Oxford Diploma in Financial Strategy
World-leading faculty in the areas of strategy and finance
The Diploma in Financial Strategy draws on Oxford University's strengths in finance and strategy and offers a distinct intellectual edge. Led by Academic Director, Dr Ken Okamura and other world-leading faculty in the areas of strategy and finance, the four programme modules combine the highest standards of academic rigour with a practical understanding of business and wealth creation:
This module explains the process and practice of formulating competitive and corporate strategy. You will develop the analytic skills of a strategy consultant and the ability to present, defend and interrogate proposals in strategic decision making.
- Goals and strategies
- Competitive advantage
- Industry analysis
- Strategy and change
- Global strategy
- Managing the multi-business company
- Strategy process and practice.
2. Business finance
This module identifies the sources of investor value, and uses them to think about portfolio composition, investment choices, and corporate financial decisions.
- Discounting and bond maths
- Capital budgeting
- Capital Asset Pricing Model
- Capital structure and tax
- Initial public offerings
3. Financial strategies for growth
This module is a practical examination of the various methods used by companies to expand their businesses. You will develop a solid and applied awareness of the best ways to grow organisations given a particular situation and the pitfalls to avoid.
- Developing a strategy
- Financial analysis and due diligence
- Mergers and acquisitions
- International growth
- Combining growth strategies
4. Corporate valuation
This module incorporates the knowledge developed throughout the programme and provides the in-depth understanding and ability to make optimal strategic investment decisions.
- Fundamentals of valuation
- DCF and project analysis
- Valuing human capital
- Value creation
- Relative valuation
- Valuation in a competitive environment
- Valuation under financial distress
- Valuation in a private equity setting.
The programme is assessed via three case study based exams, plus an extended assignment which is designed to be related back to your organisation.
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