Core modules 4 & 5

Financial Markets and Instruments

Provides a basis for investment and financing analysis and decisions, and a foundation for a more in-depth study of the subject if you who wish to go on and specialise in finance for your Executive MBA.  The module comprises three complementary parts - first focusing on capital budgeting and investment decisions; the second focusing on financing instruments and markets; and the third deriving the weighted average cost of capital used for discounting and valuation purposes.

Learning outcomes:

  • Role of finance in the firm
  • Investment appraisal
  • Valuation of income streams
  • Pricing of bonds
  • Valuation of equities
  • Risk and return
  • Deriving and using WACC in valuation.

Strategic Leadership

Strategic leadership is the perspective most often required of an Executive MBA graduate as they are professionals who can handle a business situation from a wide range of perspectives and not only from the viewpoint of one specialist discipline. The module is concerned with strategic decision-making and the long term successful direction of the organisation.

Learning outcomes:

  • What is strategy? What strategy is not?
  • Strategic decision making and strategic leadership
  • Theories of Industry Evolution, Sources of Competitive Advantage, Positioning view of the Firm, Resource Based view of the Firm, Competencies and knowledge management, Organisation Forms.
  • Data analysis and presenting argument learned through the exercises
  • Linking strategy and execution.