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Creating Value & Growth

For most organisations, value-creating growth is a strategic challenge. How can the “Scissors effect”, shares and bonds be used as tools to create value and growth within a company? When can you benefit from registered shares? How do you calculate a share’s yield or global dividend? How can you know if a share price corresponds to its real value? How can a company finance itself by borrowing in the market? What exactly is a bond? What do Moody’s and Standard & Poor’s AAA, BB and C ratings mean exactly? These questions and more are addressed as you progress through the course.

On completion of this course you will be able to understand:

  1. The Scissors Effect
  2. Shares
  3. Valuation of shares
  4. Bonds
  5. Valuation of bonds

Online course duration: 5-Hours

CPD Points: 4

Finance Day to Day Operations

Why do certain companies experience severe cash problems although their sales are booming? Conversely, when a company is in recession, why can its working capital increase before stabilizing? How do I calculate the breakeven point of my company? How should I analyse cash flow from operations and understand the parameters of the company’s profitability? How can I analyse the investment policy and use the cash flow statement to dose investments? These questions and more are addressed as you progress through the course.

On completion of this course you will be able to understand:

  1. Intermediate margins
  2. Analysis of income statements
  3. Calculation of a company’s break-even point
  4. Break-even analysis and operating leverage
  5. Working capital
  6. Financial analysis of working capital
  7. Analysis of a cash flow statement

Online course duration: 6-Hours

CPD Points: 5

Options & How they are Valued

Widely used by companies and the subject of widespread speculation, options are the best known of derivatives. What are they exactly? How do call and put options work? What are they used for and how much do they cost? How do you determine the value of an option? These questions are addressed as you progress through the course.

On completion of this course you will be able to understand:

  1. What a buy (call) and a sell option (put) is
  2. How to use mentioned options depending on the situation
  3. How to calculate the risks of gains or losses
  4. Two basic components of an option’s value
  5. How the price of a call option and a put option fluctuates

Online course duration: 2-Hours

CPD Points: 1.5

Strategy & External Acquisitions

The goal of any company is to develop lasting competitive advantages and to do better than the competition. In what ways do multi-business companies compete? Why does a mother company acquire new business? How can this company go about developing the performance of its business portfolio? Will an external growth strategy also be the answer? These questions are addressed as you progress through the course.

On completion of this course you will be able to understand:

  1. What determines competition between groups
  2. How the mother company brings value to its business
  3. Why opt for an external growth strategy
  4. Different methods of achieving external growth
  5. The goals and motivations involved in an external growth strategy

Online course duration: 3-Hours

CPD Points: 2

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