Finance for Executives looks at the impact of corporate policies and operations on financial performance. Participants learn how to interpret financial information to get to the business reality behind the numbers. They look at how to appraise investment opportunities and gain insights into the financial consequences of their strategic decisions.
Participants are introduced to the principles of Value-Based Management and how to manage resources to create shareholder value – including potential value creation (or destruction) through corporate restructuring.
Corporate financing and valuation
In order to make value-increasing decisions, executives must know how firms are valued in financial markets. Amongst other topics, you will learn how industry-specific factors can affect the financial structure and valuation of a business, how a firm finances its development and how valuation of a company is handled.
The programme will provide a full introduction to the principles of Value-Based Management and its link to performance measurement and managers' compensation. You will also learn how to manage for profitable growth.
Mergers and acquisitions
This part of the programme explores the potential for value creation from corporate restructuring and the potential drivers for value creation or destruction.
Analysis of investment decisions
The appraisal of investment opportunities is one of the most important management processes for a firm. In this module, you will review the various methods commonly used to analyse investment projects.
Financial accounting and analysis
You will have the opportunity to review financial statements from your own organisation and discover how to interpret the information in order to manage more effectively.