he Missouri State University Advanced Finance Programme
Essentials of Corporate Finance

60 Hours Practical and Interactive Professional Development Program
“Perfect tools for Perfect Business Practices”

MDI Certificate Format:
A framed certificate of completion will be awarded to class members who attend at least 80% of the 40 training hours are granted by the Management Development Institute through the College of Business Administration at Missouri State University.

Certified Financial Manager Introduction:
This 10-day seminar brings together two most of the most important areas of financial
Management: Understanding Finance to Influence Strategic Decisions, and Financial
Analysis, Planning and Control. It will help business professionals.
Seminar Objectives
The seminar provides delegates with the knowledge required to find better answers to questions such as:
• How is business strategies developed?
• How does financial management support strategic development?
• What is the exact nature and scope of the business problems to be analyzed?
• Which specific variables, relationships, and trends are likely to be helpful in analyzing
• Are there possible ways to obtain quick ‘ballpark’ estimates of likely outcomes of decisions?
• How precise an answer is necessary with regard to problem-solving and decision-making?
• How reliable are available financial data, and how is uncertainty and risk likely to impact
On the outcomes of decisions?

Who Should Attend?

This seminar is designed for business professionals from sales and marketing, operations, engineering, planning, project management, logistics, procurement, human resources and other non-financial areas, who want to better understand the financial aspects of their roles. It is also very relevant for accountants, financial analysts, auditors, and other financial personnel and senior finance professionals who require an update or a refresher in the topics covered.

Organizational Impact
This seminar will enable delegates to:
• Recognize the importance of finance as a key component of the strategic decision-making process.
• Appreciate the significance of the theoretical concepts underlying the use of financial tools in the strategic decision-making process.
• Apply the appropriate financial tools in the strategic decision-making process.
• Identify the impact of external factors on a company’s strategic financial plans and decision-making.
• Evaluate the financial consequences of alternative strategic decisions.
Organizations should benefit from an increase in the ability of their managers to understand and analyze the key financial statements and anticipate the financial factors that form the basis of strategic decision-making, which should ultimately result in better strategic planning, and improved company performance. All the topics in this seminar are considered in the context of maximization of shareholder wealth, which is the primary objective of all commercial organizations.

Personal Impact:
This seminar will enable individuals to broaden their financial knowledge, develop and manage the financial aspects of their role more effectively, and enhance their performance. It will increase their self-confidence in dealing with financial issues and financial professionals. Delegates should leave the seminar with a better understanding of how financial considerations help to support an
Organization’s strategic decisions, and will enable them to better appreciate how such decisions may affect their own departments or business units, as well as their companies.
Selection of the most appropriate tools is an important part of management. Delegates will acquire the ability, when involved in decisions about investment, operations, or financing, to choose the most appropriate tools from the wide variety of financial techniques available to provide a quantitative analysis

Certified Financial Manager Seminar Outline

Day 1 – Fundamentals of Strategic Planning:
• What is strategy?
• Strategic management.
• Strategic analysis:
o Mission.
o Objectives.
o Strategic decision-making.
• The strategic planning process:
o Environmental analysis.
o Resources analysis.
• Strategic choice.
• Strategic implementation.
• Corporate objectives and accountability.
• Forecasting financial data.
• An introduction to the equity markets:
o IPO’s.
o Market Indices.
o International Equity Market Links.
• An introduction to bond markets:
o Long Term versus Short Term.
o Treasury versus Corporate.
o Types of Bond.
• An introduction to the FX market:
o The spot and forward market.
o Exchange Rate trends and linkages.
o Carry Trades.
• An introduction to the Derivatives Market:
o Futures.
o Options.
• The link between risk and return.

Day 2 – Capital Structure and Leverage:
• Sources of funds.
• Capital cost models.
• Can we determine a company’s optimal capital structure?
• Capital structure models.
• Preparing projections to determine financing needs.
• 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?
• Equivalent annual cost (EAC) method.
• Capital budgeting methods.
• Capital asset pricing model (CAPM) versus arbitrage pricing theory (APT).

Day 3 – Managing Financial Risks:
• The value of perfect information (VOPI).
• Types of risk.
• Risk management principles.
• Talking to your bankers about managing risk.
• The analytical tools to manage risk.
• How to develop the tools for your company?
• How to minimize risk?
• Insurance and hedging.
• The practice of financial/economic analysis.
• The value-creating company.
• A dynamic perspective of business.
• What information and data to use?
• The nature of financial statements.
• The context of financial analysis.

Day 4 – Assessment of Business Performance:
• Ratio analysis and performance.
• Management’s point of view.
• Owners’ point of view.
• Lenders’ point of view.
• Ratios as a system.
• Integration of financial performance analysis.
• Some special issues.
• Interrelationship of financial projections.
• Operating budgets.
• Standard costing and variance analysis.
• Cash forecasts/budgets.
• Sensitivity analysis.
• Dynamics and growth of the business system.
• Operating leverage.
• Financial growth plans.
• Financial modeling

Day 5 – Analysis of Investment Decisions:
• Applying time-adjusted measures.
• Strategic perspective.
• Economic value added (EVA) and net present value.
• Refinements of investment analysis.
• Equivalent annual cost (EAC).
• Modified internal rate of return (MIRR).
• Dealing with risk and changing circumstances.
• Managing for shareholder value.
• Shareholder value creation in perspective.
• Evolution of value-based methodologies.
• Creating value in restructuring and combinations.
• Financial strategy in acquisitions.
• Business valuation
Azza Moustafa | Assistant of Development Manager
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Leaders Training Center

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