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Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management

Making Successful Investment Decisions: Module 2 of the Finance for Non-Financial Managers

Available dates

Mar 13—14, 2020
2 days
Brussels, Belgium
EUR 1400 ≈USD 1563
EUR 700 per day

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About the course

Use financial management to become a stronger leader.

This programme is designed for professionals of various types (top management, heads of SMEs and micro-businesses, managers and employees) from all sectors of the economy. It will enable you to improve your understanding of the impact your decisions will have on the financial health of your professional activity, project or company, and simultaneously raise your efficiency as a manager.

Personal takeaways

A full grasp of accounting and financial operations

The programme will help you to hone your ability to take decisions by incorporating theories of financial planning. In addition, during the project assessment phase, you will learn to identify and manage risks as well as understand their potential ramifications for financial performance.

Complete command of financial language and concepts

The FNF programme provides the perfect way to raise your communication skills with the finance heads of your organisation, enabling you to identify more rapidly the key financial investment issues to be tackled.

Financial assessment of a project and company

You will learn to incorporate your skill for identifying the components that help create value for a project based upon clear financial analysis, thereby enabling you to assess with greater accuracy projects or companies carrying such projects.

Collective takeaways

An understanding of financial stakes

The programme will enable you to develop a heightened sensitivity for budgets and financial indexes. You will also improve your understanding of the demands of managing financial targets and investment plans.

Managing financial tools

You will improve your command of financial tools and boost the financial health of your organisation by applying the best management and financial policy practices.

Active networking

The FNF programme will provide you with access to an active professional network that will also open doors to other sectors.

The choice is yours.

The Finance for Non-Finance Professionals enables you to take the modules of your choice. You can therefore customise your training in relation to your level of knowledge and requirements.

2 Making Successful Investment Decisions

Objectives

Understand, analyse and appreciate the value created by a project deploying the maximum amount of available information, regarding the investments to be made.

Content

  • Accounting for the time value of money
  • Understand the basis of valuation of financial assets, projects and companies
  • Understanding investment decision rules and criteria (payback, internal rate of return, net present value etc.)
  • Understanding and avoiding traditional investment decision mistakes
  • Selecting among different financing proposals: how best to use investment decision rules and criteria
  • Choosing among different project opportunities when faced with constraints on financial resources
  • Understanding what your minimum return should be, either for your company projects or personal investment.

Who should attend

This programme is designed for professionals of various types (top management, heads of SMEs and micro-businesses, managers and employees) from all sectors of the economy. It will enable you to improve your understanding of the impact your decisions will have on the financial health of your professional activity, project or company, and simultaneously raise your efficiency as a manager.

Key admissions criteria

  • A university-level diploma or equivalent professional experience
  • Proof of motivation and a professional need to take the programme
  • English proficiency (language certificate or proof of studies/work experience in English)
  • Master the basics of Excel

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Mathias Schmit

Mathias Schmit has a PhD in Finance from the Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management (Brussels), where he is a Professor of Finance and conducts research into banking and microfinance at the Centre Emile Bernheim (a Solvay Brussels School Research Centre). He is regularly invited at IN...

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Carlos Desmet

Prof. Carlos Desmet teaches the MBA course in Business Ethics and Compliance Management at BSL. He founded in 2014 an international consultancy firm dedicated to Business Ethics and Compliance Management. He is also convinced that education of emerging leaders is key in that area and teaches main...

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