MGT 290-001 CFO for Technology Industry Immersion
Winter 2019

Course Description

This course introduces students to the tools and expertise required of a technology company CFO. The course will run on five alternating Fridays and feature guest speakers with deep expertise in relevant functional areas in the technology industry.

Each session will focus on specific tech CFO-related topics, such as: measuring and driving performance, balancing strategic direction and financial success of the company, turnaround management and divestiture, acquisition and post-acquisition integration, capital budgeting, risk management, and forecasting. Guest speakers will expose students to real world challenges and opportunities faced by tech industry CFOs by presenting real-world case studies in class, and students will be asked to work on the cases in-class in small groups and present their recommendations to the class at the end of each speaker session. Students will also be asked to produce individual write-ups after each speaker session with summary of the lessons they learned.

Winter 2019 Course Syllabus & Schedule


Ayako Yasuda, Professor of Finance, UC Davis Graduate School of Management