INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT

INTERNATIONAL ‘CAREER PROGRESS’ DIPLOMA PROGRAM ON FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT

A Program which aims to provide a comprehensive introduction to

THE CORE ELEMENTS OF FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT

This Program examines the principles and underlying concepts of financial management, and the ways in which financial information can be used to improve the quality of management decision making. It has a practical emphasis with many illustrations and examples. The key topics of Capital Investment Decisions, the Sources of Finance and Financial markets, and the Management of Working Capital are introduced and explained. Technical terminology and key terms are highlighted for rapid understanding of the main techniques and concepts. The study of this Program should be of particular benefit to students seeking knowledge of business, finance, management and accounting fields; and to professionals and managers who require a working knowledge of financial management; and to those ambitious for careers in financial management and related fields.

Major Topics Covered in this Diploma Program include:

  • Nature and importance of capital investment decisions; resources involved; investment appraisal methods, accounting rate of return (ARR), return on capital employed (ROCE), payback period.
  • Net present value (NPV), risk in investment appraisal, calculating & using probabilities; impact of interest and infl ation, premiums; considering wealth. Investment in practice and reality, logical investors.
  • The cost of capital; review & control for capital expenditure projects, decision management, audit. Short-term fi nance, gearing, factoring, discounting. Sources: internal, external, profits, credit control.
  • Long-term finance, the stock exchange, primary and secondary markets, stock listing. Shares, share issues, debentures, small business finance, venture capital, funding, business angels, Government.
  • Managing working capital, definition, elements, scale of capital; managing stocks, stock ordering systems, MRQ, JIT, inventory models. Budgeting for demand, financial ratios, debtor & credit control.
  • The working capital cycle; discounts, collection policies, settlement period. Cash management and budgets, the cash cycle. Policies for working capital control; balance, banking, overdrafts.
    And much more…..
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