Program Description - Financial Analysis and Measuring Business Performance
To sustain profitability, all managers need to understand where value comes from in their firm. In this program, you will learn a systematic approach for analyzing financial statements and for evaluating the impact on profitability of a wide range of strategic decisions.
This program takes a broad look at finance. By examining the way investors view a company, you will gain an understanding of how management decisions translate into value for shareholders. You will evaluate the effect important measures such as pricing and cost containment, asset usage, financing structure and cost, and tax planning have on Return On Equity (ROE).
The program will provides answers to tactical questions such as: 1) should I offer early payment discounts to my customers; 2) should I place consigned inventory at my customers; 3) which customers are unprofitable; 4) how does off-balance sheet financing or leasing affect the financial ratios; and 5) how does outsourcing affect these ratios?
After a thorough explanation of the framework for evaluating the outcomes from these key decisions, you will have the opportunity to implement what you have learned in a comprehensive strategy simulation.
Integrative Business Simulation
The Business Simulation serves as an interactive case study where participants become the top corporate decision-makers of a high tech manufacturing company and experience the challenges of a realistic business environment.
The simulation requires participants to make a rich set of managerial decisions involving: competitive analysis and strategy formulation; marketing strategy; production planning; financial planning; pricing and promotion strategy; and operations and R&D decisions. The outcome is measured by the company's value at the end of the simulation. During the debriefing sessions, participants have the ability to analyze their results and understand how strategy affects their company's sales, profits, return on investment, and market value.
Measuring the effect on performance and ROE of:
- Receivables Policies
- Inventory Management
- Payables Policies
- Cash Conversion Cycle
- Use of Long-Term Assets
- Tax Planning
- Business Valuation
- Understand the key drivers of ROE
- Evaluate performance using financial ratio analysis
- Understand how investors view your company and calculate free cash flow
- Look into the effect of strategic decisions on ROE
- Assess the risk/return relationship
- Calculate the firm's sustainable growth rate and capital requirements
- Examine the value levers of the firm within the context of a Value Based Management system
- Integrating operating and investment strategies and their effects on the financial performance of the firm
Continuing Education Units
Participants earn 1.4 continuing education units (CEUs). A certificate of completion will be presented from Texas Executive Education.
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