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Strategy and Finance for Global Executives

This module focuses on the technical, quantitative and analytical aspects of business. Courses cover strategy, data analytics, fintech, risk and leadership, delivered by some of NYU Stern’s best-rated professors.

New York City

Your base for Module 4

Your base for Module 4

New York University Stern School of Business, located in the heart of Greenwich Village and deeply connected with the City for which it is named, is one of the nation’s premier management education schools and research centers.

NYU Stern offers a broad portfolio of transformational programs at the graduate, undergraduate and executive levels, all of them enriched by the dynamism and deep resources of one of the world’s business capitals.

NYU Stern is a community that fosters inclusion, belonging, diversity and equity, and inspires its members to embrace change in a globally changing world.

Catching up with classmates

Day one of Module 4

Key topics and themes

Module 4’s courses give you the technical, quantitative and analytic foundation that all business leaders need fluency in.

We examine the concepts and tools required to devise Competitive and Analytic Strategies that enable firms to deliver superior value to chosen customers while simultaneously capturing a sufficient share of that value.

We look at the measurement and management of risk, examining the models and frameworks that underpin much of modern risk-management.

We will also give you a thorough understanding fintech and why it is important for all entrepreneurs to know about and recognize. This new course covers digital currencies, blockchains, and related topics in the fintech area.

Sample Courses

We continually innovate the TRIUM program, so each year is set up slightly differently. The following courses are a sample of what you’ll cover in your time in New York.

Valuation

A big-picture perspective from renowned valuation expert, Professor Aswath Damodaran. We start with the basics of valuation and how to convert tools and models into valuations, then Aswath shares his six big lessons learned across the years teaching, doing and acting on valuations.

Strategy and Data Analytics

This course explores how data can (and cannot) be used to make significant strategic decisions within organizations.

We build on your introductory coursework on finance, accounting, and strategy in a way that links these core business concepts both to each other, and to the broad idea of analytical (data-driven) decision making.

Credit Risk

This course covers the current conditions and outlook in global corporate and sovereign credit markets and the development and applications of prediction models of corporate distress and reorganization. Professor Altman will review the incredible evolution of his Z-Score models over the last 50 years and its applications in financial and managerial markets.

We analyze firms and countries from both macro-financial and firm-level perspectives, assessing the impact of the recent financial crisis and recovery on yields and returns in risky debt markets, and how to understand risk and return tradeoffs. With respect to sovereign debt markets, we will explore Professor Altman’s new and unique model for assessing sovereign default risk and the survival of the Euro. Finally, we examine the evolution and current status of credit risk models and applications for predicting corporate distress, using techniques pioneered by the instructor and others.

Blockchains, Distributed Ledgers and Digital Currency

This course covers digital currencies, blockchains, and related topics in the Fintech area, perhaps the most significant innovation in the financial world since the advent of double-entry bookkeeping centuries ago.

The technology appears to represent an existential challenge for major parts of the finance industry.

Featured faculty

Professor Edward Altman

Professor Emeritus of Finance, NYU Stern

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Professor Edward Altman

Professor Emeritus of Finance, NYU Stern

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Edward I. Altman is the Max L. Heine Professor of Finance, Emeritus at the Stern School of Business, New York University. He is the Director of Research in Credit and Debt Markets at the NYU Salomon Center for the Study of Financial Institutions. Prior to serving in his present position, Professor Altman chaired the Stern School's MBA Program for 12 years. Dr. Altman was named to the Max L. Heine endowed professorship at Stern in 1988 and his Emeritus status in September 2015.

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Professor Aswath Damodaram

Kerschner Family Chair in Finance Education and Professor of Finance at NYU

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Professor Aswath Damodaram

Kerschner Family Chair in Finance Education and Professor of Finance at NYU

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Aswath’s contributions to the field of Finance have been recognized many times over, with numerous awards. Before coming to Stern, Aswath lectured in Finance at the University of California, Berkeley.

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Professor JP Eggers

Assistant Professor of Management and Organizations

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Professor JP Eggers

Assistant Professor of Management and Organizations

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J.P. Eggers joined New York University Stern School of Business as an Assistant Professor of Management and Organizations in July 2008. Professor Eggers teaches the core M.B.A. strategy class and a strategy capstone elective. Professor Eggers's research interests focus on technological change, decision-making under uncertainty and new product development. Specifically, he studies the challenges faced by managers and executives in making good decisions and addressing new opportunities in emerging technologies. His recent work examines firms that backed the wrong technology during the emergence of the flat panel display industry and the role that managerial cognition played in determining the course of organizational action during the early years of the fiber optics industry.

Professor Oliver Gottschalg

TRIUM Academic Dean and HEC Academic Director

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Professor Oliver Gottschalg

TRIUM Academic Dean and HEC Academic Director

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Current research focuses on strategic logic and performance determinants of private equity investments. Serves as advisor to leading investors in Private Equity Industry.

Professor Sonia Marciano

Max L. Heine Professor of Finance, NYU Stern

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Professor Sonia Marciano

Max L. Heine Professor of Finance, NYU Stern

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Professor Marciano joined New York University Stern School of Business as a Clinical Associate Professor of Management and Organisations in July 2007. Prior to joining NYU Stern she taught Strategy at Columbia Business School and was an Institute Fellow and Senior Lecturer at Harvard University’s Institute for Strategy and Competitiveness.

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Randall P. White

Co-head of Leadership at HEC Paris and TRIUM

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Randall P. White

Co-head of Leadership at HEC Paris and TRIUM

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Dr. White has continually participated in the advancement of consulting psychology for leadership development. He serves on the Division 13 Coaching Psychology Credentialing Committee and is a reviewer for the Consulting Psychology Journal, as well as several other scholarly journals. He is a former president of the Society of Consulting Psychology (SCP), Division 13 of the American Psychological Association, a Fellow in Divisions 1 and 13 of the American Psychological Association (APA), a Salzburg Fellow on Women’s Issues and a former board member of the American Society for Training and Development. In 1987, Dr. White co-authored the best-selling business book, Breaking The Glass Ceiling: Can Women Reach The Top Of America’s Largest Corporations?; and in 1996, The Future of Leadership: Riding the Corporate Rapids into the 21st Century. Dr. White also co-authored Four Essential Ways That Coaching Can Help Executives in 1998 and Relax, It’s Only Uncertainty in 2001, which culminated in the development of Ambiguity Architect, a 360 assessment that measures the ability to cope with uncertainty. In 2009, he contributed the capstone chapter to The Perils of Accentuating the Positive, challenging the strengths-based leadership movement. Much of Dr. White’s work appears in multiple Western languages and Chinese. Dr. White holds an AB from Georgetown University, an MS from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and a PhD in social psychology from Cornell University. He is the former Director of Specialized Client Applications at the Center for Creative Leadership, where he was responsible for all custom programs and executive coaching, and has taught at the Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell.

Professor David L. Yermack

Albert Fingerhut Professor of Finance and Business Transformation

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Professor David L. Yermack

Albert Fingerhut Professor of Finance and Business Transformation

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David L. Yermack is the Albert Fingerhut Professor of Finance and Business Transformation at New York University Stern School of Business. He serves as Chairman of the Finance Department and Director of the NYU Pollack Center for Law and Business. Professor Yermack teaches joint MBA - Law School courses in Restructuring Firms & Industries and Bitcoin & Cryptocurrencies, as well as PhD research courses in corporate governance, executive compensation, and distress and restructuring. Professor Yermack has been with NYU Stern since 1994. His primary research areas include boards of directors, executive compensation, and corporate finance. Professor Yermack has published more than 25 articles in leading academic journals in Finance, Accounting, Economics, and Law. He is a Faculty Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research and has been a Visiting Scholar at the U.S. Federal Reserve Bank. Professor Yermack received his Bachelor of Arts in Economics (1985), Master of Business Administration (1991), Juris Doctor (1991), Master of Arts in Business Economics (1993), and Doctor of Philosophy in Business Economics (1994) from Harvard University.

Between modules

Following Module 4, you will work on group assignments and individual assignments, covering topics learnt in the courses of the module.

With your Capstone Team, you’ll prepare a formal presentation to share with your classmates during Module 5.

Class of 2017 with Professor Altman

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Alumni experience

The benefits of TRIUM go beyond just the transformational academic program. By joining our program you will enter a remarkable network of high-achieving global business leaders. The TRIUM Global Executive MBA alumni are among the most qualified and insightful in the international business world.

David Gutierrez

Colombia Class of 2020

Being a man who loves numbers, I have to say our Valuation class with Professor Damodaran was a unique experience. His mastery of the topic along with his ability to convey complex business scenarios in a simple and entertaining fashion is impressive.

Nisha Kesavan

India Class of 2020

I never thought number crunching would be so much fun! Quantitative Analysis with Professor Matt Mulford and Valuation with Professor Aswath Damodaran were just spectacular. Learning was never more fun than in these classes; their ability to teach processing numbers with a story is too brilliant.

Felipe Padilla Gomez

Mexico Class of 2009

TRIUM provided me with some of the key capabilities and resources I needed to become a global leader in my industry. The TRIUM EMBA program is an incredible journey that transformed every aspect of my life.

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