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26th - 30th August, 2024




One Canada Square, Canary Wharf, London., United Kingdom

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



5-Star Hotel

5-Star Hotel







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.

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Learn more about the programme

This comprehensive training Seminar aims to prepare the learner to understand that they are responsible for their business, and their decisions can make or break it. In this training, we will equip you with the financial acumen to evaluate past decisions and apply the best judgment in the future. Furthermore, this training will equip you with how day-to-day operating decisions in procurement, production, and sales, as well as how and where to compete, will impact your company’s profitability and financial situation. By attending this training, you will be able to prepare and build financial analysis models effectively and understand and analyze the time value of money.

About the Special Executive Masters Programme

The MSBM Special Executive Masters Programme is a short certificate training/seminar 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 expand their management knowledge quickly.

The (SEMP) Programme serves as a refresher course for those who had their Master's Degree 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 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:

  • Identify the main responsibilities handled by financial controllers.
  • Analyze company performance highlighting impact of current operations on future financial results.
  • Evaluate and present company budgets and assist management in selecting proper plans.
  • Assess internal controls within the finance department and the organization in general.
  • Describe how IFRS is used around the world.
  • Explain how the IASB works and how standards are developed.
  • Examine the fundamental requirements of IFRS on a standard-by-standard basis.
  • Apply professional judgment in applying IFRS for matters relating to nonrecurrent business transactions.
  • Understand where and how their company competes and identify which competitive advantages generate shareholder value.
  • Interpret how macroeconomic conditions and industry-specific situations can impact their company’s profitability and performance.
  • Analyze the ability of the company to survive over the short run and long run, and exercise commercial decisions that can improve the company’s performance
  • Apply cost concepts to make informed decisions that are strategically and financially fit for the company.

Who should attend?

  • This training is designed for professional accountants or auditors seeking to enhance international accounting knowledge.
  • Professional accountant or auditor seeking to enhance international accounting knowledge.
  • Financial controllers, chief accountants, finance or accounting managers, supervisors, staff accountants, general ledger accountants, and any professional in accounting and finance who wish to upgrade their skills as well as prepare themselves to assume the responsibilities of a financial controller.
  • Individuals who do not have any experience or formal qualifications in accounting.



Day 1: Understanding the Main Responsibilities Of Financial Controllers:

  • Understand the Accounting and reporting responsibilities
  • Analyze the Budget reporting.
  • Key understanding of how to Manage finance and accounting staff?
  • The evolving role of financial controller.
  • Overview of the main International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS).
  • An inside look at the key financial statements.
  • Understand the Statement of financial position.
  • Analyze the Statement of comprehensive income, Statement of cash flows, and Statement of changes in owner equity.
  • Understand Key Performance Indicators (KPIs).
  • Understand Supporting bottom-line focus.


Day 2: Understanding the Budget Reporting And Analysis:

  • Discuss the budget as an added-value activity.
  • Evaluating the budget and highlighting objectives
  • Discuss how to Present the budget to top management.
  • Discuss how to Prepare meaningful actual versus budget reports.
  • Analyze the Control function, Structure of internal controls.
  • Setting and updating policies and procedures.
  • Assessing internal control policies.
  • Discuss Internal controls on financial reporting, System controls.
  • Understand Backup and disaster recovery planning.


Day 3: Boosting Efficiency in Financial Department:

  • Discuss Personal organization and time management skills and techniques.
  • Understand the importance of Monitoring staff efficiency to support the accounting close.
  • Discuss the Tools to increase staff productivity.
  • Managing staff skills and attitudes by policies.
  • Discuss the nature and operations of the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB).
  • Discuss and understand The structure of the IFRS Foundation.
  • Understand IASs and IFRSs that are currently in issue.
  • Understand the conceptual framework for financial reporting.
  • Discuss and learn the status and use of IFRSs around the world.
  • Discuss a brief summary of the adoption of IFRS in different jurisdictions.
  • Understand the growth of IASB and IFRS standards.

Day 4: 
Cases in Global Financial Management:

  • This unit introduces and discusses a case study of global financial management.

Day 5: 
Understand The status and use of IFRSs around the world:

  • Analyze the adoption of IFRS in different jurisdictions.
  • Understand the Strategy: value creation and value generation.
  • Understand the Shareholders’ value: definition and dynamics
  • Understand the Corporate strategy: where and how?
  • Discuss the Competitive advantages: winning over rivals.
  • Understand how competitive advantages drive a company’s profitability.
  • Analysis of publicly listed companies: a hands-on approach using Excel
  • Understand What is the suitable level of liquidity?
  • Discuss What can go wrong: managing gaps in cash collection
  • Analyze Financing structure and risk.
  • Discuss Financially-informed decisions: the winning recipe.
  • Cost-structure analysis: Do you need a business-model redesign?
  • Operating leverage: how sensitive is your business to change in sales?
  • Identifying relevant costs for decision-making.
  • Keeping projects with the highest contribution.
  • Understand how to Manage scarce resources.

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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