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About the course
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 products, and they must have the know-how to navigate the financial systems that have a significant impact on their professional responsibilities.
Oxford Management Centre has created the 5 Day MBA in Finance 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 seminar approaches the subject of finance as it relates to the corporation as a whole.
The highlights of the seminar 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
This Oxford 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
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.
By sending delegates on the 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
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
DAY 1 An Introduction to the Financial Markets
- An Introduction to the Equity Markets
- 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
- 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
- Practical Application of Airlines Hedging Fuel Price Risk - the importance of correlation
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