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Corporate Finance for Technical Managers (E M 596, new Fall 2018)

Corporate Finance for Technical Managers equips current and future technical managers with the skills required to communicate and collaborate with the C-suite (CFO, COO, CEO) regarding strategic financial planning and decision-making that creates corporate value. Technical managers must grasp the critical linkage between engineering, finance, and strategy, in order to lead organizations to achieve goals.  A solid understanding of finance, beyond the department/project level, enables technical managers to contribute to strategic resource allocation and high-level corporate decision-making.


Tim Cobb  is a Certified Management Accountant and financial ­professional with over 25 years of cross-functional experience. He has held leadership and senior executive level positions in the IT/financial industries, and has been a consultant to firms ranging in size from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies and global organizations. He serves as a consultant and Subject Matter Expert to the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) and as a question writer for financial certification exams in North America, Europe, and Asia. Additionally, he has been a speaker and panelist at the New York Stock Exchange on the topics of financial analytics and strategic business development.




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Important information regarding non-WSU students

Non-WSU students who wish to take an E M course must be admitted to WSU prior to enrolling in the course.

Undergraduate Admission

  • Non-degree seeking: visit Submit your application along with a $25 application fee at least 2 weeks prior to the start of the semester.

Graduate Admission (students who hold a bachelor’s degree)

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