Join us for Special Executive Master Programme in Finance and its role in Strategic Decision Making in Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Tuition GBP 8,168 GBP 5,003
Duration 5 Days
Special Executive Masters Programme (S.E.M.P)
This programme is geared at enhancing working executives' careers. The SEMP is an encapsulated Senior Management Programme for the High Performance Managers and Directors who work in critical roles and need an intensive course to cover the key areas that drive success and profit in business today.
What makes us different ?
We are a world class business school located in the heart of London, Dubai, Muscat and Lagos.
We are one of the fastest growing British business schools with a stylish blended
learning model that is both online and on campus.
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Global communityNo conventional requirements needed, our courses are open to all ages, professions and citizenship.
Learn more about the programme
A good understanding of strategic analysis and fundamental financial concepts enables all Professionals at every level to make better strategic decisions and achieve improved performance.
The highly interactive seminar has been designed to establish the theoretical framework for analyzing and evaluating strategic alternatives and to review the tools and techniques available to professionals for making strategic financial decisions.
About the Special Executive Masters Programme
The MSBM Special Executive Masters Programme is short certificate modules designed for anyone who would benefit from more in-depth business knowledge delivered in a short and intensive Programme. This Programme is suitable for successful professionals or specialists in the private, public or non-profit making sectors that have new management responsibilities and need to quickly expand their management knowledge.
The (SEMP) Programme serves as a refresher course for those who have had their Masters a long time ago and need a quick reminder or as an academic update while it serves as a crash programme for those very experienced professionals who never made time out for their masters yet they require the academic and practical relevance of this masters’ experience. It is a good Programme for individuals who are newly promoted to the managerial post, the program enables them to acclimatize to the new position as well as help them intake the right decisions.
The objectives of the course are to enable participants to:
Develop strategic thinking and use the strategic management process to develop missions and objectives and carry out strategic analysis and decision-making.
Forecast financial data using various Excel® models
Understand the structure of the income statement, balance sheet, and cash flow statement, and analysis of the cash operating cycle, for improved financial performance, and better management of working capital and cash flow
Identify the alternative sources of finance and financial (or capital) structure, and evaluate the models of optimum capital structure and minimization of the weighted average cost of capital (WACC)
Use the technique of discounted cash flow (DCF) for capital budgeting and evaluation of capital project investment, using net present value (NPV), internal rate of return (IRR), equivalent annual cost (EAC), and the profitability index (PI)
Use the techniques of uncertainty analysis and risk analysis and develop appropriate risk management tools of insurance
and hedging of interest rates and foreign currency exchange rates.
Who should attend?
An understanding of how finance influences strategic decision-making is crucial for every role and at every management level in the organization.
In addition to Management level financial analysts, financial controllers, accountants and others active in the planning process this seminar has been designed for Management level professionals from:
- Sales and Marketing
- Engineering Industry
- Project management
Day 1 - Fundamentals of Strategic Planning
- What is strategy?
- Strategic management
- Strategic analysis
- The strategic planning process
- Environmental analysis
- Resources analysis
- Strategic choice and strategic decision-making
- Strategic implementation
- Corporate objectives and accountability
- Forecasting financial data
Day 2 - Fundamentals of Financial Statements
- Financial statements
- Balance sheet
- Income statement
- Alternative asset valuation methods
- Statement of cash flows
- Common size (or horizontal) trend analysis of financial statements
- Vertical trend analysis of financial statements
- Segmental analysis of financial statements
- Value added analysis of financial statements
- Understanding the cash flow cycle and the operating cycle
- Break-even and multiple product break-even analysis
Day 3 - Capital Structure and Leverage
- Sources of funds
- Capital cost models
- Cost of equity
- Cost of debt
- The weighted average cost of capital (WACC)
- Can we determine a company’s optimal capital structure?
- Capital structure models
- Preparing projections to determine financing needs
Day 4 - Capital Budgeting
- Future values, present values, and DCF
- Capital budgeting principles
- Methods of evaluating capital investment projects
- Accounting rate of return (ARR) and payback
- Net present value (NPV) versus internal rate of return (IRR)
- How do you choose which method to use?
- Capital budgeting methods
- Capital asset pricing model (CAPM) versus arbitrage pricing theory (APT)
- Does it make a difference whether we lease or buy?
Day 5 - Managing Financial Risks
- The value of perfect information (VOPI)
- Types of risk
- Risk management principles
- Talking to your bankers about managing risk
- How to develop the tools for your company?
- How to minimize risk?
- Insurance and hedging
- Interest rate and foreign currency exchange rate risk
The Special Executive Masters Certificates are Non-credit bearing and Non-Degree Certificates.
These are not actual Masters Certificate but a trademark of the Metropolitan School of Business and Management. However, the modules of the Special Executive Masters Programme are modelled after the regular Master's programmes which allow delegates to gain a thorough knowledge of the subject.
This programme cannot be used to pursue an academic PhD.
However the relevancy of the certificate lies in the knowledge of the bearer to demonstrate ground knowledge of the subject the certificate was issued in, and this certificate counts towards the appropriate Continuous Professional Development (CPD).
Please check with your Country’s Ministry of Foreign Affair to know if you require a UAE VISA to come into the country.
If you do require a UAE Visa, kindly send down the following documents:
- Editable application form including DOB, Email ID, contact no, home address & signature.
- Scanned copy of your International Passport Data Page.
- E-copy of your Passport Photograph.
Your Visa and Hotel Confirmation Slip, (if handled by us) along with your Joining Instructions would be sent to you before the program commences.
Please check with your Country’s Ministry of Foreign Affair to know if you require a UK VISA to come into the country.
If you do require a UK Visa, kindly note that you are required to handle this on your own without any recourse to us.
We advise that Delegates already hold a UK Visa with at least 3 months' validity before registering for the Programme.
Your Hotel Confirmation Slip, (if handled by us) along with your Joining Instructions would be sent to you before the program commences.
Get your course certificateYou will receive a highly valued digital certificate at the end of each course.
Learn Practical Business ModulesComplete several modules ranging from Business Leadership and Managing People.
Meet Global ExecutivesMeet world class Business Executives globally as you study the SEMP.
What our students say
"I chose MSBM because I wanted to bolster what I'm already doing in marketing management, and to help my company with that because we were in the process of restructuring, rebranding, and recapitalizing."
Odinaka C., Alumni
"This was a crash course in seeing what kind of leader you were and how you adapted to different situations you couldn't predict. I got to examine my own strengths and weaknesses on the fly. It inspired me to try to change my leadership moment, my approach."
Alsuwaidi R., Alumni
"I have attended other executive education programs at other schools, but this is the best program I have ever attended in terms of interactive structure. Everything about the week was really organized to maximize our time."
Imram F., Alumni