This leading edge 10-days Oxford training Course entitled, The OXFORD Advanced Finance Programme is a must for all those who would like to attend a course that comprehensively deals with all the key topics of strategic management, financial planning, and financial management. It is also for those who wish to sharpen up their financial management skills, or who wish to refresh or update the skills they already have.
The 10-days training Course highlights:
Strategic decision-making, financial planning, forecasting and budgeting
The financial statements and their links with financial planning, budgeting and decision-making
Ratio analysis of the income statement, balance sheet, and statement of cash flows
Traditional costing, and Activity Based Costing (ABC), Budgeting (ABB) and Management (ABM)
Financing decisions, capital structure optimisation, and Weighted Average Cost of Capital (WACC)
Performance measurement systems including budgeting and budgetary control, and the linking of KPIs to strategies using a balanced scorecard
Interest rate and foreign currency exchange rate risk exposures, and financial risk management
Capital project investment appraisal using Discounted Cash Flow (DCF), business valuations, acquisitions and restructuring
Each module is structured and can be taken as a stand-alone training course; however, delegates will
maximise their benefits by taking Module 1 and 2 back-to-back as a 2-week training course.
This training Course provides delegates with the knowledge required to find better answers to questions such as:
How are business strategies developed?
How does financial management support strategic development?
What is the exact nature and scope of the business problems to be analysed?
Which specific variables, relationships, and trends are likely to be helpful in analysing problems?
Are there possible ways to obtain a quick ‘ballpark’ estimates of likely outcomes of decisions?
How precise an answer is necessary with regards to problem-solving and decision-making?
How reliable are available financial data, and how is uncertainty and risk likely to impact on the outcomes of decisions?
In economic and financial analysis, what are the implications and relative importance of cash flow as distinct from accounting profit?
What limitations are inherent in financial data and the key financial statements, and how will these affect financial analysis?
How important are qualitative judgments in the context of decision-making?
This training Course entitled, The Oxford Advanced Finance Programme includes numerous practical examples and real life illustrations, and participative exercises and case studies. It will be presented in a very user-friendly way to suit individuals with varying levels of financial knowledge and experience. Our aim is for this to be an enjoyable learning experience. The training methodology combines presentations, discussions, team exercises and case studies. Delegates will gain both a theoretical and a practical knowledge of all the topics covered. The emphasis is on the practical application of the topics and as a result, delegates will return to the workplace with both the ability and the confidence to apply the techniques learned.
All delegates will receive a comprehensive manual of the training Course to take back to the company, which will serve as a useful source of reference in the future. In addition, all delegates will receive a CD containing a soft copy of the manual and additional material such as Excel models used during the training Course.
This Oxford Management Centre training course will enable delegates to:
Recognise the importance of finance as a component of the strategic decision-making process
Appreciate the significance of the theoretical concepts underlying the use of financial tools in the strategic decision-making process
Apply the appropriate financial tools in the strategic decision-making process
Identify the impact of external factors on a company’s strategic financial plans and decision-making
Evaluate the financial consequences of alternative strategic decisions. Organisations should benefit from an increase in the ability of their managers to understand and anticipate the financial factors that form the basis of strategic decision-making, which should ultimately result in better strategic planning, and improved company performance
Organisations should benefit from an increase in the ability of their managers to understand and analyse the key financial statements and anticipate the financial factors that form the basis of strategic decision-making, which should ultimately result in better strategic planning, and improved company performance.
All the topics in this training Course are considered in the context of maximisation of shareholder wealth, which is the primary objective of all commercial organisations.
Enable individuals to broaden their financial knowledge, develop and manage the financial aspects of their role more effectively, and enhance their performance
Increase their self-confidence in dealing with financial issues and financial professionals
Better understanding of how financial considerations help to support an organisation's strategic decisions
Enable them to better appreciate how such decisions may affect their own departments or business units, as well as their companies
Acquire the ability, when involved in decisions about investment, operations, or financing, to choose the most appropriate tools from the wide variety of financial techniques available to provide a quantitative analysis
Who should attend?
This OXFORD training Course is designed for business professionals that need or wish to understand the financial aspects of the strategic decision-making process. It is crucial for every role and at every management level in the organisation, including for example:
Sales and Marketing
Human Resources, and is a ‘must’ for:
Interns, financial analysts, financial controllers, accountants, treasurers, corporate planning and business development professionals, and others active in the planning process
Middle and junior management as a useful element in their career advancement
All participants will be able to offer their input, based on their individual experiences, and will find the training Course a useful forum for upgrading and enhancing their understanding of best corporate financial practices in the areas covered.