Said Business School

Oxford Diploma in Financial Strategy

Available dates

Jan 29—Oct 17, 2020
16 daysModules info
Oxford, United Kingdom
GBP 26000 ≈USD 33420
GBP 1625 per day


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About the course

Gain the financial strategy skills and insights for future success

Develop your financial management skills to take your career to the next level. Designed for experienced finance practitioners and managers, the programme provides its graduates with highly-developed financial acumen, strategy techniques and business knowledge.

This lively, interactive diploma provides the academic rigour of a specialised Oxford masters-level qualification in a format that is designed to suit busy executives. The programme consists of four modules, each lasting four days, over one year.


To you

  • Complete a masters-level qualification alongside your current role
  • Build your professional networks with fellow finance professionals and senior executives from across the world
  • Gain exposure to the top ranks of business and financial practice
  • Boost your confidence and credibility at a senior level

To your organisation

  • Develop leaders with enhanced financial strategy decision-making and an international mindset
  • Tap into game-changing research
  • Assessments structure designed to add practical value throughout
  • Retain and develop top achievers and high potential employees



  • Goals and strategies
  • Competitive advantage
  • Industry analysis
  • Strategy and change
  • Diversification
  • Global strategy

Business Finance

  • Discounting and bond pricing
  • Capital budgeting
  • Capital asset pricing model
  • Capital structure and taxes
  • Options
  • Initial public offerings

Corporate valuation

  • Fundamentals of valuation
  • DCF and project analysis
  • LBO valuation
  • Value creation
  • Relative valuation

Financial Strategies for Growth

  • Options for growth and developing a growth strategy
  • Strategic mergers and acquisitions
  • Due diligence and financial analysis
  • Deal structures and negotiation
  • Realising, measuring, and reporting value creation
  • International growth

Who should attend

This programme is designed for experienced professionals, with 5 or more years' work experience. Participants are typically finance professionals, and general managers looking to equip themselves to lead the financial and business strategy of their organisation

We welcome enquiries from potential applicants and would be happy to discuss the programme with you in more detail and review your CV.

Trust the experts

Ken Okamura

Dr Ken Okamura is a Departmental Lecturer in Finance. He is an expert on the Japanese economy and financial system. He is interested in the impact of financial distress on bank and borrower reputation and in the impact of corruption and reputation on countries and firms. Ken has previously worke...


Ilaria Piatti

Ilaria Piatti obtained a PhD in Economics in May 2014 from the University of Lugano. During her PhD she also visited the Economics Department at Duke University and the Financial Market Group at LSE, thanks to a fellowship of the Swiss National Science Foundation. Her main research interests are...


Richard Whittington

Richard Whittington is Professor of Strategic Management at Saïd Business School and Millman Fellow in Management at New College, Oxford. Richard is a leader in the field of Strategy-as-Practice research, having published the first paper in the field (1996). The Strategy-as-Practice movement has...


Martin Schmalz

Research My research covers empirical and theoretical topics in industrial organization, corporate finance, behavioral finance, asset pricing, and financial economics. Please visit my personal webpage or my SSRN author page for more information.


Tim Galpin

Tim's areas of expertise include mergers and acquisitions, strategy formulation and execution, entrepreneurship, organisational culture change, and leading sustainable organisations. Tim possesses academic experience combined with extensive international professional experience as a management c...


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