Corporate & Business Strategy (CF)
Strategy matters to all operating companies, as it is a major determinant of the success of their business.
Corporate Finance Institute (CFI) on-demand courses are designed for finance professionals and industry practitioners who want to master the art of corporate finance and supporting skillsets.
After registering for a CFI On Demand Course, CPA Saskatchewan will send you information on how to access the course within 2 business days.
On completion of the CFI courses, CFI will issue a certificate as supporting documentation for CPD audit purposes.
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This Corporate & Business Strategy course will cover the most important terminologies, theories, concepts, and frameworks on strategy. The course is designed to guide participants through a comprehensive strategic analysis process and demonstrate the application of theories into real-world business situations.
WHO WILL BENEFIT:
A strategy course designed specifically for financial analysts. While it's open to participants from any background (consulting, sales, HR, etc), it's tailored to demonstrate how strategic analysis can be tied to a Discounted Cash Flow (DCF) model and other types of financial modeling.
Professionals who will get the most value from this class include those involved with investment banking, equity research, corporate development, equity research, and private equity.
By completing the strategy course, participants will be able to:
- understand how the strategic analysis process helps decision makers perform in-depth analyses and identify optimal strategic alternatives,
- differentiate between the three levels of strategy (corporate, business, and functional),
- perform external analysis by looking at the supply chain, mapping out strategic groups, building competitive forces model and analyzing PEST factors,
- perform internal analysis by understanding a company's core competencies, competitive advantage, value chain activities and ways to sustain competitive advantages,
- assess a company's current corporate-level, business-level and functional-level strategies,
- learn how to generate, evaluate and select optimal strategic alternatives through methods such as SWOT analysis, DCF analysis and multi-criteria analysis,
- tie strategic alternatives to a company's mission, vision and goals, and
- apply all theories taught in the lectures into a case study and generate the appropriate strategies using the provided information.