Financial Decision Making - Program

A program for non finance professionals

Module I: Financial Statement Analysis and Maturity Matching

Get familiarized with financial accounting fundamentals to be able to assess financial statements such as the balance sheet and P&L statement. Be introduced to the various tools and approaches used in corporate finance, the solvency of a company, and how to create value using maturity matching.

Module II: The Company's Financial Lyfecycle

Introduction to a company’s financial cycle and debt’s impact on ROE (return on equity). Review concepts such as cost of equity and shareholders’ opportunity cost, WACC (weighted average cost of capital), and the different short and long-term approaches to creating value.

Module III: Forecasting for the Future

Learn about financial decision-making with a longer time horizon in mind by forecasting. Foresee future funding needs and how to track the flow of cash in and out of a company through its operational, financial, and investment activities.

Module IV: Maximizing Shareholder Value

Learn to calculate the required rate of return for shareholders, and how to distinguish between liquidity and profitability metrics.

Module V: Go Beyond Excel: Decision-Making Relevant to you Capital Structure

Learn how to add value based on the way one’s company finances itself and the factors affecting this. Calculate a firm’s optimal capital structure.

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At IE Business School Executive Education, we strive to provide an educational experience that works with the rhythm of high-performing professionals. Throughout our over 20 years as leaders in online learning, we have constantly sought to refine our approach. We have chipped away at the barriers that obstruct dynamic executives from discovering the latest best practices or gaining the tools to lead more effectively.