Programme outline


The diploma combines the highest standards of academic rigour with a practical approach to financial strategy.

Central to the design of the Oxford Executive Diplomas is the dual focus on the academic theory (thinking) behind current organisational and global challenges, and the practical approaches (doing) through which to successfully navigate them.

Led by Dr Ken Okamura, the Oxford Executive Diploma in Financial Strategy offers a unique blend of advanced financial acumen with specialist strategic frameworks over four core modules.



18-21 January 2023

  • Goals and strategies
  • Competitive advantage
  • Industry analysis
  • Strategy and change
  • Diversification
  • Global strategy

Business finance

19-22 April 2023

  • Discounting and bond pricing
  • Capital budgeting
  • Capital asset pricing model
  • Capital structure and taxes
  • Options
  • Initial public offerings

Corporate valuation

5-8 July 2023

  • Fundamentals of valuation
  • DCF and project analysis
  • LBO valuation
  • Value creation
  • Relative valuation

Financial strategies for growth

27-30 September 2023

  • Options for growth and developing a growth strategy
  • Strategic mergers and acquisitions 
  • Due diligence and financial analysis
  • Deal structures and negotiation
  • Realising, measuring, and reporting value creation
  • International growth


Diploma in Financial Strategy graduation

Modules one, two and three are assessed by either in-person exams, online exams, or assignments, or a combination of these. Module four is assessed by an extended assignment related to your organisation or industry.

Study commitment


Participants are expected to complete the allocated pre-reading prior to each module.

Previous participants have estimated that the study commitment of the programme is approximately 5–8 hours per week for the duration of the diploma.