income Tax Update School

OPEN PROGRAM

This course will provide you with an understanding of new tax legislation and enhance your knowledge with a variety of taxation issues. Appropriate for CPAs, enrolled agents, tax practitioners, tax and financial advisors, consultants, attorneys and others needing in-depth explanation and review of income tax reporting and management.

  • 2-Days at various locations around New York State
  • Earn up to 16 CPE Credits or 15 continuing education credits under sponsor ID 9FRDE (IRS).
Cornell Income Tax Update School

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Financial Management

ONLINE

This certificate consists of courses that demystify financial terminology and concepts, giving you the tools you need to communicate fluently with finance managers and articulate business investment and project proposals to decision makers.

  • Six two-week online courses, requiring approx. 36 hours to complete
Financial Management

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Management Accounting

ONLINE

The certificate provides you with the tools you need to develop key performance indicators (KPIs) and reporting systems to improve the performance of managers and units all across your organization.

  •  Six two-week online courses, requiring approx. 36 hours to complete
Management Accounting

Custom Programs in Finance & Accounting

Cornell’s School of Hotel Administration and Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management both feature faculty with expertise in managerial and financial accounting, as well as strategic and corporate finance. Cornell Executive Education taps into this knowledge to create custom learning opportunities for organizations looking to invest in teams and become industry leaders in this space. Contact us for details of how we can support your organization.