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PEDF - Executive Programme in Financial Management

Content

Content

contenido
Module 0: Introduction (1 day)
  • Programme overview
  • Introduction of the course participants.
  • Opening class: Finance management in today’s context. Challenges and opportunities.
  • Inaugural lecture: Analysis of the economic and financial environment Current situation and future prospects 
Module 1: Executive competences and skills (1 day)
  • Management skills, leadership and communication
  • Identification of management competences and placement of talent.
  • Development of individual and group talent among professionals.
  • Change management
  • Areas for improvement. Their identification and management.
  • Decision-making and conclusions. 
Module 2: Analysis and economic and financial planning (2 days).
  • Key economic and financial concepts and indicators.
  • Financial statement analysis and interpretation.
  • Financial structure, ratios and management indicators.
  • Capital structure and cost of funds.
  • Economic and financial planning and strategy.
  • Case studies 
Module 3: Assessment and Management of Investment Projects (2 days)
  • Types of investment projects.
  • Profiles of investment project funds.
  • Investment selection criteria and methods.
  • Sensitivity analysis.
  • Analysis of the effect of inflation on investment selection.
  • The association between investment and funding decisions.
  • Case studies 

Module 4.Business funding management (3 days)

  • Non bank funding.
    • Financial markets.
    • Non bank financial alternatives.
    • Categories and access to said alternatives.
  • Collection and payment means.
    • Collection and payment instruments.
    • Operations management
    • SEPA, LSP and the Debt Collection Act
  • Bank funding.
    • The banking business.
    • Banking relationship management.
    • Business- bank negotiation.
    • Management tools.
    • Case studies.
       

Module 5: Financial management. Instruments and tools (4 days)

  • Treasury management and cash management.
    • Treasury management and planning.
    • Circulating capital and cash management.
    • Management systems and tools.
    • Case studies.
  • Cost management.
    • Cost management systems and scenarios.
    • Costs vs/sales pricing criteria
    • Management systems and tools. 
    • Case studies.
  • Economic and financial reporting.
    • Financial uses of Excel and macros.
    • Formats and models.
    • Links with Word and Power Point.
    • Reporting systems and advanced computer applications.
    • Case studies
Module 6: Accounting consolidation of financial statements (2 days)
  • Accounting consolidation in the business combinations framework.
  • Consolidation methods.
  • Consolidation operations and regulations.
  • Financial goodwill
  • Consolidated yearly accounts.
  • Case studies 
Module 7: Corporate finance. Company assessment (2 days)
  • Corporate operations
  • Company and practical utilities assessment methodologies.
  • Cash and dividends flows.
  • Real options approach.
  • Use of multiples. Assessment criteria.
  • Qualitative aspects of company assessment.
  • Case studies
     
Module 8. Financial risk analysis and management (2 days)
  • Financial risks.
  • The role of expectations: market variability and overreaction.
  • Market risks. Credit risks and interest rates.
  • Coverage instruments. Coverage, speculation and arbitration.
  • Organised and non-organised markets. -Futures, swaps and options.
  • Risk measurement and control. Statistics: the VaR. Historical simulation. Stress scenarios. Economic capital. The Basel Approach.
  • Case studies

Module 9: International finance (2 days)

  • International financial management.
  • International financial operations.
  • International trade financing.
  • International trade and payment methods.
  • Interest rate risk coverage.
  • Case studies

Module 10. Keys to professional development (1 day)

  • Innovation, technology and talent.
  • Changes and their opportunities.
  • Professional vs/personal development: key points.
  • Decision-making.
  • Conclusions
     

Module 11: Intensive Module on Simulation of Strategic Management (3 days)

  • This three-day intensive module.
  • With its pedagogical approach to the case study method, this module combines the most important concepts of Business Management and Strategic Management with Economic and Financial Management.
  • Participants will have the opportunity to manage a firm for a certain time period, during which they obtain a global applied vision of decision-making processes in different areas of the firm, their economic and financial implications and the final outcomes.
     

Methodology

Deusto Business School is an institution with a huge awareness of the key aspects of management and business training focuses the attention on this eminently practical programme to contribute their knowledge, experience and methodologies.

AN INNOVATIVE LEARNING MODEL

This learning model, committed to diversity and guaranteeing an all round learning experience, is distinctive for the constant need to innovate methods and content. The sessions led by experts from the two institutions, lectures by guest executives with many years` experience, the intensive simulation module on strategic management and contributions from the participants themselves make this a unique intellectual opportunity, fostering personal and professional growth.

ANALYSIS OF AUTHENTIC CASES

Each of the modules that comprise the programme includes a conceptual framework to analyse diverse business situations through authentic cases from different companies. This enables participants to contribute their experience thorough debate and discussion.

STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT SIMULATION

In the intensive module Strategic Management Simulation, participants gain interactive experience that combines financial and economic management with key business and strategic management concepts. Participants are thus afforded the opportunity to manage the main variables of a certain multinational over a 3 to 4 year period Through a dynamic experience combining the day to day with a holistic vision of strategic management, the simulation is also an opportunity to recognise each team member's executive skills and personal abilities as managers, executives, entrepreneurs and leaders.

 

Content

Content

contenido
Module 0: Introduction (1 day)
  • Programme overview
  • Introduction of the course participants.
  • Opening class: Finance management in today’s context. Challenges and opportunities.
  • Inaugural lecture: Analysis of the economic and financial environment Current situation and future prospects 
Module 1: Executive competences and skills (1 day)
  • Management skills, leadership and communication
  • Identification of management competences and placement of talent.
  • Development of individual and group talent among professionals.
  • Change management
  • Areas for improvement. Their identification and management.
  • Decision-making and conclusions. 
Module 2: Analysis and economic and financial planning (2 days).
  • Key economic and financial concepts and indicators.
  • Financial statement analysis and interpretation.
  • Financial structure, ratios and management indicators.
  • Capital structure and cost of funds.
  • Economic and financial planning and strategy.
  • Case studies 
Module 3: Assessment and Management of Investment Projects (2 days)
  • Types of investment projects.
  • Profiles of investment project funds.
  • Investment selection criteria and methods.
  • Sensitivity analysis.
  • Analysis of the effect of inflation on investment selection.
  • The association between investment and funding decisions.
  • Case studies 

Module 4.Business funding management (3 days)

  • Non bank funding.
    • Financial markets.
    • Non bank financial alternatives.
    • Categories and access to said alternatives.
  • Collection and payment means.
    • Collection and payment instruments.
    • Operations management
    • SEPA, LSP and the Debt Collection Act
  • Bank funding.
    • The banking business.
    • Banking relationship management.
    • Business- bank negotiation.
    • Management tools.
    • Case studies.
       

Module 5: Financial management. Instruments and tools (4 days)

  • Treasury management and cash management.
    • Treasury management and planning.
    • Circulating capital and cash management.
    • Management systems and tools.
    • Case studies.
  • Cost management.
    • Cost management systems and scenarios.
    • Costs vs/sales pricing criteria
    • Management systems and tools. 
    • Case studies.
  • Economic and financial reporting.
    • Financial uses of Excel and macros.
    • Formats and models.
    • Links with Word and Power Point.
    • Reporting systems and advanced computer applications.
    • Case studies
Module 6: Accounting consolidation of financial statements (2 days)
  • Accounting consolidation in the business combinations framework.
  • Consolidation methods.
  • Consolidation operations and regulations.
  • Financial goodwill
  • Consolidated yearly accounts.
  • Case studies 
Module 7: Corporate finance. Company assessment (2 days)
  • Corporate operations
  • Company and practical utilities assessment methodologies.
  • Cash and dividends flows.
  • Real options approach.
  • Use of multiples. Assessment criteria.
  • Qualitative aspects of company assessment.
  • Case studies
     
Module 8. Financial risk analysis and management (2 days)
  • Financial risks.
  • The role of expectations: market variability and overreaction.
  • Market risks. Credit risks and interest rates.
  • Coverage instruments. Coverage, speculation and arbitration.
  • Organised and non-organised markets. -Futures, swaps and options.
  • Risk measurement and control. Statistics: the VaR. Historical simulation. Stress scenarios. Economic capital. The Basel Approach.
  • Case studies

Module 9: International finance (2 days)

  • International financial management.
  • International financial operations.
  • International trade financing.
  • International trade and payment methods.
  • Interest rate risk coverage.
  • Case studies

Module 10. Keys to professional development (1 day)

  • Innovation, technology and talent.
  • Changes and their opportunities.
  • Professional vs/personal development: key points.
  • Decision-making.
  • Conclusions
     

Module 11: Intensive Module on Simulation of Strategic Management (3 days)

  • This three-day intensive module.
  • With its pedagogical approach to the case study method, this module combines the most important concepts of Business Management and Strategic Management with Economic and Financial Management.
  • Participants will have the opportunity to manage a firm for a certain time period, during which they obtain a global applied vision of decision-making processes in different areas of the firm, their economic and financial implications and the final outcomes.
     

Methodology

Deusto Business School is an institution with a huge awareness of the key aspects of management and business training focuses the attention on this eminently practical programme to contribute their knowledge, experience and methodologies.

AN INNOVATIVE LEARNING MODEL

This learning model, committed to diversity and guaranteeing an all round learning experience, is distinctive for the constant need to innovate methods and content. The sessions led by experts from the two institutions, lectures by guest executives with many years` experience, the intensive simulation module on strategic management and contributions from the participants themselves make this a unique intellectual opportunity, fostering personal and professional growth.

ANALYSIS OF AUTHENTIC CASES

Each of the modules that comprise the programme includes a conceptual framework to analyse diverse business situations through authentic cases from different companies. This enables participants to contribute their experience thorough debate and discussion.

STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT SIMULATION

In the intensive module Strategic Management Simulation, participants gain interactive experience that combines financial and economic management with key business and strategic management concepts. Participants are thus afforded the opportunity to manage the main variables of a certain multinational over a 3 to 4 year period Through a dynamic experience combining the day to day with a holistic vision of strategic management, the simulation is also an opportunity to recognise each team member's executive skills and personal abilities as managers, executives, entrepreneurs and leaders.