Upcoming MDPs on Finance

Finance for Non-Finance Executives

In the current, fiercely competitive, business environment, value creation and maximization requires sustained and coordinated efforts coupled with appropriate decision-making skills from executives from across domains. Numerous studies have shown that decisions made by executives from non-finance departments also have substantial financial repercussions.

With the increasing complexity in outperforming competition while keeping a hawk's eye over cost it is imperative that organisations expose non-finance executive to the basics of financial knowledge and practice and facilitate the assimilation of the same, not only for spreading cost consciousness, but also to enhance the overall quality of their decision making.

This programme is specially aimed at imparting basic understanding of accounting and finance to executives from non-finance domains like marketing, operations, human resources, information technology, productions, entrepreneurs and self-employed professionals from non-finance backgrounds. The programme provides executives with a logical framework to gain first hand insights on the various aspects of the financial statements and their analyses, time value of money, capital budgeting, EVA, working capital management, etc. to enable managers make better strategic and operational decisions.

Duration: 2 days
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Advanced Capital Budgeting with Real Options

Despite its shortcomings, the concept of NPV-IRR still remains one of the important models in finance. The programme kicks-off by exposing participants to the technique of NPV-IRR and develops it further to explore the positive impacts of active managerial intervention in projects. Deliberations would cover concepts like MIRR, XNPV, XIRR, Incremental IRR, Decision-Tree Analysis, Linear Programing, Integer Programing, etc. We will also illustrate the principles of valuation using WACC, APV and FTE methods.

Real option analysis overcomes the major limitation of traditional NPV analysis by introducing flexibility in managerial decision-making. It enables managers to make more profitable decisions in the face of volatile market and technological conditions and is essential for firms in any competitive industry. The technical session would explore applications of real options (viz., option to defer, option to expand, option to contract, option to abandon, etc.) in corporate finance. One of the major applications of real options lies in new product development and market penetration and the deliberation will deal with them extensively.

Duration: 2 days
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Financial Modelling

Management is concerned with predicting and managing the future, whether in strategic planning or annual budgeting. The level of risk or uncertainty may not be known in advance. However, a forecast is an attempt to describe and analyse all these factors that may affect the final outcome. The program focuses on estimating cash flows with special attention to forecasting financials, covering data smoothing, cyclicality and seasonality, variance analysis, etc. Furthermore, the program looks at areas like risk management, optimization, decision-trees, etc., and explores how these procedures and decisions can be executed more efficiently and effectively using spreadsheets. As an add-on participants are also exposed to the basics of data analysis, using the inbuilt MS-Excel functions like sorting, ordering, filter, subtotals, pivot tables (using power pivots), etc.

Duration: 2 days
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Basics of Managerial Accounting for Business with Du-Pont Analysis

Managerial accountants play a critical role in the operation and control of organizations world-wide. The program explores how managerial accounting works in partnership with managers to add value to an organization. The program brings into focus basic concepts of management and cost accounting like costing methods, cost behaviour, cost estimation, CVP, profit-planning and activity-based costing, budgets and budgetary control, standard costing, etc. and their effects on profitability followed by concentrating on measuring the profitability of a firm using Du-Pont Analysis.

The basic Du-Pont model links ROE with profitability, asset use efficiency and leverage. This analysis helps managers in all departments see clearly how their contribution affects the shareholders returns as captured by ROE. The strategic profit model further decomposes each of these factors to highlight the inter-dependencies between all functions and how they converge to increase ROE of a firm.

Duration: 2 days
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