Strategic Business Planning

Duration: 3 days
Course description:
Small business owners mistakenly believe that the size of their business negates the need for strategic planning but the opposite is actually true. Its inherent size is actually what makes strategic planning more important because it can be the means for a small business to gradually evolve into a huge and thriving multinational corporation. This course will help to determine the best processes for business by setting core values and strategy.

Who would benefit:
All strategic level managers

Strategic planning principle
Schools of thought in strategic planning
The evolution of strategy
An overview of the strategic planning process
Basic elements of strategic planning
Developing and managing the strategy formation process
Understanding the mission and core values
Creating a mission statement
Competitive strategic planning

Advanced Financial Modeling

Duration: 5 days
Course description:
This course teaches various approaches to true, bottoms- up, fundamental analysis, from both – an account-by-account and business segment basis (very detailed build-up vs. division by division). The results of build-up analysis roll-up into a consolidating income statement that feeds into the incomestatement revenue items.

Who would benefit:
Professionals from the Finance discipline

Projecting an income statement
Methodologies to forecasting the different types of assets
Projecting shareholders’ equity account
Importance of financial ratios in building balance sheet projections

Understanding and Analyzing Financial Statements & Reports

Duration: 2 days
Course description:
This course will equip participants with an overview of financial statement analysis, accounting analysis, and in depth financial analysis and reporting. It will enable the participants to analyze the main corporate activities from accounting perspective and both financing and investment activities.

Who would benefit:
Professionals from non-finance disciplines

Business understanding and its relation to financial statement analysis
Different types of business analysis
Component of business analysis
Financial statements
Business activities and their relation to financial statements
The purposes of financial statements and linkages between them

Hedging with Derivatives

Duration: 3 days
Course description:
If hedging is not understood properly it can expose business to substantial losses/risks. Hence this course will help to clarify the different types of hedging techniques available to pro- tect business organizations from various financial risks.

Who would benefit:
Anyone with a flair for finance

Definition of derivatives
Understanding of derivatives and its types.
Hedging vs. Speculation
Options and Futures
American vs. European options
Forward Contracts
Plain Vanilla vs. Exotic derivatives
Swaps and Swaptions