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Accounting and Financial Analysis

Financial statements are the main source of information about a business’s financial health and profitability, so make them work harder for you.

Led by Professor Chris Higson, learn to read financial statements and become fluent in the use of accounting information, so you can more powerfully assess, interpret and influence business success. Contextualise this learning for the real world through an understanding of accounting standards and regulations.

Choose the one-week or evening format to best suit your commitments.  Both formats share the same curriculum.

How this programme fits into the portfolio

This programme is the first in the corporate finance portfolio.  As each programme builds upon learning from the previous, we recommended that you take them in the following sequence:

1. Accounting and Financial Analysis
2. Valuation
3. Financial Strategies for Value Creation.

Why complete the portfolio?

Complete three of the Corporate Finance programmes and become a member of the Executive Education alumni community, with exclusive access to an international network of business professionals.


Key details

  • Duration: One week full-time or one evening x 10 weeks
  • Next start: 17 Aug 2015
  • Fees: £6,700 (one week), £4,800 (evening)
  • Location: London
  • Programme start dates:

    One week

    • 17 Aug 2015*
    • 01 Feb 2016*
    • 15 Aug 2016*


    • 30 Sep 2015*

    *Fees subject to annual review

Corporate Finance Webinar

As part of our 50th Anniversary Webinar Series, Professor Chris Higson explores what he calls the the cult of EBITDA, specifically focusing on:

  • Why EBITDA is a number that needs handing with great care.
  • Whether analysts have experienced a loss of focus on the rigorous measurement of income and of return on capital.
  • The overall impact on corporate valuations in today’s environment.

View the webinar

Contact us

David Ratcliffe, Programme Associate.


Tel: +44(0) 20 7000 7051

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