Strong financial strategy and a firm’s cohesive corporate investment ensures the sustainability of a viable competitive advantage. Nowadays, it is imperative for senior management to develop competencies to align the strategic and financial goals of the organisation to create value. Designed for financial decision makers such as CEOs, CFOs, Directors and General Managers, the 4-day programme on Advanced Corporate Finance: Crafting Strategies to Create Shareholder Value (ACF), organised by the Rausing Executive Development Centre (REDC), concluded on November 15, 2019.
ACF develops an in-depth understanding of the association amongst the organisation’s investment decisions and the business strategy as well as how they are correlated and can maximise value for stakeholders. The programme inculcated several principles and strategic frameworks to unravel the worth of a business. It not only sheds light on capital budgeting and complex financial decision making but also helps develop insights on global finance.
The Programme was directed by Dr. Syed Mubashir Ali, who is an Associate Professor at the Suleman Dawood School of Business. Dr. Ali was able to create a great learning experience through REDC’s acclaimed participant-centred learning model with a blend of interactive sessions, group exercises, strategic discussions and case studies. The executives opened up about the experience and shared generous words of appreciation. Khurram Nazeer from Jazz said of his time with the programme, “Attending the ACF has been one of the best learning experiences of my life. The exercises really helped me understand the alien aspects of finance.” M. Sadiq Malik from the Pakistan Army also praised the programme saying, “The programme depicted real world problems and the faculty inspired us to think of new ways of making sound financial decisions through their unique teaching methodologies and conducive learning environment.”