The economic uncertainties of todays world make it imperative for non-financial managers to have a firm grasp of the financial consequences of business decisions. With volatility in financial markets and margins narrowing from highly competitive trading conditions, mid to senior level executives need to be aware of how investment and funding decisions can affect the value of an organisation.
Designed to equip participants with the necessary tools and knowledge to understand the financial consequences of business decisions, this diploma will enable non-financial managers to communicate effectively with those in senior accounting and finance positions ensuring that all of the organisations functions are better integrated, significantly boosting the firms overall value.
This diploma will provide participants with a new ability to integrate a financial approach into their business decision making. In doing so, they will contribute to ensuring a sound financial basis for implementing all of their organisations strategic plans and decisions.
Upon completion of this programme, participants will have a deeper understanding of how to interpret and use financial reports to make better business decisions and obtain a broader understanding of business finance to better assess the value of strategic decisions, including investment projects and acquisitions.
Understand how economic outcomes of business decisions are reflected in an organisations financial reports
Communicate more effectively with their CFO and financial executives in their organisation
Understand business valuation techniques
Sharpen skills in assessing the strengths and weaknesses of competitors by analysing their financial statements
Improve ability to use financial information in managerial decision making
Assess the desirability and value of investment projects, corporate assets, and whole companies (acquisitions)
Understand the impact of operating decisions on financial performance
Who is this diploma for?
Mid-to-senior level executives outside the finance function looking to enhance their contribution to senior management decisions
Mid-to-senior level executives who need to know how to interpret financial information to get to the reality behind the numbers
Owner-managers who want to enhance their financial acumen
High-potential executives who want to accelerate their understanding of the critical role that financial information and issues play in the development of the firm
The programme is suitable for mid to senior level executives of all sizes and types of companies including:
Small to medium size firms
Large public and private companies
State and Semi-State Bodies
Charitable or not-for-profit organisations