The Oxford Advanced Finance Leaders Programme

Team Leadership, Time Management, Investments Analysis and Business Performance

Format availability:

In-Person

Duration:

10 Days

Introduction to the course

This 10-day Oxford Advanced Finance Leaders Programme training seminar brings together some of the most important areas of management, leadership, and financial management: Mastering People Management & Team Leadership Skills, and Financial Analysis, Planning and Control.

It will help business professionals:

  • Stand back from the detail of their everyday specialism and appreciate the bigger picture required of management roles
  • Apply effective people management skills confidently
  • Use the financial techniques of planning and control
  • Improve performance from the use of the tools of financial analysis
  • Preparation financial projection models to determine the financing needs of the business

MODULES

This training course is split into two modules:

MODULE I - Mastering People Management and Team Leadership

MODULE II - Financial Analysis, Planning and Control

Each module is structured and can be taken as a stand-alone training course; however, delegates will maximise their benefits by taking Module 1 and 2 back-to-back as a 2-week training course.

Course details

By the end of this training course, delegates will be able to:

  • Understanding your role as manager and leader
  • Establishing clear objectives and standards of performance for your team
  • Managing your workload using effective prioritisation, delegation and information management techniques
  • Maximising your influencing skills
  • Developing and leveraging the capabilities of team members

The management and leadership elements of this training course use a range of approaches to learning, including experiential group activities, individual exercises, mini case studies, role plays and syndicate discussions.

The financial elements of this training course include numerous practical examples and real life illustrations. The training methodology combines presentations, discussions, team exercises and case studies. The emphasis is on gaining the theoretical knowledge and practical application of all the topics covered.

  • Managers who have shared and practised different ways of performing the key leadership functions offer increased self-awareness, flexibility and confidence
  • Able to stand back from the everyday detail and focus on longer-term organisational needs secure in the knowledge that their team are competent and motivated to deal with operational tasks
  • An increase in the ability of their managers to understand and analyse the key financial statements
  • Anticipate the financial factors that form the basis of strategic decision-making, which should ultimately result in better planning, and improved company performance
  • All the topics in this training course are considered in the context of maximisation of shareholder wealth, which is the primary objective of all commercial organisations

  • Delegates will be exposed to a range of different approaches to leadership and management practice, allowing them to select those most suitable for their situation and personal style
  • Delegates will have the chance to experiment with key techniques before applying them in the workplace and will help them build the confidence to move beyond traditional assumptions about the ‘right’ way to manage
  • Delegates will have the opportunity to broaden their financial knowledge to enable them to develop and manage the financial aspects of their role more effectively and improve performance
  • Delegates will acquire the ability, when involved in decisions about investment, operations, or financing, to choose the most appropriate tools from the wide variety of financial techniques available to provide a quantitative analysis
  • Delegates should leave the training course with a better understanding of the financial tools and techniques that support an organisation’s planning and control, with regard to their own departments or business units, as well as their companies

  • Professionals who are in charge of teams and/or departments
  • Business Professionals from sales and marketing
  • Operations, Engineering, Planning
  • Project Management, Logistics and Procurement Professionals
  • Human Resources and other Non-financial Areas
  • Accountants
  • Financial Analysts
  • Auditors
  • Financial Personnel and Senior Finance Professionals who require an update or a refresher in the topics covered
  • Professionals who want to better understand the financial aspects of their roles

Daily Agenda

Module 1: Mastering People Management and Team Leadership:
DAY 1:
Understanding Your Role
  • Leader or Manager?
  • Self-perception
  • Beyond the Job Description: finding out what your organisation requires of you
  • Balancing Conflicting Stakeholder Demands
  • Understanding the Nature of Change
  • A Model for Implementing Change
DAY 2:
Personal Effectiveness, Time Management and Delegation
  • Understanding Yourself and Your Organisational Environment
  • Outcome Orientation
  • Setting Personal and Team Objectives
  • Managing Performance
  • Finding and Using Time Effectively
  • A Model for Effective Delegation
DAY 3:
Communication, Influence and Conflict Management
  • Channels of Communication
  • Effective Listening Skills
  • Emotions and Rapport
  • Persuasion and Negotiation: the Keys to Personal Influence
  • Managing Conflict Assertively
DAY 4:
Team Building, People Management and Motivation
  • How High-performing Teams Work?
  • Identifying Team Roles
  • Teams in Practice: Team Building Exercise
  • Motivation and Reward
  • Building and Sharing a Vision
  • Different Approaches to Leadership
DAY 5:
Enhancing Team Performance through Coaching and Development
  • How People Learn?
  • Coaching for Personal and Team Growth
  • Feedback Skills
  • Development Planning
  • Next Steps
Module 2: Financial Analysis, Planning and Control:
DAY 6:
The Challenge of Financial Economic Decision-Making
  • The Practice of Financial / Economic Analysis
  • The Value-creating Company
  • Corporate Value and Shareholder Value
  • A Dynamic Perspective of Business
  • The Agency Problem and Corporate Governance
  • What information and data to use?
  • The Nature of Financial Statements
  • The Context of Financial Analysis and Decision-making
DAY 7:
Assessment of Business Performance
  • Ratio Analysis and Business Performance
  • Management’s Point of View
  • Owners’ Point of View
  • Lenders’ Point of View
  • Ratios as a System – Pyramids of Ratios
  • Integration of Financial Performance Analysis
  • Economic Value Added (EVA)
  • Predicting Financial Distress
DAY 8:
Projection of Financial Requirements
  • Interrelationship of Financial Projections
  • Operating Budgets
  • Standard Costing and Variance Analysis
  • Cash Forecasts and Cash Budgets
  • Sensitivity Analysis
  • Dynamics and Growth of the Business System
  • Operating Leverage
  • Financial Growth Plans
  • Financial Modelling
DAY 9:
Analysis of Investment Decisions
  • Applying Time-adjusted Measures
  • Net Present Value (NPV) and Internal Rate of Return (IRR)
  • Strategic Perspective
  • EVA and NPV
  • Refinements of Investment Analysis
  • Equivalent Annual Cost (EAC)
  • Modified Internal Rate of Return (MIRR)
  • Sensitivity Analysis, Scenario Analysis, Simulation, and NPV break-even
  • Dealing with Risk and Changing Circumstances
DAY 10:
Valuation and Business Performance
  • Managing for Shareholder Value
  • Shareholder Value creation in Perspective
  • Evolution of Value-based Methodologies
  • Creating Value in Restructuring and Combinations
  • Financial Strategy in Acquisitions
  • Business Valuation
  • Business Restructuring and Reorganisations
  • Management Buy Outs (MBOs) and Management Buy Ins (MBIs)

Frequently Asked Questions

There are no prerequisites. Our courses are open to students of all backgrounds who are 18 years of age and older. All courses are conducted in English. Video lectures include English subtitles and the option to slow-down, pause, or replay lectures for better retention. Discussion boards are a critical component of each of our courses; therefore, we suggest students have a conversational knowledge of English when pursuing a Certificate of Completion. For any of the art writing courses, students need to be 100% proficient in written English.

You should have an up-to-date web browser such as: Chrome, Safari, Firefox, or Internet Explorer. For more detailed information, please see the guides for supported browsers and basic computer specifications. Our Online Courses can be accessed on a mobile or tablet device, although we strongly encourage you to have access to a desktop or laptop computer and reliable internet connection for certain course components. Former students have told us it is easiest to read discussion threads and complete written assignments on a laptop or desktop computer.

Registration is available on our website. Just follow these simple steps: Click the “Apply Now” button in the top right corner of your screen. Select “Online Courses.” Choose your course(s). You will be asked for basic contact information and your credit card payment. We require full payment at the time of registration and all tuition is billed in US dollars. Be sure to check with your bank or credit card company, as your financial institution may charge a foreign transaction fee.

Our classes are kept small, at no more than 30 students, to better facilitate and encourage personalized interaction with the instructor and fellow participants. Your classmates come from all over the globe and contribute their global perspectives and experience. Some are currently working within the arts while others are just beginning. All classmates share in their passion for the art world.

It is recommended that you begin your course promptly. If you do need to start the course a few days late, contact your instructor as soon as possible after the course has opened to discuss your options. Registration closes on the Friday after the course begins.

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