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Strategic Financial Management

Financial management is a discipline that affects every area of business – it is central to the processes of resource transformation and shareholder value. Whilst business is concerned with several relationships, with customers and employees – its relationships with the providers of finance are central to the strategic decision-making process.

This course focuses on the relationship between the business and the providers of financial resources.

This course will benefit middle- and senior managers, executives, financial managers, project and programme managers, and individuals who need to enhance their financial knowledge and skills to inform strategic decision-making in an organisation.

Exit Level Outcomes

Upon completing this course, you should be able to:


Explain the principles of strategic financial management, control management and operational control frameworks

Describe and critically examine the fundamental roles and responsibilities of the financial manager of a listed company

Differentiate between business risk, financial risk and investment risk and apply tools to manage risk appropriately

Understand and critically examine the importance of the cost of capital in business decision-making and outline the various methods of financing of capital and their respective impact on risk and return

Evaluate the impact of diversification on the expected return and risk of a portfolio of shares

Apply and critically examine valuation techniques used in calculating value;

Synthesise concepts around international finance and its impact on business enterprises

Examine the context of credit policy, credit worthiness, debt collection and cash discount policy

Analyse the investment strategies followed by different companies

Critically analyse financial statements

Examine different types of mergers and debate the pros and cons of each

Demonstrate an analytical understanding of financial structuring

Apply principles of sound financial management and corporate governance

Certification


A Certificate of Competence will be awarded to all participants who successfully submit and pass their assignments, and exams*

A Certificate of Completion will be awarded to all who successfully submit and pass their assignments

A Certificate of Attendance will be awarded to all who attended the training session

On successful completion of this short learning programme, the participant may be considered for exemption from the equivalent course in the respective qualification, provided that he or she meets qualification entrance criteria. Exemption fees may apply.

Duration

3-day course contact time with “Personal Finance & Investing” value-add, including facilitation and group activities

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Strategic Financial Management