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The initial focus of the course is on the interpretation of financial statements. Participants will look at the skills required to analyse financial statements, diagnose problems, and recommend a range of potential business solutions.  

Delegates will consider alternative techniques for evaluating major investment projects and explore the ways in which they might be financed.  

The course then considers the strategic aspects of financial management and how business performance is monitored and managed with a view of building enterprise value. It is here that the notion of value drivers is explored along with how value is created and how it is distributed to stakeholders.  

There will also be an opportunity to reflect upon relevant corporate governance and ethical issues.  

Why choose this course?

Dealing effectively with multiple challenges at global and local level has become a critical and complex aspect of running a successful business, particularly when striving for growth, sustainability and effective leadership. Hertfordshire Business School is offering delegates the opportunity to immerse themselves in intensive and contemporary sessions on key business topics to begin to learn how to deal with these challenges.

The course is part of the MBA Summer School, a one-week programme consisting of eight masterclasses which can be individually selected and combined for bespoke learning. Discounts are available for multiple bookings. 

Masterclasses are lead by senior academics from the Hertfordshire MBA faculty who have proven expertise in their area of research and who regularly contribute to the AMBA approved MBA programme.  

The course will cover:

  • Analysing financial statements, diagnosing problems and proposing solutions 
  • Evaluating major investment projects and exploring financial options 
  • Exploring strategic financial management and developing enterprise value 
  • Defining and developing the concept of the value driver; creation and distribution to stakeholders 
  • Analysing alternative models of financial value creation 

Course date: Friday 12 July 2019,13.30-17.00

Entry requirements...

Delegates should ordinarily have a first degree or equivalent and/or 3 to 5 years relevant industry/business experience. 



Start DateEnd DateDay and TimeCostLink
12/07/201912/07/2019Fri 1330-1700£250Apply online

Course fees

Standard booking: £250 per individual masterclass.

Discounts are available for multiple bookings and for University of Hertfordshire alumni and Business Academy members. Please contact us or download the booking form for further details.

Discounts on multiple bookings are also available for corporate clients.  Please contact us for details. 

Teaching methods

The course will be taught by Dr David Fairclough

The MBA Summer School masterclasses will give delegates a broad overview of some of the major principles and approaches involved in the Hertfordshire MBA Programme, and the opportunity to apply some selected principles to case studies or in the context of their own experiences.