Oxford Executive Diploma in Financial Strategy

Said Business School

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  • 16 days
  • in person

Said Business School


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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.

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.

On completion of the four modules and related assessments, you will be equipped with the skills and knowledge to take high-level strategic decisions and drive the financial performance of your organisation.


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


Ken Okamura

Ken 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. He is an expert on the Japanese economy and financial system. He is interested in the impact of financial distress on bank and borrower rep...

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. https://sites.google.com/site/martincschmalz/...

Timothy 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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