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This virtual seminar is split between two consecutive days. Participants must attend both sessions to complete the seminar. Registration covers both sections.

Part 1: Wed, March 10 | 8:30am – 12:00pm
Part 2: Thu, March 11 | 8:30am – 12:00pm


The focus of this workshop is on managing for value. Real-world case studies will provide the opportunity to evaluate the financial implications of strategic decisions. You will practice framing an issue and then applying financial logic to make sound recommendations.

Key Topics

  • Establish how investors and the market view value creation
  • Overview of the capital budgeting process
  • Estimate cash flows and cost of capital
  • Understand key investment criteria
  • Key financial performance measures: net present value, internal rate of return, return on equity, return on assets, and return on investment
  • Apply decision making framework to “go or no-go” scenarios
  • Learn how to manage payout policy
  • Decide between capital structure alternatives
  • Understand drivers of merger and acquisition success

Who Should Attend

This course is appropriate for managers of all backgrounds seeking coverage of advanced topics. Managers with a non-finance background may find that this course is best following our “Basic Accounting” and/or “Using and Understanding Financial Statements” courses.

About the Instructor

Nathan Mauck is an associate professor of finance at the Henry W. Bloch School of Management at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. He teaches financial management, advanced corporate finance, financial modeling, valuation/M&A, and international finance. His primary research interests include sovereign wealth funds, mergers and acquisitions, behavioral finance, real estate, corporate social responsibility, international, and corporate finance. Nathan received his Ph.D. in finance from Florida State University and his undergraduate degree in finance from Kansas State University.

Program Details

Online Seminars All online seminars are hosted in real-time via. Zoom. Be prepared to participate with your class in discussion with your instructor. If you have not used Zoom or would like to learn more, please visit Getting Started with Zoom.

Scheduling All online seminars will be held across two-consecutive days from either 8:30-12:00 or 1:00-4:00 CST.

Pre-Course Communication Once registration is completed, you will be emailed a confirmation of enrollment. Two weeks before the session, you will receive an email with login details and additional details including any pre-work assignments (such as short readings or videos that instructors may ask you to complete prior to the session).

Course Recording Each online seminar is recorded and you will be given online access to these recordings. By attending the event, you are giving the Bloch School of Management permission to use your image should we create promotional or instructional material from the recorded session.

Cancellation & Transfer Policy Seminar participants (or their organizational representative) should call or email Bloch Executive Education in order to change or cancel registrations. Cancellations made prior to 7 days from the seminar date are eligible for credit towards a future seminar, but are ineligible for refund. Credit for future seminar is valid through the following seminar year. Seminar registrations may be transferred from one individual to another up to 7 days before any elected seminar. Cancellations made within 7 days from the seminar date are non-transferable and non-refundable. Bloch Executive Education reserves the right to make changes to the cancellation policy and transfer policy. The current policies will be posted on our website and will be observed regardless of previous policies or standards. “No-shows” are non-refundable and non-transferable.

Available Discount Programs

UMKC and Bloch Executive Education Alumni, Kansas City Regional Association of REALTORS members, CX Central Exchange members, Saint Luke’s Health System employees, Heartland Black Chamber of Commerce members – you qualify for discounted seminar registration.

If any of the above categories apply to you, please contact umkcexeced@umkc.edu or 816-235-2892 to take advantage of discounted rates.

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