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2019 April EE with Guest Speaker Fritz Foley, Harvard Business School & Academic Awards Night
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2019 April EE with Guest Speaker Fritz Foley, Harvard Business School & Academic Awards Night

When: Tuesday, April 9, 2019
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: Harvard Business School
117 Western Avenue
Boston, MA  02163
United States
Contact: Makenzie Howard

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The Opportunities Modern CFOs Face

What is the most important report a CFO creates? How tightly should a CFO control expenses? What kinds of meetings should CFOs attend, and with whom should CFOs interact? Over the last two decades, the answers to these questions have changed as the CFO role has evolved into one of the most powerful positions in many organizations. Drawing on research for his second-year MBA course at Harvard Business School focusing on CFOs, Fritz Foley will characterize the role played by effective modern CFOs. Using the case of the recent transformation of Microsoft, he will also lead a discussion about a framework for thinking regarding a trade-off that many firms face: the trade-off between pursuing growth and pursuing higher margins.


SPEAKER:C. Fritz Foley

André R. Jakurski Professor of Business Administration, Senior Associate Dean, Strategic Financial Planning


Fritz Foley is the André R. Jakurski Professor and Senior Associate Dean for Strategic Financial Planning at Harvard Business School. Prior to joining the HBS faculty in 2004, he taught at the University of Michigan Business School. He received a Ph. D. in Business Economics from Harvard University and a B.A. in Ethics, Politics, and Economics from Yale University. Professor Foley’s research focuses on corporate finance.  He has published papers on investment, capital structure, working capital management, dividend policy, joint ventures, intellectual property, and corporate tax policy.  His work has been funded by grants from a variety of organizations including the National Science Foundation and the World Bank.  He is a Research Associate in the National Bureau of Economic Research’s Corporate Finance and International Trade and Investment Programs and has served as an Associate Editor of the Journal of International Economics.  Professor Foley teaches Corporate Financial Operations, a second-year MBA elective course he created.  This course takes a general management perspective on corporate finance, focusing on the activities that chief financial officers perform.  He also Co-Chairs Finance for Senior Executives and has taught in numerous other HBS Executive Education programs.  In his role as Senior Associate Dean, he works closely with the HBS leadership team on a wide portfolio of activities including multiyear financial planning, resource allocation, risk management, and program evaluation. He has advised firms in technology, biotech, retail, health care, professional services, and other industries on financial matters and strategic choices. He has also served as a trustee for several nonprofit organizations.


4:00pm:                     Registration Opens

4:30pm - 5:15pm:     Awards Ceremony

5:15pm - 6:15pm:      Welcome Reception 

6:15pm - 7:00pm:      Plated Dinner

7:00pm - 8:00pm:      Guest Speaker

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This meeting qualifies for one 1 CPE credit.


Cancellation Policy: Please send cancellations to no later than 5:00PM Thursday April 4, 2019. 


Field of study: Business Management and Organization

Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this meeting. 

Advance preparation: There is no advance preparation require for this meeting. 

Type of delivery method: Group-Live

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