Upon completion of this programme, participants will have acquired a deeper understanding of how to interpret and use financial reports to make better business decisions and obtain a broader understanding of corporate finance to better assess the value of strategic decisions, including investment projects and acquisitions.
Specifically, the programme will help participants:
- Understand how the economic outcomes of business decisions are reflected in an organisation’s financial reports;
- Communicate more effectively with their CFO and financial executives;
- Understand business valuation techniques;
- Hone the ability to assess the strengths and weaknesses of competitors by analysing their financial statements;
- Improve their ability to use financial information in managerial decision-making
- Assess the desirability and value of investment projects, corporate assets, and whole companies (acquisitions) ;
- Understand the impact of operating decisions on financial performance.
This programme is delivered over a series of 6 two-day workshops within a 10–month period. Workshops are held on Fridays and Saturdays to minimise interference with busy work schedules. The programme structure is designed in order to facilitate busy work/lifestyles and to assist participants with incorporating study into their working lives while enhancing their contribution as a member of the management team.
Assessments and Workload
This programme involves no examinations – instead the emphasis throughout is on the practical application of knowledge to your personal and organisation’s benefit. Participants are assessed on a module-by-module basis through a variety of practical assignments. Assessment workload is spread across the duration of the programme to allow you to combine learning with work and life demands. In order to accelerate learning, between modules participants are expected to complete assigned reading from texts, cases and articles. All continuous assessment is completed by participants either individually or in groups and this is set out in the study guide for each module. Some modules require pre-coursework in addition to the post-coursework which is set for each taught modules.