MBA in Finance

This Mini MBA course examines how to benefit from Finance. Finance Training Course is now recognised as an exciting programme that will bring you up to date on the latest techniques and approaches that are appropriate in Finance.

By the end of this course participants will be able to:

• Understand the objectives and goals of Finanace.
• Understand the IPO.
• Know the Derivatives Market.
• Know the evaluating investment opportunities
• Identifying the real options
• Know how to forecast sales
• Know the practical application of Ratio Analysis.

Methodology of Training
Effective presentations for each of the topics together with interactive trainer lead sessions of discussion. There will also be practical sessions and the participants have the opportunity to practice and experience. Role-plays, case studies, DVD's, videos, small group work, exercises and feedback will be used to facilitate learning.

The Organisational Impact
• Participants will be able to work successfully in this course.
• Participants will be able to describe the role of the Finance.
• Improve the evaluating investment opportunities
• Participants are encouraged to walk through an annual report.
• Participants will be able to make a corporate financing decision
• Participants will be able to make risk management.



16-20 January 2012

12-16 December 2011

19-23 December 2011

26-30 December 2011

2-6 January 2012

9-13January 2012
















Additional Info

  • Day 1:

    An Introduction to the Financial Markets
    •    An introduction to the equity markets:
    o    IPO's
    o    Market Indices
    o    International Equity Market Links
    •    An introduction to the FX market
    o    The spot and forward market
    o    Exchange Rate trends and linkages
    o    Carry Trades
    •    An introduction to bond markets
    o    Long Term versus Short Term
    o    Treasury versus Corporate
    o    Types of Bond
    •    An introduction to the Derivatives Market
    o    Futures
    o    Options
    •    The link between risk and return

  • Day 2:

    Evaluating Investment Opportunities
    •    The Markowitz model of Portfolio Risk
    •    The Capital Asset Pricing Model
    o    A practical application of the CAPM to a range of companies
    •    Investment Appraisal using the Net Present Value approach
    o    The importance of the cost of capital
    o    Scenario analysis
    •    Payback and adjusted Payback
    •    The time value of money and discounted cash flow techniques
    •    The Gordon Growth Model
    o    A practical application of forecasting dividends
    •    Determining the Cost of Debt
    •    The weighted average cost of capital (WACC)
    o    The Ameritrade Case
    •    The Internal Rate of Return (IRR) approach
    o    A practical application of the IRR approach
    o    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:
    o    Apple v Microsoft
    o    Next v Tesco
    o    Easyjet v British Airways
    •    Forecasting Sales
    o    The cost of sales approach

  • Day 4:

    The Corporate Financing Decision
    •    Financial Leverage
    o    Modiglianni and Millers Theory of Capital Structure
    o    The Risk of Bankruptcy
    o    The Optimal Capital Structure
    •    The principal agent problem
    •    The Dividend Decision
    o    The clientele effect
    o    The taxation effect
    •    The market for Corporate Control

  • Day 5:

    Risk Management
    •    Hedging Exchange Rate risk using:
    o    the forward market
    o    the options market
    o    zero cost collars
    •    Hedging commodity price risk using:
    o    Options
    o    Futures
    •    Practical Application of hedging and the importance of correlation

  • Period: 5 Hours
  • Duration: 5 Days


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