Innovators find themselves having to explain their idea's implications in a financial language that is not natural to them, especially when they have an engineering or creative background. If you find yourself in this situation, this is the perfect course for you. This course is a step-by-step guide to the concepts required to take your idea and express it in a way that Finance professionals can understand it. This course comes with lectures that illustrate concepts, quizzes that help you check your understanding and an experiential simulation. The simulation has you consulting to a fictitious company and building out their financial projections in a spreadsheet. You will get to work with a virtual coach built into a spreadsheet. This coach will guide you through challenges and help you get to the finish line.
This course is the foundational part of a 3-part series and gives you the financial language needed for aligning innovation and finance. We hope to empower you to have great conversations within your company that can move your projects forward.
Alejandro Martinez is a PhD candidate at Stanford University and a Decision Analyst at SmartOrg, Inc. He has a long background in Operations. His current research interests are in studying how to create live processes that evolve over time.