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Strategic Finance

The Florida Institute of Finance has developed a compelling two-day course that focuses on the fundamentals of competitive strategy and finance, and the importance of both in the attainment of competitive advantage. Attendees will be exposed to various competitive approaches based on the latest research and practices in the fields of strategy and finance, in addition to techniques and models necessary to formulate effective strategies and assist in effective execution. Topics covered include the following:

  • The strategic management process
  • Strategic direction and intent
  • Industry and competitor analysis
  • Value chain analysis
  • Assessing a company’s resources and competitive position
  • Strategy formulation, execution and evaluation
  • Basics of the balance sheet, income statement, cash flow
  • EBIT, EBITDA and Free Cash Flow (FCF)
  • The difference between cash-flow and net income
  • Basics of financial ratio analysis including ROIC and EVA
  • Time value of money and project analysis: NPV and IRR
  • Capital structure basics: WACC and its components
  • Hurdle rates and financial leverage effects
  • Exchange rates and currency fluctuations
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    The centerpiece of the course is attendees’ participation in a cutting-edge, computer-based business simulation where they are managing a company in a real-world, competitive industry. The simulation is a proven experiential exercise that provides hands-on experience in running a multi-million dollar enterprise. It also provides participants the opportunity to apply the strategy and finance concepts, models and analytical approaches presented in the course.

    Competitive Strategy & Financeis designed to provide attendees with an experience that will assist them to:

  • Build Business Acumen
  • Enhance overall strategic perspective
  • Understand drivers of profitability
  • Sharpen analytical tools and capabilities
  • Understand the connection between strategy and finance
  • Assess industry and company situations
  • Build confidence in assessing financial performance
  • Understand the complexities of managing int’l operations
  • Provide an advanced, realistic simulation that is tested, robust, competition-driven, exciting, entertaining, and educational
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    Strategic Execution Simulation
    We create realistic and engaging simulation experiences that allow participants to develop a deep understanding of strategic direction and to practice strategy formulation and execution in a risk-free environment. Through our process, participants experience the benefits, tradeoffs and potential obstacles to successful execution. The result is greater organizational alignment and accelerated execution of key strategic initiatives.

    Since our founding, FIF has delivered excellence and results for our clients around the globe.
    The following are some of the many areas where companies call on FIF for support:

  • Strategic Alignment Around Key Initiatives
  • Industry Analysis and Competitive Intelligence
  • Strategy Formulation and Execution
  • Corporate Finance and Accounting
  • Due Diligence and Business Valuations
  • Board of Director Advisory Services
  • Investment Management Strategies


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