School of Telecoms Management

Telecoms Mini MBA – Finance Modules

“Very useful and so much related to my job!” LA, Zain

Corporate Finance

This module uses a market-oriented approach to assess major areas of applicable financial knowledge. It provides the tools to allow telecom executives to develop their financial awareness, and to apply their skills and knowledge as they develop new service propositions, or manage busy departments. It better places each participant for survival in the competitive environment of modern telecommunications.

  • THE BUSINESS FINANCE CYCLE
    • Identifying the flow of funds in a commercial business
    • Determining the factors influencing the sourcing of finance
  • CAPITAL STRUCTURE
    • Implications of financial risk
    • The relationship with operational risk
  • ACCOUNTING DATA AND ITS USE IN CORPORATE CONTROL AND PLANNING
    • The two principle documents
    • Balance sheet
    • Profit and loss account
    • Putting it all together using the published accounts of a major telecoms organisation
  • CASH FLOW
    • Tracing the vital flow of cash through every channel of business activity
    • Cash being the one certain fact in the whole mix
  • COST/VOLUME/PROFIT ANALYSIS
    • The strategic trade-off of volume and price
    • Contribution analysis
    • Profit value relationship
  • CAPITAL BUDGETING – THE CRITICAL AREA OF IRREVERSIBLE INVESTMENT
    • Appraisal techniques
    • The capital asset pricing model (CAPM)

“Well delivered made finance interesting to follow” OE, Western Wireless