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14th - 18th October, 2024




Hilton Hotel, Al Habtoor City, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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 dynamic multicultural community that educates, inspires, and connects some of the world’s most forward-thinking business talent. We flip the traditional approach to education by using learning-by-doing experiences to transform students' skillset.

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Programme Impact

Your opportunities just went global

Be open to change, innovation and big thinking. To new experiences and diverse perspectives.

We offer a rich and innovative portfolio of in-person programmes, and a selection of online courses in a range of innovative formats.

Who attends?

This programme is ideal for for the High Performance Managers, CEOs, Founders, COOs, Entrepreneurs 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.

How to Apply

Submit your application through our online application form.

Wait for feedback from the admissions team within 48 hours.

Learning, Luxury and Leisure

Short Executive Programme for Globally-Focused Leaders



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Study Pack

Study Pack

Case Studies

Case Studies



Prepare for an exciting experience

Gain the tools to build a positive environment with evidence-based techniques from our faculty and distinguished guest speakers.

The SEMP makes all the difference

Why is it that some leaders inspire success, while others struggle to motivate their people? Why do some organisations thrive where others fail? Most importantly, how can any of us be certain our organisations will survive an uncertain future?

Leading Businesses into the Future offers leaders new insights into these questions, with a ground-breaking blended format that offers both a comprehensive review of your organisation and expert-led sessions on how to succeed in the modern economy.


Discover the actions leaders must take to unite their people around meaningful work and steer their organisations to sustainable success.


Gain the tools to build a positive environment with evidence-based techniques from our faculty and distinguished guest speakers.

We help you create the leaders of tomorrow for your organisation. Drive your business towards growth with employee development. Our programs are designed to identify, train and help develop the necessary skills for your employees.

This programme has an emphasis on developing global perspectives to ensure that participants are well prepared for the unique challenges of leading and innovating in an ever-changing, international business environment.


Discover different stages of team development and leadership styles needed to move them toward success.


Your employees gain practical insights from industry-wide leaders about team development.

Who attends the SEMP?

Frequently Asked Questions

How to apply

Complete your application now to secure a seat at the SEMP programme.

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Not ready to apply? Learn more about the programme

We recommend you apply at least three months before the programme starts to guarantee your place. The application form will take approximately 15 to 30 minutes to complete.

We’ll acknowledge receipt of your application by email within 48 hours, if it’s received during normal working hours (Mon-Fri – 09:00-18:00 GMT). We will review and respond to your application within two working days. We do this in order of receipt and acceptance is not automatic.

Yes. We can hold a provisional place for you for up to two weeks, but be aware that completed applications take priority and programmes often fill up several months in advance. You can reserve a place online, by phone or by email.

The programme is taught in English, so a good working knowledge of the language is essential. If English is not your first language, we may ask you for evidence of your proficiency.

If you have any more questions, please read our FAQs here.

Read our full terms and conditions.

Why Dubai?

A hyper-connected pro-business hub, Dubai delivers efficiency, security and a forward-looking ecosystem for accelerated growth.

Learn fast
Learn fast
Online courses with compact learning chapters enable you to learn business skills faster than ever.
Study Online
Study Online
Get access to online study materials. All courses are 100% online and self-paced.
Global community
Global community
No conventional requirements needed, our courses are open to all ages, professions and citizenship.









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Course Overview

This leading-edge Financial Analysis, Modelling & Forecasting training seminar will focus on the financial analysis and modelling skills that the modern finance professional needs to manage the risks and uncertainties in today’s challenging world, providing high-quality business support to the organization’s key decision-makers.

 The Training provides the skills to build world-class standards into your planning, budgeting, performance measurement, and reporting system. The Course will discuss new techniques, explain how they complement the traditional financial planning tools and introduce new concepts for measuring and reporting performance and shareholder wealth creation.

 It will also show how to make your budgeting process more cost-effective and motivate managers to "buy-in" to the budget process.

Many Case studies and illustrations of real companies will be used to help delegates understand how to apply different planning, forecasting, and analysis techniques.

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.


After attending this course, participants would be able to:

  • Plan the design and functionality of financial models in Excel
  • Use powerful functions built into Excel for statistical and financial analysis
  • Apply financial analysis techniques to improve investment decision-making
  • Design and build financial models for forecasting sales, costs, and profit
  • Implement up to date techniques for managing risk and uncertainty
  • Use financial models to assist in business decision-making
  • Apply new techniques in budgeting & forecasting
  • Implement a better and more cost-effective management of the budgeting process
  • Increase productivity and performance through streamlined planning and reporting

Who should attend?

  • Management Accountants responsible for budget preparation and management reporting
  • Executives and Managers from any discipline who require a better understanding of the latest techniques of integrated planning and budgeting
  • Financial Planners and Cost Analysts
  • Line Managers with direct planning and budgeting responsibility
  • Professional Advisers, Accountants, and Business Consultants


Day 1: Tools to Meet the Challenges of the 21st Century

The Nature and Challenge of Competitive Business

Managing Risk and Uncertainty

Business Planning and Performance Management

Measuring the Key Drivers of Business Success

Financial Models – What they are and how to use them most effectively

Best Practice in Building Financial Models

How to Get the Best Results using Excel


Day 2: Building Models for Financial Statement and Ratio Analysis

 The Financial Analysis Tool kit

Building a company Financial Database in Excel

Excel Charting Basics

Analyzing the Cost-Volume-Profit relationship

Understanding the Drivers of Shareholder Value

Modelling and Interpreting Financial Ratios

Using the Model to Improve Business Performance


Day 3: Building Forecasting Models

 Understanding the Drivers of Profit and Cash Flow

Designing and Building a Cash Flow Forecast Model

Using Excel’s Built-in Data Analysis Tools

Analyzing Trends in Past Data – moving averages and regression tools

Designing and Building a Sales Forecast Model

Designing and Building a Cost Forecast Model

Avoiding Common Problems in Forecasting


Day 4: Building Models for Capital Investment Decisions

Principles of Capital Investment Decision-making

Building a Model to Calculate Company Cost of Capital

The Time Value of Money and Principles of Discounted Cash Flow (DCF)

Understanding and Using Excel’s Built-in DCF Functions

Designing and Building a Capital Investment Appraisal Model

Principles of Business Valuation

Designing and Building a Business Valuation Model


Day 5: Building Models for Managing Risk and Uncertainty

The Impact of Risk on Financial Performance

Identifying the Key Drivers of Financial Performance and Strength

“What if” Forecasts and How They Work

Designing and Building a Financial Statement Forecasting Model

How to Use Excel Goal Seek Tool

Using Excel’s Scenario Manager Tool

Building Rolling Forecast Models in Excel

All MSBM courses are accredited by the relevant partners and awarding bodies.  Please refer to MSBM accreditation in about us for more details.

There is no strict Academic Requirement for this Programme as it is a Non-Credit Bearing Programme. However, Students are expected to have working experience as a Team Lead, Supervisor or Manager.


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.

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Meet world class Business Executives globally as you study the SEMP.

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Internationally-renowned faculty. An exceptional student cohort. Challenge your perspectives and develop the skills to lead with confidence.

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