Finance and Accounting Seminars

The Oxford 5-Day MBA in Finance


It is crucial that today's business professionals understand the flow of financial resources. Such an understanding is needed daily; whether it is used to anticipate trends, evaluate company performance or obtain funding. People from non-financial backgrounds are often called upon to make decisions based on modern financial controls, and they must have the know-how to navigate the financial systems that have a significant impact on their professional responsibilities.

Oxford Management Centre has created the 5 Day MBA in Finance to provide business professionals with a deeper understanding of corporate finance as practiced by today's most powerful companies. Designed specifically for non-financial personnel, this intensive seminar approaches the subject of finance as it relates to the corporation as a whole.

The highlights of the course include:

  • Extensive and deep coverage of the subject area
  • Real world approach to the discipline
  • Numerous examples based around market data
  • Contemporary approach drawing on recent market developments
  • Integration with spreadsheet modelling



The seminar provides delegates with the tools required to find better answers to questions such as:

  • What is the appropriate discount rate to be used in investment appraisal?
  • What are the pros and cons of different types of financing?
  • What factors must be considered in deciding on a dividend policy?
  • What is the exact nature and scope of the issue to be analyzed?
  • What products are available to manage risk?
  • Why is correlation so important in managing risk?
  • Which specific variables, relationships, and trends are likely to be helpful in analyzing an annual report


Training Methodology

Using a combination of lectures, group exercises and individual exercises with practical applications, the delegates will gain both a theoretical and practical knowledge of the topics covered. The emphasis is on the real world and as a result delegates will return to the workplace with both the ability and the confidence to apply the techniques learned.

Delegates are requested to please bring a notebook PC to the seminars.


Organisational Impact

By sending delegates on the 5 Day MBA in finance organisation will benefit by:

  • Providing delegates with a concentrated and focused programme in finance addressing key topics found on
  • MBA’s in finance throughout the world
  • Updating IT skills by demonstrating the use of financial software in assisting in the decision making process.
  • Updating delegates with recent developments in risk management
  • Providing exposure to numerous annual reports and real life cases
  • Emphasising the role of risk in decision making
  • Explaining how risk can be measured and quantified


Personal Impact

Delegates will acquire the following skill set:

  • The ability to actively participate in finance decision making
  • An appreciation of the relative merits of varying asset classes.
  • Recognition of the importance of risk in determining the cost of capital
  • An ability to utilise sophisticated investment appraisal techniques
  • An appreciation of the key items from an annual report and recognition of important ratios and linkages
  • Recognition of the appropriate tool to manage risk





An Introduction to the Financial Markets

  • An introduction to the equity markets:
    • IPO
    • Market Indices
    • International Equity Market Links
  • An introduction to bond markets
  • Long Term versus Short Term
  • Treasury versus Corporate
  • Types of Bond
  • The spot and forward market
  • Exchange Rate trends and linkages
  • Carry Trades
  • Futures
  • Options
  • An introduction to the FX market
  • An introduction to the Derivatives Market
  • The link between risk and return



Evaluating Investment Opportunities

  • The Markowitz model of Portfolio Risk
  • The Capital Asset Pricing Model
    • A practical application of the CAPM to a range of companies
  • The time value of money and discounted cash flow techniques
  • The Gordon Growth Model
  • A practical application of forecasting dividends
  • Determining the Cost of Debt
  • The Ameritrade Case
  • The importance of the cost of capital
  • Scenario analysis
  • The weighted average cost of capital (WACC)
  • A practical application of the IRR approach
  • Pitfalls in using the IRR approach
  • Investment Appraisal using the Net Present Value approach
  • Payback and adjusted Payback
  • The Internal Rate of Return (IRR) approach
  • Real Options



A Walk through an Annual Report

  • The Balance Sheet
  • The Income Statement
  • The Cash Flow Statement
  • Ratio Analysis
  • A practical application of Ratio Analysis:
    • Apple v Microsoft
    • Next v Tesco
    • Easyjet v British Airways
  • Forecasting Sales
  • The cost of sales approach



The Corporate Financing Decision

  • Financial Leverage
    • Modiglianni and Millers Theory of Capital Structure
    • The Risk of Bankruptcy
    • The Optimal Capital Structure
  • The Dividend Decision
  • The clientele effect
  • The taxation effect
  • The principal agent problem
  • The market for Corporate Control



Risk Management

  • Hedging Exchange Rate risk using:
    • the forward market
    • the options market
    • zero cost collars
  • Hedging commodity price risk using:
  • Options
  • Futures
  • Practical Application of airlines hedging fuel price risk- the importance of correlation

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