NACM's Graduate School of Credit and Financial Management Kicks Off

NACM's Graduate School of Credit and Financial Management (GSCFM) is underway, with first- and second-year students diving into intensive courses. Instructors Wanda Borges, Esq.; Susan Fee, M.Ed. L.P.C.; Charles Mulford, Ph.D., CPA; and William J. Russell, JD, kicked off the first three days of classes.

During the demanding, 10-day-long program, students participate in advanced-level, executive education courses. The credit professionals in these courses enhance their knowledge of the industry, polishing skills—directly and indirectly related to credit.

Mulford's Financial Reporting and Analysis tackles financial statements in the realm of making credit decisions, crunching numbers and digesting the challenges within data. Borges, taking on the legal side, approaches commercial litigation and creditor's rights in bankruptcies. And, between the complexities of financial analysis, instructors Fee and Russell teach just outside of the realm of credit, educating students on public speaking and negotiating, respectively.

"I've learned a lot. Charles is smart, and he's been able to break down these complex topics beautifully," said Nicole Leier, CICP, lead credit and collections analyst for Twitter and first-year student at GSCFM. "Just three days in, and I know I've already taken away so many new and helpful skills."

—Christie Citranglo, editorial associate