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I work in Corporate Communications & I don't want to learn about Banks

Miranda & Louise 002

  • I can honestly say it was the best course I have attended during my time in IR.  I am sure it will give me more confidence going forward
  • Excellent, covered a lot in a short space of time

Open Courses for Corporate Communications, Investor Relations & Financial Media Relations

Introductory Skills

For newcomers to financial communications or experienced corporate communications, investor relations and financial PR practitioners with limited financial expertise.

Introduction to Capital Markets, Financial PR & IR - UK

Introduction to Capital Markets, Financial PR & IR

1-Day Introductory Skills  

If you are just getting started in financial PR or investor relations or if you need to understand capital markets and audiences in order to be effective in a corporate communications role, then this course is a must. We will help you see how the capital markets big picture fits together. You’ll understand how and why companies issue shares and bonds, how they are traded and how listed companies are expected to communicate.

 
OUTCOMES
  • See the big picture – the context for your role
  • Get to grips with financial markets jargon
  • Communicate with the key players – appreciating how they think and how they operate
  • Understand the regulatory framework and the financial calendar.


Finance Essentials for Communicators - UK

Finance Essentials for Communicators

2-Days Introductory Skills  

This 2-day programme is designed to help you understand the essentials of finance that you’ll need to communicate your company’s financial story effectively. We cover the big picture, shareholder value, accounting, corporate finance and company valuation – all in an accessible way for corporate communicators.

 
OUTCOMES
  • Develop your financial fluency
  • Gain a comprehensive understanding of corporate finance and accounting concepts
  • Understand how to use numbers and KPIs to tell your financial story
  • Learn to communicate in a way that helps your company achieve fair value

Understanding Capital Markets - US

Understanding Capital Markets

1-Day Introductory Skills  

If you are just getting started in IR or corporate communications, or if you need to understand capital markets and audiences in order to be effective in a corporate communications role, then this course is a must. We will help you see how the capital markets big picture fits together. You’ll understand how and why companies issue shares and bonds, how they are traded and how listed companies are expected to communicate.

Who Should Attend?

  • Newcomers to IR and corporate communications in a listed company environment
  • Senior communicators with little or no capital markets experience
 
OUTCOMES
  • See the big picture – the context for your role
  • Get to grips with financial markets jargon
  • Grasp the essentials of economics
  • Communicate with the key players – appreciating how they think and how they operate
  • Understand the regulatory framework and the financial calendar


 

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Developing/Leadership Skills

For corporate communications, investor relations and financial PR practitioners who would like to develop their financial skills.

Finance Essentials for Banks - UK

Finance Essentials for Banks

1-Day Developing Skills  

This concise, one day course will enable you to gain a working knowledge of how banks make money and create value for their shareholders. We will cover bank strategy and key performance indicators; how the income statement and balance sheet work for a bank and the headline numbers for results; how banks are regulated and the impact this has on strategy and performance. We will use a major bank as our main example and compare to a range of others.

 
OUTCOMES
  • Become conversant with the language of a bank’s senior management
  • Understand the business of banking and how banks make money
  • Appreciate how banks create value for shareholders and how this drives strategy
  • Understand bank balance sheets and income statements
  • See how banks are regulated, including capital ratios, leverage, liquidity etc
  • Be able to use key performance indicators to tell your financial story

Finance Essentials for Communicators - US

Finance Essentials for Communicators

2-Days Developing Skills  

This 2-day program is designed to help you understand the essentials of finance that you’ll need to communicate your company’s financial story effectively. We cover the big picture, shareholder value, accounting, corporate finance and company valuation – all in an accessible way for IR specialists and corporate communicators.

Who Should Attend?

  • Newcomers to IR and corporate communications in a listed company environment
  • Senior communicators with little or no finance experience
  • Anyone working in a communications role who would like to understand finance from a communications perspective
 
OUTCOMES
  • Develop your financial fluency and be able to talk the language of senior management
  • Gain a comprehensive understanding of corporate finance and accounting concepts
  • Understand how to use numbers and KPIs to tell your financial story
  • Learn to communicate in a way that helps your company achieve fair value

 

Think Like an Analyst - Pre-conference Short Day - US

Think Like an Analyst – Pre-conference Short Day

5-hours Developing Skills  

Learn to look through the eyes of one of your key target audiences. Find out how analysts think, how they build their models and what pushes their buttons. This course will put you in the shoes of an analyst so that you can see things from their perspective. Exercises include interpreting how guidance affects an analyst’s model and identifying the key assumptions in consensus.

Who Should Attend?

This course is designed for anyone who deals with the sell-side as part of the company’s financial communications. We will assume that you have taken Finance Essentials or have the equivalent knowledge.  Participants tend to come from a mixture of financial and non-financial backgrounds and this course provides something for everyone.

 
OUTCOMES
  • Understand the role of the sell-side, primary tasks, sources of information and perspectives
  • Appreciate how analysts do their job – from identifying the value drivers, through to forecasting and model building, valuing the business and making a recommendation
  • Be able to translate this into lessons for IR on how best to communicate with and influence analysts on both the sell-side and the buy-side

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Financial Markets

Capital Markets

Online Courses for Corporate Communications

Understand stock markets and capital raising, the role of investment banks, sell-side and buy-side; and the impact on financial communications with the following online courses for financial PR and investor relations practitioners:

Introduction to Companies, Funding & the Capital Markets - Essentials Online Course

Introduction to Companies, Funding & the Capital Markets – Essentials Online Course

2-3 Hours Introductory Skills  

This course covers the basics of financial markets and instruments; how the capital markets work and the role of key participants; how companies access the capital markets and what it means to be a listed company.

 
OUTCOMES
  • Understand capital markets, how companies issue shares and bonds and how they are traded
  • Appreciate the role of investment banks
  • See the perspectives of key participants such as sell-side analysts, ratings agencies and investors
  • Learn lots of financial jargon and concepts
Initial Public Offers - Specialist Short Online Course

Initial Public Offers – Specialist Short Online Course

Specialist Short Online Course  

This course will help you understand initial public offers (IPOs), the implications, the process, how the shares are priced and the role of advisers.

Approximately 40 minutes.

 

 
Rights Issues - Specialist Short Online Course

Rights Issues – Specialist Short Online Course

Specialist Short Online Course  

This course will give you a good understanding of rights issues, what they mean for the company and what they mean for shareholders, including common calculations.

Approximately 40 minutes.

 

Get all three courses with 10% discount for buying the bundle:

 

Capital Markets Bundle
Money-Puzzle

Financial Reporting

Understand income statements, balance sheets and key performance indicators – everything you need to tell your company’s financial story with the following online courses:

The Basics of Business Finance - Essentials Online Course

The Basics of Business Finance – Essentials Online Course

2-3 Hours Introductory Skills  

This course is designed to give you a good understanding of the basics of business finance. You will learn how businesses are funded and what the money’s used for; how they make profits and generate cash; how to measure business performance; where to find the information you’ll need.  You’ll see how income statements and balance sheets work and you’ll also understand key financial jargon, concepts and commonly used financial metrics. 

 
OUTCOMES
  • Develop a good understanding of the basics of business finance
  • Learn lots of key concepts and financial language
  • See how financial statements work and how they are used
  • See how to calculate commonly used financial metrics
Adjusted Profits - Specialist Short Online Course

Adjusted Profits – Specialist Short Online Course

Specialist Short Online Course  

This course will give you a good understanding of what companies mean by “adjusted” or “underlying” profits and the advantages and pitfalls of using these numbers.

Approximately 40 minutes.

 
Understanding Cash Flows - Specialist Short Online Course

Understanding Cash Flows – Specialist Short Online Course

Specialist Short Online Course  

In this course we cover the difference between profits and cash flows, we look at cash flow statements and we consider the impact of working capital management on cash generation.

Approximately 40 minutes.

 
Leverage & How Much is Too Much? - Specialist Short Online Course

Leverage & How Much is Too Much? – Specialist Short Online Course

Specialist Short Online Course  

This course looks at leverage (gearing). We cover what makes a company suitable for high leverage, how to measure it and we consider how much is too much, using real examples.

Approximately 50 minutes.

 
How to Analyse a Company - Coffee Break Course

How to Analyse a Company – Coffee Break

Coffee Break  

Learn how to analyse a company in just 20 minutes with a series of 6 steps that will give you a quick and easy view of how a company’s doing.

Whether you’re looking from the point of view of a supplier, a lender, an investor or a potential employee, by the end of the course you’ll be in a good position to make an assessment of how the business is performing, whether it is financially sound and what the future is likely to hold. 

 

Or get all five courses with 10% discount for buying the bundle:

 

Understanding Financial Statements Bundle

Grad-Money

Corporate Finance

Understand board level language and concepts, including shareholder value, cost of capital and company valuation with our corporate finance online courses:

Understanding Shareholder Value - Essentials Online Course

Understanding Shareholder Value – Essentials Online Course

2 Hours Introductory Skills  

By the end of the course, you will have a good understanding of shareholder value, including what it means from a shareholder’s point of view; what it means from a company’s point of view; the levers a company can pull to create more value; making the link with strategic actions that drive value creation and communicating shareholder value.

 
OUTCOMES
  • Understand what shareholder value really means
  • See how companies drive value internally and externally
  • Understand the cost of capital and efficient balance sheets
  • Make the link with strategic actions that drive value creation
Initial Public Offers - Specialist Short Online Course

Initial Public Offers – Specialist Short Online Course

Specialist Short Online Course  

This course will help you understand initial public offers (IPOs), the implications, the process, how the shares are priced and the role of advisers.

Approximately 40 minutes.

 

 
Rights Issues - Specialist Short Online Course

Rights Issues – Specialist Short Online Course

Specialist Short Online Course  

This course will give you a good understanding of rights issues, what they mean for the company and what they mean for shareholders, including common calculations.

Approximately 40 minutes.

 
Understanding DCF Valuation - Specialist Short Online Course

Understanding DCF Valuation – Specialist Short Online Course

Specialist Short Online Course  

Learn how companies are valued using discounted cash flow techniques. We look at the principles, the maths and a real company example.

Approximately 60 minutes.

 
Understanding Valuation Using Multiples - Specialist Short Online Course

Understanding Valuation Using Multiples – Specialist Short Online Course

Specialist Short Online Course  

Learn how companies are valued using multiples. We cover P/E ratios, P/B, dividend yield and ratios using enterprise value. 

Approximately 60 minutes.

 
Evaluating M&A from a Financial Point of View - Specialist Short Online Course

Evaluating M&A from a Financial Point of View – Specialist Short Online Course

Specialist Short Online Course  

This course will explain how deals are evaluated from a financial point of view.

Approximately 60 minutes.

 

Or get all six courses above with 10% discount for buying the bundle:

 

Corporate Finance & Valuation Bundle

Additional
Course Bundles

From capital markets through to accounting, analysis, shareholder value and company valuation the Financial Communications Toolkit comprises all courses above in one package:

 

Financial Communications Toolkit

Gain a good understanding of accounting, corporate finance and valuation - everything you need for effective financial PR or investor relations - with our Financial Skills for IR & Financial PR bundle:

 

Financial Skills for IR & Financial PR

 

If you would like a different combination of courses with 10% discount, please contact us.

 

I work in Corporate Communications & I want to learn about Banks

Miranda & Louise 002

  • I can honestly say it was the best course I have attended during my time in IR.  I am sure it will give me more confidence going forward
  • Excellent, covered a lot in a short space of time

Open Finance Courses for Banks

Introductory Skills

An introduction to investor relations and financial PR for people with limited financial expertise.

Introduction to Capital Markets, Financial PR & IR

Introduction to Capital Markets, Financial PR & IR

1-Day Introductory Skills  

If you are just getting started in financial PR or investor relations or if you need to understand capital markets and audiences in order to be effective in a corporate communications role, then this course is a must. We will help you see how the capital markets big picture fits together. You’ll understand how and why companies issue shares and bonds, how they are traded and how listed companies are expected to communicate.

 
OUTCOMES
  • See the big picture – the context for your role
  • Get to grips with financial markets jargon
  • Communicate with the key players – appreciating how they think and how they operate
  • Understand the regulatory framework and the financial calendar.

Developing/Leadership Skills

Understand bank balance sheets, how they make profits, capital regulation and how to use typical ratios to evaluate performance.

Finance Essentials for Banks

Finance Essentials for Banks

1-Day Developing Skills  

This concise, one day course will enable you to gain a working knowledge of how banks make money and create value for their shareholders. We will cover bank strategy and key performance indicators; how the income statement and balance sheet work for a bank and the headline numbers for results; how banks are regulated and the impact this has on strategy and performance. We will use a major bank as our main example and compare to a range of others.

 
OUTCOMES
  • Become conversant with the language of a bank’s senior management
  • Understand the business of banking and how banks make money
  • Appreciate how banks create value for shareholders and how this drives strategy
  • Understand bank balance sheets and income statements
  • See how banks are regulated, including capital ratios, leverage, liquidity etc
  • Be able to use key performance indicators to tell your financial story

  • Excellent, covered a lot in a short space of time
  • I can honestly say it was the best course I have attended during my time in IR.  I am sure it will give me more confidence going forward

Online Finance Courses for Banks

Understand stock markets and capital raising, the role of investment banks, sell-side and buy-side and the context for the banking industry with our Capital Markets online course:

Introduction to Companies, Funding & the Capital Markets - Online Course

Introduction to Companies, Funding & the Capital Markets – Essentials Online Course

2-3 Hours Introductory Skills  

This course covers the basics of financial markets and instruments; how the capital markets work and the role of key participants; how companies access the capital markets and what it means to be a listed company.

 
OUTCOMES
  • Understand capital markets, how companies issue shares and bonds and how they are traded
  • Appreciate the role of investment banks
  • See the perspectives of key participants such as sell-side analysts, ratings agencies and investors
  • Learn lots of financial jargon and concepts

Understand bank balance sheets, how they make profits, capital regulation and how to use typical ratios to evaluate performance with our Banking online course:

Finance Essentials for Banks - Online Course

Finance Essentials for Banks – Online Course

2-4 Hours Introductory Skills  

Learn about how banks make money, how they create value for their shareholders and the key concerns for bank management and regulators. You will see how the balance sheet and income statement work for a bank and you’ll understand key financial jargon and commonly used financial metrics such as ROE, cost:income ratio, leverage and net interest margin.  We will also cover bank capital regulation, including risk-weighted assets, CET1 and leverage ratios and the rules for too-big-to-fail banks. And we consider current trends, the implications for profitability and the challenges facing banks.

 
OUTCOMES
  • Understand how banks make money and the strategies they employ to drive value creation for their shareholders
  • Appreciate how capital regulation works and understand the key ratios
  • Learn how to evaluate a bank’s performance using commonly used key performance indicators

Or get both courses with 10% discount for buying the bundle:

Capital Markets & Finance Essentials for Banks Bundle

  • Overall very good

I don't work in Corporate Communications & I want to learn about Banks

Miranda & Louise 002

  • Good coverage of basics - enjoyed applying to own statements
  • Excellent, covered a lot in a short space of time

Open Finance Courses for Banks

 

Developing/Leadership Skills

Understand bank balance sheets, how they make profits, capital regulation and how to use typical ratios to evaluate performance.

Finance Essentials for Banks

Finance Essentials for Banks

1-Day Developing Skills  

This concise, one day course will enable you to gain a working knowledge of how banks make money and create value for their shareholders. We will cover bank strategy and key performance indicators; how the income statement and balance sheet work for a bank and the headline numbers for results; how banks are regulated and the impact this has on strategy and performance. We will use a major bank as our main example and compare to a range of others.

 
OUTCOMES
  • Become conversant with the language of a bank’s senior management
  • Understand the business of banking and how banks make money
  • Appreciate how banks create value for shareholders and how this drives strategy
  • Understand bank balance sheets and income statements
  • See how banks are regulated, including capital ratios, leverage, liquidity etc
  • Be able to use key performance indicators to tell your financial story

Banks
Online Course

Understand bank balance sheets, how they make profits, capital regulation and how to use typical ratios to evaluate performance with our Banking online course:

Finance Essentials for Banks - Online Course

Finance Essentials for Banks – Online Course

2-4 Hours Introductory Skills  

Learn about how banks make money, how they create value for their shareholders and the key concerns for bank management and regulators. You will see how the balance sheet and income statement work for a bank and you’ll understand key financial jargon and commonly used financial metrics such as ROE, cost:income ratio, leverage and net interest margin.  We will also cover bank capital regulation, including risk-weighted assets, CET1 and leverage ratios and the rules for too-big-to-fail banks. And we consider current trends, the implications for profitability and the challenges facing banks.

 
OUTCOMES
  • Understand how banks make money and the strategies they employ to drive value creation for their shareholders
  • Appreciate how capital regulation works and understand the key ratios
  • Learn how to evaluate a bank’s performance using commonly used key performance indicators

I don’t work in Corporate Comms & I don’t want to learn about Banks

Miranda & Louise 002

  • Thanks for an extremely enjoyable day yesterday; you really made the learning experience easy, the course was well structured, professionally delivered, and your genuine enthusiasm was infectious!

Open Courses for Non-Financial Managers

Introductory Skills


Finance for Non-Financial Managers Intro

Finance for Non-Financial Managers Intro London

1-Day Introductory Skills  

BUY ONE PLACE GET ONE HALF PRICE – Email us to book.

This one day introductory course, designed for non-financial managers, uses the FinanceTalking accounting game to show you how accounting works. By the end of the day you will have a good understanding of how the income statement (P&L), balance sheet and cash flows fit together. You will appreciate the role of financial management and you will see how to apply your learning to a real company example. We teach in small groups so that you can be sure of individual attention.

 
OUTCOMES
  • Get to grips with how accountants think and be able to use the language of finance
  • Understand how the key financial statements fit together
  • Appreciate the relationship between profits and cash flows
  • Understand the key drivers of profitability
  • Be able to link the numbers with underlying business activities
  • Gain an understanding of both management information and financial accounts.

Developing/Leadership Skills

Commercial Finance for Non-Financial Managers

Commercial Finance for Non-Financial Managers London

2-Days Developing Skills  

BUY ONE PLACE GET ONE HALF PRICE – Email us to book

This two-day course is ideal for business managers who would like to be more financially skilled. Starting from scratch, you’ll understand the key financial concepts that are of crucial importance in the boardroom. And we break these concepts down to see what they mean for you in your role. We cover the big picture; how accountants think; how the numbers help you understand performance; budgeting and forecasting; and investment appraisal – everything you need to know to make better business decisions, including all the jargon.

 
OUTCOMES
  • Understand balance sheets and income statements and use them confidently
  • Contribute effectively to budgets and forecasts
  • Understand key corporate finance concepts such as ROI and cost of capital
  • Be able to evaluate investment proposals using concepts such as NPV and IRR
  • Make better decisions by understanding the financial impact of your actions
  • Be able to speak the language of the boardroom and be able to communicate more effectively with finance professionals

Commercial Finance for HR

Commercial Finance for HR Professionals

2-Days Developing Skills  

This two-day workshop is ideal for HR professionals who would like to be more financially skilled. Starting from scratch, you’ll understand the key financial concepts that are of crucial importance in the boardroom. And we break these concepts down to see what they mean for you in your role. We cover the big picture; how accountants think; how the numbers help you understand performance and set targets; budgeting and forecasting; and investment appraisal – everything you need to know to engage more effectively with your business partners.

 
OUTCOMES
  • Understand key corporate finance concepts such as ROI and cost of capital
  • Understand balance sheets and income statements and use them confidently
  • Contribute effectively to budgets and forecasts
  • Be able to evaluate investment proposals using concepts such as NPV and IRR
  • Understand the key drivers of profitability and efficiency and the link with both HR metrics and remuneration
  • Make better decisions by understanding the financial impact of your actions
  • Be able to speak the language of the boardroom and be able to communicate more effectively with finance professionals

Commercial Finance for Sales & Marketing

Commercial Finance for Sales & Marketing Professionals

2-Days Developing Skills  

This two-day workshop is ideal for sales and marketing professionals who would like to be more financially skilled. Starting from scratch, you’ll understand the key financial concepts that are of crucial importance in the boardroom. And we break these concepts down to see what they mean for you in your role. We cover the big picture; how accountants think; how the numbers help you understand performance and set targets; budgeting and forecasting; and investment appraisal – everything you need to know to make better business decisions.

 
OUTCOMES
  • Appreciate the big picture – the impact of economics, how strategy is set and the impact on forecasting
  • Understand key corporate finance concepts such as ROI, the value of brands and marketing investment
  • Contribute effectively to price and volume decisions
  • Understand balance sheets and income statements and use them confidently
  • Contribute effectively to budgets and forecasts and be able to evaluate investment proposals using concepts such as NPV and IRR
  • Be able to speak the language of the boardroom and communicate more effectively with finance professionals

Strategic & Commercial Finance for Business Leaders

Strategic & Commercial Finance for Business Leaders

2-Days Leadership Skills  

Starting with a brief recap, we break down the drivers of shareholder value to understand what they mean for strategy and for you in your leadership role. From this two-day course, you will take away the skills you need to engage fully in strategic discussions and corporate finance decisions, enabling you to contribute effectively to your organisation’s financial decision-making processes.

 
OUTCOMES
  • Understand the big picture – what shareholder value really means and how this feeds through to strategy and investment decision-making
  • Appreciate the impact of the economic environment and how this might impact strategy and risk management
  • Gain an overview of whole company valuation for listed and private companies and in M&A situations
  • Be able to identify key performance indicators, appreciate how they drive the business and see how to set appropriate targets
  • Further develop your practical financial management skills

Money-Puzzle

Financial Management
Online Courses

Understand income statements, balance sheets, budgeting & forecasting, investment appraisal and shareholder value – everything you need to become more financially astute with the following courses:

The Basics of Business Finance - Essentials Online Course

The Basics of Business Finance – Essentials Online Course

2-3 Hours Introductory Skills  

This course is designed to give you a good understanding of the basics of business finance. You will learn how businesses are funded and what the money’s used for; how they make profits and generate cash; how to measure business performance; where to find the information you’ll need.  You’ll see how income statements and balance sheets work and you’ll also understand key financial jargon, concepts and commonly used financial metrics. 

 
OUTCOMES
  • Develop a good understanding of the basics of business finance
  • Learn lots of key concepts and financial language
  • See how financial statements work and how they are used
  • See how to calculate commonly used financial metrics

Budgeting & Forecasting - Essentials Online Course

Budgeting and Forecasting – Essentials Online Course

2-3 Hours Introductory Skills  

Learn all about budgeting and forecasting.  This course will help you understand how to go about preparing a budget including what information you’ll need to ask for before you start and how to review your numbers for reasonableness.  You’ll see how to use typical monthly reports and learn how to input to the forecasting process.

 
OUTCOMES
  • Learn to prepare and review a budget
  • Understand the role of forecasting
  • Be familiar with cost types and behaviours
  • Gain confidence using budgets including variance analysis and other month-end issues

Investment Appraisal - Essentials Online Course

Investment Appraisal – Essentials Online Course

2 Hours Introductory Skills  

Understand investment appraisal from first principles. We cover payback period, ROI, NPV, IRR and making the business case. We also show you how to think about the inputs to your spreadsheet and how to challenge the assumptions to ensure that  you’re making the best possible decisions.

 
OUTCOMES
  • Be able to assess a project from a financial point of view
  • Understand what’s expected of you and how the process of project appraisal works
  • Use appraisal methodologies such as payback period, ROI, NPV and IRR effectively
  • Be able to make a compelling business case

How to Analyse a Company - Coffee Break Course

How to Analyse a Company – Coffee Break

Coffee Break  

Learn how to analyse a company in just 20 minutes with a series of 6 steps that will give you a quick and easy view of how a company’s doing.

Whether you’re looking from the point of view of a supplier, a lender, an investor or a potential employee, by the end of the course you’ll be in a good position to make an assessment of how the business is performing, whether it is financially sound and what the future is likely to hold. 

 

Understanding Shareholder Value - Essentials Online Course

Understanding Shareholder Value – Essentials Online Course

2 Hours Introductory Skills  

By the end of the course, you will have a good understanding of shareholder value, including what it means from a shareholder’s point of view; what it means from a company’s point of view; the levers a company can pull to create more value; making the link with strategic actions that drive value creation and communicating shareholder value.

 
OUTCOMES
  • Understand what shareholder value really means
  • See how companies drive value internally and externally
  • Understand the cost of capital and efficient balance sheets
  • Make the link with strategic actions that drive value creation

Get the first two courses with 10% discount for buying the bundle.
Get the first three courses with 10% discount for buying the bundle.
Get all the above courses with 10% discount for buying the bundle.
If you would like a different combination of courses with 10% discount, please contact us.
Learn key aspects of finance with our short courses lasting approximately 30-60 minutes each. 

Adjusted Profits

Adjusted Profits – Specialist Short Online Course

Specialist Short Online Course  

This course will give you a good understanding of what companies mean by “adjusted” or “underlying” profits and the advantages and pitfalls of using these numbers.

Approximately 40 minutes.

 

Leverage & How Much is Too Much?

Leverage & How Much is Too Much? – Specialist Short Online Course

Specialist Short Online Course  

This course looks at leverage (gearing). We cover what makes a company suitable for high leverage, how to measure it and we consider how much is too much, using real examples.

Approximately 50 minutes.

 

Understanding Cash Flows

Understanding Cash Flows – Specialist Short Online Course

Specialist Short Online Course  

In this course we cover the difference between profits and cash flows, we look at cash flow statements and we consider the impact of working capital management on cash generation.

Approximately 40 minutes.

 

Rights Issues

Rights Issues – Specialist Short Online Course

Specialist Short Online Course  

This course will give you a good understanding of rights issues, what they mean for the company and what they mean for shareholders, including common calculations.

Approximately 40 minutes.

 

Initial Public Offers

Initial Public Offers – Specialist Short Online Course

Specialist Short Online Course  

This course will help you understand initial public offers (IPOs), the implications, the process, how the shares are priced and the role of advisers.

Approximately 40 minutes.

 

 

Understanding DCF Valuation

Understanding DCF Valuation – Specialist Short Online Course

Specialist Short Online Course  

Learn how companies are valued using discounted cash flow techniques. We look at the principles, the maths and a real company example.

Approximately 60 minutes.

 

Understanding Valuation Using Multiples

Understanding Valuation Using Multiples – Specialist Short Online Course

Specialist Short Online Course  

Learn how companies are valued using multiples. We cover P/E ratios, P/B, dividend yield and ratios using enterprise value. 

Approximately 60 minutes.

 

Evaluating M&A from a Financial Point
of View

Evaluating M&A from a Financial Point of View – Specialist Short Online Course

Specialist Short Online Course  

This course will explain how deals are evaluated from a financial point of view.

Approximately 60 minutes.

 

If you work in a listed company environment you may also be interested in the following courses:

Introduction to Companies, Funding & the Capital Markets - Online Course

Introduction to Companies, Funding & the Capital Markets – Essentials Online Course

2-3 Hours Introductory Skills  

This course covers the basics of financial markets and instruments; how the capital markets work and the role of key participants; how companies access the capital markets and what it means to be a listed company.

 
OUTCOMES
  • Understand capital markets, how companies issue shares and bonds and how they are traded
  • Appreciate the role of investment banks
  • See the perspectives of key participants such as sell-side analysts, ratings agencies and investors
  • Learn lots of financial jargon and concepts

We offer certificates for all our courses, including the online courses that we include to enable you to consolidate your learning.
Most CPD is now self-certified (e.g. accountancy, law etc) so we don’t offer CPD “points” for particular organisations. However, our courses would certainly meet most organisations’ CPD requirements.