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Benefits and impact

Gain the skills and knowledge to measure a business’s profitability, assess its strengths and understand the main sources of diversity and creativity in accounting practice.
  • Develop in-depth understanding of accounting tools; stimulate critical thinking and advanced-level economic analysis. 

  • Effectively use an annual report to critically evaluate performance and identify drivers of profitability.

  • Assess a company’s assets and its ability to meet the claims of its creditors.

  • Understand the sources of diversity and creativity in accounting practice, and learn how to control for this when comparing firms.

  • Employ accounting data to measure the return that a company is earning on the capital provided by its investors.

  • Utilise return on capital as an indicator of whether a company has a competitive advantage or disadvantage.

  • Explore the major governance and regulatory issues.

  • Boost your global network as you study alongside professionals from a diverse range of backgrounds and industries.

  • Complete three of the corporate finance programmes to become a member of the Executive Education alumni community, with exclusive access to an international network of business professionals. 



The programme is accredited with CFA Institute, the Chartered Investments and Securities Institute and the Law Society. It can be integrated into your Continual Professional Development.



Format: one week


40 credit hours


43.5 credit hours


43.5 credit hours

Key details

Duration: 5 days
Next start: 30 Jul 2018
2018 Fees: £7,300
Location: London

Next programme dates:

  • 30 Jul - 03 Aug 2018

Contact us

Contact David Ratcliffe, Programme Associate.


Tel: +44(0) 20 7000 7051

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