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Introduction

It is crucial that today's business professionals understand the flow of financial resources. Such an understanding is needed daily; whether it is used to anticipate trends, evaluate company performance or obtain funding. People from non-financial backgrounds are often called upon to make decisions based on modern financial controls, and they must have the know-how to navigate the financial systems that have a significant impact on their professional responsibilities.

This GLOMACS Finance & Budgeting training seminar on The Oxford 5-day MBA in Finance is developed to provide business professionals with a deeper understanding of corporate finance as practiced by today's most powerful companies. Designed specifically for non-financial personnel, this intensive training seminar approaches the subject of finance as it relates to the corporation as a whole.

The highlights of this GLOMACS training course include:

  • Extensive and deep coverage of the subject area
  • Real world approach to the discipline
  • Numerous examples based around market data
  • Contemporary approach drawing on recent market developments
  • Integration with spreadsheet modelling

Objectives

This GLOMACS Finance & Budgeting training seminar provides delegates with the tools required to find better answers to questions such as:

  • What is the appropriate discount rate to be used in investment appraisal?
  • What are the pros and cons of different types of financing?
  • What factors must be considered in deciding on a dividend policy?
  • What is the exact nature and scope of the issue to be analyzed?
  • What products are available to manage risk?
  • Why is correlation so important in managing risk?
  • Which specific variables, relationships, and trends are likely to be helpful in analyzing an annual report?

Training Methodology

Using a combination of lectures, group exercises and individual exercises with practical applications, the delegates will gain both a theoretical and practical knowledge of the topics covered. The emphasis is on the real world and as a result delegates will return to the workplace with both the ability and the confidence to apply the techniques learned.

Organisational Impact

By sending delegates on this GLOMACS 5 Day MBA in Finance, organisation will benefit by:

  • Providing delegates with a concentrated and focused programme in finance addressing key topics found on MBA’s in finance throughout the world
  • Updating IT skills by demonstrating the use of financial software in assisting in the decision-making process
  • Updating delegates with recent developments in risk management
  • Providing exposure to numerous annual reports and real life cases
  • Emphasising the role of risk in decision making
  • Explaining how risk can be measured and quantified

Personal Impact

Delegates will acquire the following skill set:

  • The ability to actively participate in finance decision-making
  • An appreciation of the relative merits of varying asset classes
  • Recognition of the importance of risk in determining the cost of capital
  • An ability to utilise sophisticated investment appraisal techniques
  • An appreciation of the key items from an annual report and recognition of important ratios and linkages
  • Recognition of the appropriate tool to manage risk

Who Should Attend?

  • High Level Managers integral to the decision-making process
  • Non-Financial Business Professionals managing who have been promoted to financial positions
  • Financial Professionals wanting an update or a “refresher” of their knowledge
  • Junior Managers working in the finance area

Seminar Outline

DAY 1

An Introduction to the Financial Markets

  • An Introduction to the Equity Markets
    • IPO
    • Market Indices
    • International Equity Market Links
  • An Introduction to Bond Markets
    • Long Term vs. Short Term
    • Treasury vs. Corporate
    • Types of Bond
  • An Introduction to the FX market
    • The Spot and Forward Market
    • Exchange Rate Trends and Linkages
    • Carry Trades
  • An Introduction to the Derivatives Market
    • Futures
    • Options
  • The Link between Risk and Return

DAY 2

Evaluating Investment Opportunities

  • The Markowitz Model of Portfolio Risk
  • The Capital Asset Pricing Model
    • A Practical Application of the CAPM to a Range of Companies
  • The Time Value of Money and Discounted Cash Flow Techniques
  • The Gordon Growth Model
    • A Practical Application of Forecasting Dividends
  • Determining the Cost of Debt
  • The Weighted Average Cost of Capital (WACC)
    • The Ameritrade Case
  • Investment Appraisal using the Net Present Value Approach
    • The Importance of the Cost of Capital
    • Scenario Analysis
  • Payback and Adjusted Payback
  • The Internal Rate of Return (IRR) Approach
    • A Practical Application of the IRR Approach
    • Pitfalls in using the IRR Approach
  • Real Options

DAY 3

A Walk through an Annual Report

  • The Balance Sheet
  • The Income Statement
  • The Cash Flow Statement
  • Ratio Analysis
  • A Practical Application of Ratio Analysis
    • Apple vs. Microsoft
    • Next vs. Tesco
    • Easyjet vs. British Airways
  • Forecasting Sales
    • The Cost of Sales Approach

DAY 4

The Corporate Financing Decision

  • Financial Leverage
    • Modiglianni and Millers Theory of Capital Structure
    • The Risk of Bankruptcy
    • The Optimal Capital Structure
  • The Dividend Decision
    • The Clientele Effect
    • The Taxation Effect
  • The Principal Agent Problem
  • The Market for Corporate Control

DAY 5

Risk Management

  • Hedging Exchange Rate Risk Using
    • The Forward Market
    • The Options Market
    • Zero Cost Collars
  • Hedging Commodity Price Risk Using
    • Options
    • Futures
  • Practical Application of Airlines Hedging Fuel Price Risk - the importance of correlation

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