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CFO Masterclass 

Advanced Executive Program

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Course Overview

A forward-looking CFO / senior finance executive in today’s rapidly changing world is the cornerstone not only for a company’s success but an enabler to get the job done, attract top talent and be positioned for financial support with either debt or equity to hit these targets.

This four-day intensive program is developed with this objective in mind to cover a wide range of strategic models with engaging and interactive case studies for senior finance professionals to have a greater strategic impact on their company’s corporate strategy.

The seasoned COF / senior finance executive, coupled with the strategic execution, requires fluency in the formation and assessment of financial assessment and appraisal models, including the risk trade-off and cost-benefit analysis of considering debt in the funding mix.

As the finance role moves to align cost to value and more as value-enhancing, this course will make sure CFO and seasoned finance professionals continue to think outside of the box by challenging the status quo with the latest trends in this sector from global peers.



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5 Key Takeaways


Effective strategy formation and implementation enabling a company to be well positioned for the future.

Pragmatic use of well-known business models / concepts in strategic positioning, formation and monitoring co the corporate strategy.



Tools for persuasive board / senior executive presentations on company performance.

Improved working knowledge for making effective investment decisions with or without leverage.



Creating workable financial solutions in times of financial difficulty.



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Course Outline


Strategic Planning

  • Introduction to strategic planning

  • Rational Strategic planning model

  • Five approaches to strategy formation

  • Strategic pitfalls of why companies fail – construction industry Bin Laden Saudi based construction giant discussion

Case Study: Case study on Blackberry – short video from CEO and review of shot articles and news clips coupled with a group discussion on Blackberry’s strategy and why it failed

Strategy Formation

  • Internal and external analysis
    – session driven by Novartis strategy document
    - Strategic issues of Novartis pharma company
    - Stakeholder analysis
    – the balancing act and critical considerations

  • External corporate appraisal – session based on Shell Oil company
    - PESTAL analysis – effective use to identify risk – pragmatic examples with Shell Oil
    - Porters Five Forces – effective use to examine market positioning – discussion of how to apply in strategic execution

Case Study: PESTAL analysis case study on Shell; followed by a video from Shell and further group discussion including discussion on Porters Five Forces.


Strategic Options and Choices

  • Porters Generic Options - recap of companies discussed Ikea / Shell as well as delegates companies – how to use this information in implementing strategy in todays rapidly changing environment
    - Cost Leadership
    - Differentiation
    - Focus

  • Ansoff – analysis with McDonalds products 

  • Strategic Clock – analysis with hotel industry form budget to luxury chains 

  • SFA Model – selecting opportunities to pursue

Case Study: This Harvard case study will be the basis of an entire 2 hours session on a large case study that covers all aspect of corporate strategy with practical application of the models reviewed and significant group discussion.



LSBF - London School of Business and Finance

LSBF EE offers a range of short programmes and postgraduate certificate courses, tailored specifically to the needs of working professionals who want to succeed in today’s globalised business climate. The school was established in 2003 and has campuses in the UK and Singapore; it is also partnered with the award-winning online platform InterActive, delivering education to students around the world who can’t attend classes on campus. The LSBF experience is career-driven, tailored to each individual student, and led by expert tutors who are passionate about their subject and about teaching.



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Who Should Attend?

This highly practical and interactive course has been specifically designed for:

  • CFO / Board Members / Executive Finance Professionals

  • Finance Managers and Controllers

  • Strategy Directors and Managers

  • Project Managers and Risk Analysts

  • Investment Management and Venture Capital Professionals

  • Senior managers whose responsibilities include the delivery of financial targets






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We also award continuing professional development credits (CPE/PDUs) for:
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2. Project Management Institute PDUs
3. CISI credits
4. GARP credits
5. HRCI recertification credits
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The deadline to register for a public course is 14 days before the course starts. Kindly note that occasionally we do accept late registrations as well, but this needs to be confirmed with the project manager of the training program or with our registration desk that can be reached at +971 4 447 5711 or [email protected].

The course fee covers a premium training experience in a 5-star hotel, learning materials, lunches & refreshments, and for some courses, the certification fee and membership with the accrediting bodies.

Yes, we can provide discounts for group bookings. If you would like to discuss a discount on a corporate level, we will be happy to talk to you.

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