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Oxford Executive Finance Programme

University of Oxford

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The turbulent nature of the current business climate has highlighted the impact that social, technological, and governmental disruption can have on an organisation. Now, more than ever, you need a firm comprehension of finance in order to participate in financial decision-making and discussions, and deliver value to your company.

On the Oxford Executive Finance Programme from Saïd Business School, University of Oxford you’ll gain the practical knowledge and skills to understand the finances of any organisation and how they make decisions. Over the course of six weeks, you’ll also explore corporate finance in terms of capital structure, taxation and bankruptcy, and investigate the trade-offs of funding through an analysis of debt versus equity and how this choice affects an investment project’s valuation.

Through analysing current industry debates and critical expert insights, you’ll discover the key topics that are changing practices in the fast-moving world of finance, such as corporate governance, and environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors. By the end of the programme, you’ll be able to leverage finance as part of your executive toolkit to make more informed, strategic decisions and improve overall business performance.

Is this programme for you?

This online programme is designed to empower non-financial business leaders, senior executives, managers, and business professionals with the financial proficiency to participate in key discussions and strategic decision-making at an executive level.

Those aspiring to move into a strategic decision-making role will develop an understanding of corporate finance and the financial implications of their decisions, learn to better manage resources, and discover how best to use and interpret financial information to drive their business forward.

This programme has no prerequisites, and participants are not required to have extensive finance experience or knowledge. On successful completion, you’ll earn a certificate of attendance from Saïd Business School, University of Oxford.

This course is certified by the United Kingdom CPD Certification Service and may be applicable to individuals who are members of, or are associated with, UK-based professional bodies. The course has an estimated 95 hours of learning.

Note: should you wish to claim CPD activity, the onus is upon you. The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and GetSmarter accept no responsibility, and cannot be held responsible, for the claiming or validation of hours or points

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