Corporate managers face two basic decisions:
- How should the firm spend its money (i.e. investment decisions)?
- How best should a firm obtain funds to make its investment decisions (i.e. financing decisions)?
This programme will focus on the first of those basic decisions: How should the firm make investment decisions? It will provide a framework to analyze all types of corporate investment decisions - both in short- (working capital) and long-term (capital budgeting).
It will adopt a hands-on approach to modeling and understanding the value impact of projects, using a mixture of cases and lectures.
Though aimed primarily at commercial shareholder-value oriented commercial enterprises, the modeling skills will be of use in any environment that involves valuing the impact of a project.
It will benefit practitioners who want to build their existing skills in the use of financial models and does assume a basic understanding of finance and accounting principles. It follows on very well from our introductory programme Finance & Accounting for Non-Financial managers.
The programmes can be taken on their own or together as a consolidated series. On completion of all five programmes, participants receive the Cambridge Financial Management Certificate of Achievement.
Watch our interview with Academic Programme Director Professor Raghavendra Rau on why finance is less about profits and more about value:
- Overview of company valuation techniques
- Overview of cost of capital calculations
- The statement of cash flows
- Financial ratio analysis
- Projecting seasonal funds needs: how seasonal patterns of activity affect a company's financial plan
- Project analysis in a complex setting
- Financial modelling
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- Evaluate performance using financial analysis
- Understand and model the value drivers for corporate investment
Participants earn a certificate on completing the programme. This programme counts as one course for those completing the Cambridge Executive Education General or Financial Management Certificates of Achievement.
Who should attend
- Those with minimum three years of professional experience
- Early to mid-career professionals aspiring to a career switch to a finance role and wishing to understand more about finance
- Recent entrants to financial roles in the banking, alternative finance, wider finance, accounting or consultancy sectors
- Recent new role-holders of financial positions in industry or the public sector
- Those interested in considering further study in the finance sector
Faculty and speakers
Sir Evelyn de Rothschild Professor of Finance
MBA (IIM Bangalore), MSc, PhD (INSEAD)
Dates and fees
|10-11 October 2013||2 days||£1995|
* Fees (which are exclusive of VAT) include instruction, materials, lunch and breaks. Please note prices pre-registration are subject to change.
Preferential rates are available for groups.
This programme forms part of the Cambridge Financial Management Certificate of Achievement Programme. For participants completing the four finance programmes required to obtain the Certificate, the overall fee is £7,500.
For information regarding our payment terms, cancellation, transfer and substitution policies and fees, please see our Terms & Conditions (pdf, 59KB) (updated 14 March 2013).
Participants are expected to attend the full programme.
You can register for this programme via our online system: