"I analyse financial statements from one point of view; but we learned to see the bigger picture."
Senior Relationship Manager, Riyad Bank
Programme: Accounting and Financial Analysis
Nationality: Saudi Arabian
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Gain the skills and knowledge to measure a company's profitability, assess its strengths and weaknesses and understand the main drivers of value.
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Deconstruct return on capital to reveal the economics of the business, and the drivers of return and value.
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Associate Professor of Accounting Practice
Chris Higson’s areas of expertise are in financial statements, financial performance and valuation, taxation, governance and regulation. He serves as an expert witness in these areas. He comments on financial matters on television, radio and in the international press.
Chris Higson has advised on financial performance in many of the world’s leading industrial and financial companies. He is a member of the oversight board of a UK investment company and has been involved in creating several new businesses, including a consultancy advising governments and financial institutions on the value of their information assets, and a media start-up. He has had several non-executive roles for the UK Government, as a member of the UK’s Industrial Development Advisory Board, the Regional Growth Fund panel, in the UK Green Investment Bank and the British Business Bank.
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The fee for the programme is £8,300.*
We offer a 25% discount for London Business School Alumni.
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