The course takes place over 16 weeks and comprises eight units. The units will be released every two weeks from the start of the course. Download the units or study completely online.
At the end of each unit there is an assessment that will allow you to benchmark your growth in knowledge and understanding. For those wishing to receive a Post Graduate Certificate from Middlesex University, an additional marked assignment of 5000 words will also need to be submitted. The assignment will be based on an on-going case study that runs throughout the duration of the course.
The participant will gain a solid and practical understanding of the difference between price and value; the crucial importance of cashflow volatility; the central role of Free Cash Flow; and the limitations of accounting in value metrics
The participant will gain a solid and practical understanding of the pricing of Risk, deriving a discount rate, DCF valuation and discounting methodology
The participant will gain a solid and practical understanding of the correct calculation of IRRs, the errors that are frequently encountered in valuation analyses, the steps involved in setting up a pricing model and the instructions for using the pricing model supplied
The participant will understand the impact of capital structure on the value of the business enterprise; the role of liquidity in formulating a capital structuring strategy; debt capacity calculations; and the dangers of optimal capital structure theory
Unit 5 covers valuation approaches to different practical circumstances; evaluating management performance with the EVA analytical
approach; formulating corporate strategy
Unit 6 shows the importance of planning a model based on its objective and how to ensure the model facilitates the analysis. Excel files are supplied as part of this distance learning programme
Unit 7 focuses on the regulatory issues pertaining to the acquisition of companies. It covers financing options for the transaction, synergies and the extraction of benefits, due diligence and negotiating the Sales & Purchase Agreement
The participant will cover the implications of a contested acquisition, the timetable, the prohibitions, and the mandatory steps. It shows strategies for both Offeror and for Offeree
You have a unique opportunity to choose an accredited option for this course and receive a Post Graduate Certificate on completion. This is a Middlesex University qualification (jointly developed by Middlesex University and IFF) and quality assured by Middlesex University. However, if accreditation isn’t important to you there is still the opportunity to take the standard non-accredited course.
With the flexibility of learning in your own time and environment, you can be part of a broad range of people who will benefit from studying this course. Whether you are new to the world of corporate finance or perhaps you already have experience in some aspects of the sector, but want to expand your knowledge to give you a much more detailed and holistic understanding of the wider playing field, this course has a lot to offer.
We can tailor this course and its delivery to match your requirements. Whether it is a complete distance learning course or blended learning, we will ensure that our dedicated team and professional trainers will produce and deliver the perfect training programme.
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