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Advanced Management Skills Masterclass

5 Day Training

Dates: 19 – 23 August | 04 – 08 November 2024
Locations: Johannesburg, South Africa
Platform: Available In-Class / Online

Price: Available on request

Course Introduction

This Prospen-Africa Advanced Management Skills Masterclass workshop will provide you with the skill sets and characteristics to become better than you had ever perceived you could be. Being a ‘great’ manager cannot guarantee success these days – only by being the best of the best will you make an impact on your department, your company, and your industry.


After this 5-day workshop, you will return to the workplace with a toolbox full of advanced management skills that you can use to build your success in managing yourself and others. This advanced management skills course will benefit anyone who would like to inspire themselves and their teams to higher performance.

Course Objectives

At the end of this Advanced Management Skills Masterclass training seminar, you will learn to:

  • Understand the Use and Importance of Financial Statements

  • Tools and Techniques of Financial Analysis useful in Decision Making

  • The Use of the budgetary and Control Techniques

  • Standards, Flexed Budgets and Variance Analysis

  • How to use Variance Analysis Results to Improve Operational Performance?

  • The Application of Discounted Cash Flow (DCF) Methods

  • Effective Analysis of Capital Investment Projects using Various Techniques

  • How Corporate Value and Shareholder Value are Enhanced?

  • Why Corporate Restructuring through Mergers and Acquisitions is Important?

Who should attend?

This Advanced Management Skills Masterclass course is designed and suitable for people who wish to advance their management skills to improve the productivity of the organisation.

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Training Methodology

Our diverse instructional approaches ensure effective learning:

– Lectures & Presentations: Engage with expert-driven, stimulating content.
– Course Material: Access well-crafted supporting resources.
– Group Work: Collaborate on discussions and case studies for practical insights.
– Workshops & Role-Play: Participate in immersive, scenario-based activities.
– Practical Application: Focus on applying theoretical knowledge in real situations.
– Post-Training Support: Receive extensive support after training for skill implementation.

Training Outline

Day 1: Understanding Financial Statements and Financial Analysis

  • Introduction to financial statements (income statement, balance sheet, cash flow statement)

  • Importance of financial statements in decision-making processes

  • Basic tools and techniques of financial analysis (ratio analysis, trend analysis, common-size analysis)

  • Practical exercises and case studies to analyse financial statements

Day 2: Budgetary Control and Variance Analysis

  • Understanding the budgetary process and its importance in organizational control

  • Types of budgets (master budget, flexible budget, static budget)

  • Variance analysis: understanding standard costs, flexible budgets, and variance analysis techniques

  • Interpretation of variances and their implications for decision making

  • Case studies and practical exercises on budgetary control and variance analysis

Day 3: Capital Budgeting and Investment Analysis

  • Introduction to capital budgeting and investment decisions

  • Various capital budgeting techniques (payback period, net present value, internal rate of return, profitability index)

  • Discounted cash flow (DCF) methods and their application in investment appraisal

  • Evaluating risk and uncertainty in capital investment decisions

  • Case studies and group exercises on capital budgeting and investment analysis

Day 4: Enhancing Corporate Value and Shareholder Value

  • Understanding corporate value and its drivers

  • Strategies for enhancing corporate value and maximizing shareholder wealth

  • Role of financial management in creating value for shareholders

  • Measuring corporate performance and shareholder value creation

  • Case studies and discussions on corporate value enhancement strategies

Day 5: Corporate Restructuring and Mergers & Acquisitions

  • Understanding corporate restructuring and its significance

  • Reasons for mergers and acquisitions (M&A) and their impact on corporate value

  • M&A process: due diligence, valuation, negotiation, and integration

  • Evaluating synergies and risks associated with M&A activities

  • Case studies and real-world examples of successful and unsuccessful M&A transactions

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