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Strategic Financial Management



It is more and more important that today’s professionals and executives understand and participate in financial strategy.  This course aims to ensure that business decisions are made in a way, which supports required investor return, and minimises financial risk. 

In this programme, we analyse the main sources of corporate finance, and show how business and project decisions can be modelled and monitored to satisfy funder requirements.  We also examine how corporate financial risk can be minimised, and explore how problem business projects can be restructured into more appropriate corporate vehicles.

Who should attend

This course is designed for Senior Business Executives, Project Managers, those responsible for business planning and development, and others who wish to help direct their organisation towards a leading role in the global environment.  This course assumes some working knowledge of financial accounting and concepts.


Aligning corporate strategy and financial strategy

  • Establishing corporate objectives
  • Ensuring alignment between corporate and financial objectives
  • The most important strategic financial Key Performance Indicators

Sources of finance for businesses and projects

  • Debt finance
  • Equity finance
  • Making balanced financing decisions: matching finance to projects in project time scale and debt-equity balance

Making financial decisions

  • Capital investment appraisal
  • Discounted and non-discounted methods of financial appraisal
  • The problems and pitfalls of formal capital investment appraisal
  • Managing risk and the impact of financial decisions

Introduction to risk management

  • Linking risk management to capital structure
  • Key tactics for risk mitigation

The strategic restructuring of business

  • Mergers and acquisitions: managing expansively
  • Joint ventures and alliances: managing via joint objectives
  • Refinancing and divesting: managing via damage limitation

At the end of this course, delegates will be able to:

  • Utilise main sources of corporate finance, their advantages and disadvantages
  • Work with, investment and financial models, which align business decisions to investor requirements
  • Structure projects to reduce and minimise corporate financial risk
  • Explore how corporate financial problems might be solved through mergers, acquisitions, creative alliances and other forms of refinancing or restructuring

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