Creating value is the foundation of good strategic decision-making. In this capstone seminar of the Financial Decision Making Series, learn how your management decisions impact the bottom line with a proven framework for measuring decisions under the microscope of shareholder value creation and economic value-added. Discover how to create value by analyzing and valuing your decisions' impact on revenue, earnings and cash flow. Whether your firm is public, private, or even nonprofit, the powerful principle of value creation applies.
- Brief review of foundational tools
- Time value of money and discounted cash flow
- Capital budgeting
- Relationship between the performance of individual projects or business units and the creation of shareholder value
- A framework for evaluating the impact of decisions on shareholder value at the project, divisional or overall corporate level
- Best practices in applying discounted cash flow
- Benchmarking via other similar projects/divisions/companies
- Applying the framework to capital budgeting, corporate investment policy/decisions, acquisitions analysis and overall financial planning and strategy
As a result of attending this program, participants will:
- Understand how value is created within the firm
- Have a model for evaluating "value creation" that can be applied in their workplace
- Be able to apply this practical approach to a broad range of business situations, including operating decisions, capital expenditures and acquisitions
Who Should Attend
Experienced managers from all functional areas who are interested in building upon their existing knowledge of financial concepts to deepen financial thinking capabilities. Executives who participate in strategic planning, financial planning, capital budgeting and mergers and acquisitions will also benefit. Managers in nonprofit organizations will gain necessary skills to translate their work into the shareholder model of finance.