Business Finance (BF)

IMD Business School

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  • 5 weeks
  • online

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IMD Business School

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Who should attend

  • Non-financial managers in any functional area who want a solid understanding of strategic finance to make better business desicions
  • Business executives looking to refine their existing finance and accounting skills
  • Organizations that want to improve their operational and financial performance, and formulate strategies to maximize value

About the course

  • Understand the key concepts that underpin accounting
  • Assess risk and investment opportunities accurately
  • Discover better ways to mitigate risk when structuring capital projects
  • Improve your organization's operational and financial performance

Become confident in finance with this personalized online program

Already a successful manager, your main goal is to improve your financial knowledge to make better business decisions. You realize a deeper knowledge of finance and accounting offers you the edge over others in your industry.

Business Finance gives you a clear understanding of your own company's financials - and the impact you can make on them. You will become comfortable with financial statements and financial analysis, and able to make valid risk assessments of competing expenditures and cost-reduction projects.

Equipped with a new financial tool-set, you will formulate strategies that maximize value for your organization.

Your Learning Journey

Unit 1: Financial statements: The language of business

  • Understand key accounting concepts
  • Obtain an overview of main financial statements
  • Apply theory to financial statements

Unit 2: Financial analysis, ratios and return on invested capital

  • Learn how to evaluate company performance
  • Discuss managerial implications of financial analysis

Unit 3: Risk, return and weighted average cost of capital

  • Examine the relationship between risk and return
  • Acquire knowledge about capital asset pricing, credit spreads and company beta
  • Calculate weighted average cost of capital (WACC)

Unit 4: Capital budgeting and project valuation

  • Understand project valuation criteria
  • Assess investment options
  • Forecast cash flows in real projects
  • Develop project valuation models in Excel
  • Perform sensitivity analysis

Unit 5: Capital structure and financing strategies

  • Evaluate different capital structures, associated risks and benefits
  • Explore implications for raising capital and valuation.

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Salvatore Cantale

Salvatore Cantale is Professor of Finance at IMD. His major research and consulting interests are in value creation, valuation, and the way in which corporations structure liabilities and choose financing options. Additionally, he is interested in the relation between finance and leadership, and ...

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During Finance courses, you will get acquainted with a huge number of financial analyst tools and learn how to work with them. So, you will learn how to make and analyze financial reporting, calculate the main financial indicators of the company and ...

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