Course Detail

Mini- MBA: Finance, Risk Management & Corporate Governance Duration: 1 Week/s

Course Information

  • Course Price £4260 Plus VAT
  • Location UK Courses
  • Course Code MBFRMG
  • Course Date 17 Aug - 21 Aug 2020

Course Objective

This course offers insights into the world of corporate finance, risk, and governance. This course offers an overview of the interaction between management and all other stakeholders. This course not only presents the key financial tools generally used, but also explains the broader context of how and where they are applied to obtain meaningful answers. It provides a conceptual backdrop both for the financial/economic dimensions of strategic business management and for understanding the nature of financial statements, analysing data, planning and controlling. The course is targeted at providing a university-quality ‘MBA’ overview of finance, risk management, and corporate governance. Participants are expected to be high-potential learners seeking the next level of learning.

Who Should Attend

Delegates who work in the following areas may gain the most: Accounting, Operations, Technical, Administration, Procurement, Planning, Sales & Marketing, Research & Development.

Course Overview

What is Finance & Working Capital – liquidity or bankruptcy?

  • Finance is a numbers game. Yet finance is more than the numbers

  • The three major components of finance. Working capital (WC) vs. Current ratio

  • The critical ratios to compute. What should they be & why?
    Case study – calculating working capital under varying circumstances
    Capital Structure – what it is & why it is important

  • Equity capital – calculating it costs/required rate of return

  • Debt capital – what is it really. Debt capital – calculating it costs/required rate of return

  • Weighted Cost of Capital (WACC) – why it is so important. Calculating your WACC

  • Leverage: two-edged sword - defined
    Case study – the impact of leverage under 3 scenarios
    CAPEX - Analysis of Investment Decisions with What-if Risks

  • Cash Flows and the Time Value of Money. The capital project evaluation process

  • Net present value (NPV) & Internal Rate of Return (IRR) as preferred methods

  • Profitability Index (PI) & Modified Internal Rate of Return (MIRR) as reasonable alternatives

  • Dealing with Risk and Changing Circumstances – how do we explain?

  • Cost of Capital and Return Standards. Benchmarking Discount & Hurdle rates
    Case study - develop & analyse a capital budget
    Risk management as an integral part of Corporate Governance

  • Understanding uncertainty and risk/opportunity. Identifying strategic financial risks

  • Identifying operational risk. Identifying functional financial risks

  • Assessing financial risks in each perspective. Finding our corporate risk profile

  • Quantitative and qualitative risks. Performance measures – the need for FRM/ERM

  • Other risk issues to be concerned with: Joint ventures, alliances, product liability, etc
    Case study – analyse a full risk model

  • Corporate governance
  • What is Corporate Governance? Corporate Governance environment

  • Relevance of Corporate Governance

  • Perspectives on Corporate Governance.

  • Corporate Governance models. Structure & practices

  • Emerging trends in Corporate Governance. Principal-Agent theory and applications

  • Independence in fact versus appearance
    Case study – corporate governance choices



  • Course Materials

    This program will help you learn how to:
  • Better appreciate the finance/ /governance approach

  • Integrate business plans and strategic intent

  • Improve productivity during the decision-making process

  • Understand the relationships between the financial statements

  • Understand how to use financial statements to evaluate the financial performance of an organization

  • Leverage the budgeting process, including performance evaluation

  • Understand cost behaviour and its impact on management decisions

  • Communicate and to question financial information effectively