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Business Acumen: The Key to Elevate and Accelerate Your Career

Faculty: Noah Barsky
Date: December 6th, 2018
Location: Arcadian Loft, 401 Bay Street 8th Floor, Toronto Ontario
Sign In: 8:30 AM
Session: 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Cost: CAD$375+HST

Event Description


Dr. Barsky is currently a professor in Executive and Graduate Business Programs at the Villanova University School of Business (USA). He has also taught as a visiting professor in Executive MBA program at Washington University in St. Louis and at the INSEAD MBA program in Europe. His teaching, research, and writing focus on performance measurement, business planning, risk assessment, and financial reporting.

Dr. Barsky works an executive coach and also delivers training programs for various Fortune 100 companies, global professional services firms, and industry associations in North America and Europe. Notable recent clients include Boeing, Discovery Communications, Ernst & Young, ITV, KPMG, Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment, the National Basketball Association, Nestle, New York Life, Sanofi, and TD Bank. In addition to professional experience and certifications in the fields of accounting and finance, Dr. Barsky has also served on business advisory boards and as the Treasurer for a retailing cooperative.

He has authored five books and published over seventy articles in various academic and professional journals, including Strategic Finance, The Economist, Best Practices in Executive Decision Making, Corporate Finance Review, and Advances in Business Education and Training. Dr. Barsky has received multiple university teaching honors, including the Villanova School of Business Graduate Programs Teaching Excellence Award. He has been recognized with national and international awards and grants for his scholarly writing and curriculum innovation. Dr. Barsky earned his undergraduate and masters degrees from Penn State University and his Ph.D. from the University of Connecticut.

Event Description

Better understanding business is fundamental to contribute to your organization’s success and advance your career. Increasingly heightened and highly visible workplace expectations require rising leaders to rely upon strategic thinking, broad business perspective, and credible cross-organizational leadership abilities. This highly interactive seminar provides practical tools and guidance to enhance, renew, and apply insight about business strategy, financial realities, risk management, and performance accountability that today’s dynamic marketplace demands.

Program participants will be better prepared to:

  • Elevate their ability to create credible business cases by clearly connecting business strategy to resource needs, decision making, and performance goals.
  • Accelerate business results by better analyzing and communicating financial performance expectations in more effective and meaningful ways.
  • Integrate key business metrics with risk management to achieve strategic priorities.
  • Motivate themselves and others to immediately apply course content to enhance business insight, workplace communication, and employee engagement