BUSINESS SKILLS

TRAINING SESSIONS

Advanced Business Simulation (4 hours)


Advanced Business Simulation (4 hours) Learn how to apply your commercial and business skills to deliver positive results. This sophisticated and interactive computer-based business simulation will stretch the very best in their commercial acumen and general business management. With up to 5 teams operating in a dynamic and competitive marketplace, participants need all their business and financial management skills to win out against the competition in this tough simulation! During this session participants will gain first-hand experience in responding to the issues, challenges and decisions involved in running a successful business, including:

  • Making strategic decisions
  • Forecasting and planning
  • Analysing and interpreting financial results
  • Controlling stock levels, quality and pricing
  • Developing new products
  • Understanding the UK market and competitors
  • Entering new European markets
  • Recognising financial implications of decisions
  • Marketing and advertising
  • Dealing with managerial issues
  • Displaying effective leadership and team skills





The Language of Finance


The Language of Finance Learn how to understand and talk the language of business finance.

  • Key terms and definitions
  • Learning finance speak!
  • A-Z glossary of key financial terms
  • Accountancy basics – policies, principles and standards; why they’re the language of finance
  • Understanding the key financial drivers of business performance




Understanding Business Costs


Understanding Business Costs Learn how different costs behave in different ways, and how they influence performance.

  • Recognising different types of cost in different businesses
  • Fixed and variable costs
  • Activity based costing
  • Using financial ratios to measure costs
  • Break-even analysis




Strategic Thinking


Strategic Thinking Learn how to apply the key principles for strategic thinking.

  • Strategy – what and why?
  • Stripping away the smoke and mirrors
  • Key stages in strategic planning
  • Strategic tools and techniques
  • Case study – applying the skills




Shareholders & Managers


Shareholders & Managers Learn how shareholders review business performance and make investment decisions.

  • Shareholders and managers – different agendas?
  • The fundamentals of Risk and Reward
  • How shareholders measure performance
  • Key drivers of share performance
  • How financial markets view businesses




Competitor Analysis


Competitor Analysis Learn how to complete a structured review of competitors in your marketplace.

  • Business planning – why and how?
  • Who are your competitors?
  • Data collection sources
  • Taking a competitor snapshot
  • Monitoring and corrective actions




Making Commercial Decisions


Making Commercial Decisions Learn how to think and act commercially, and understand the financial and business impact of your decisions…

  • Good and bad business decisions
  • Think and act commercially
  • The financial impact of business decisions
  • Short term and long term trade-offs
  • Profit and cash flow trade-offs





Understanding Accounts - 1


Understanding Accounts – 1 Learn how to interpret and make sense of business accounts.

  • Essential accounting statements and how they work:
i Profit and Loss Account
ii Balance Sheet
iii Cash Flow Statement
  • Drawing up a basic set of accounts




Capital Investment Decisions


Capital Investment Decisions Learn how to make more effective business decisions based on sound financial data.

  • The fundamentals of decision making on projects
  • Making assumptions
  • The importance of the ‘time value’ of money
  • Understanding capital investment appraisal techniques – Discounted Cash Flow, Net Present Value, Internal Rate of Return and Payback
  • Sensitivity analysis and scenario analysis




Stakeholder Management


Stakeholder Management Learn how to engage with the right people in the right way in your project.

  • Why stakeholder management?
  • Identify your stakeholders (RACI Matrix)
  • Prioritise your stakeholders
  • Categorise your stakeholders
  • Planning stakeholder communication




Managing Projects


Managing Projects Learn how to plan and deliver successful projects.

  • The role of project manager
  • Project phases and planning
  • Project management tools
  • Avoiding the common problems
  • Case study – applying the skills




Driving Profit & Cash Flow - EBITDA


Driving Profit & Cash Flow – EBITDA Learn how to understand EBITDA to maximise business profit and cash flow…

  • EBITDA and how is it calculated?
  • The drivers of profit and cash flow
  • The nature of depreciation, amortisation, and impairment
  • Using EBITDA for analysis, valuation, shares etc.
  • How day-to-day activities affect EBITDA





Simulations

Advanced Business Simulation (4 hours)


Advanced Business Simulation (4 hours) Learn how to apply your commercial and business skills to deliver positive results. This sophisticated and interactive computer-based business simulation will stretch the very best in their commercial acumen and general business management. With up to 5 teams operating in a dynamic and competitive marketplace, participants need all their business and financial management skills to win out against the competition in this tough simulation! During this session participants will gain first-hand experience in responding to the issues, challenges and decisions involved in running a successful business, including:

  • Making strategic decisions
  • Forecasting and planning
  • Analysing and interpreting financial results
  • Controlling stock levels, quality and pricing
  • Developing new products
  • Understanding the UK market and competitors
  • Entering new European markets
  • Recognising financial implications of decisions
  • Marketing and advertising
  • Dealing with managerial issues
  • Displaying effective leadership and team skills





Understanding Accounts - 1


Understanding Accounts – 1 Learn how to interpret and make sense of business accounts.

  • Essential accounting statements and how they work:
i Profit and Loss Account
ii Balance Sheet
iii Cash Flow Statement
  • Drawing up a basic set of accounts




Capital Investment Decisions


Capital Investment Decisions Learn how to make more effective business decisions based on sound financial data.

  • The fundamentals of decision making on projects
  • Making assumptions
  • The importance of the ‘time value’ of money
  • Understanding capital investment appraisal techniques – Discounted Cash Flow, Net Present Value, Internal Rate of Return and Payback
  • Sensitivity analysis and scenario analysis




Stakeholder Management


Stakeholder Management Learn how to engage with the right people in the right way in your project.

  • Why stakeholder management?
  • Identify your stakeholders (RACI Matrix)
  • Prioritise your stakeholders
  • Categorise your stakeholders
  • Planning stakeholder communication




Managing Projects


Managing Projects Learn how to plan and deliver successful projects.

  • The role of project manager
  • Project phases and planning
  • Project management tools
  • Avoiding the common problems
  • Case study – applying the skills




Driving Profit & Cash Flow - EBITDA


Driving Profit & Cash Flow – EBITDA Learn how to understand EBITDA to maximise business profit and cash flow…

  • EBITDA and how is it calculated?
  • The drivers of profit and cash flow
  • The nature of depreciation, amortisation, and impairment
  • Using EBITDA for analysis, valuation, shares etc.
  • How day-to-day activities affect EBITDA





Advanced Business Simulation (4 hours)


Advanced Business Simulation (4 hours) Learn how to apply your commercial and business skills to deliver positive results. This sophisticated and interactive computer-based business simulation will stretch the very best in their commercial acumen and general business management. With up to 5 teams operating in a dynamic and competitive marketplace, participants need all their business and financial management skills to win out against the competition in this tough simulation! During this session participants will gain first-hand experience in responding to the issues, challenges and decisions involved in running a successful business, including:

  • Making strategic decisions
  • Forecasting and planning
  • Analysing and interpreting financial results
  • Controlling stock levels, quality and pricing
  • Developing new products
  • Understanding the UK market and competitors
  • Entering new European markets
  • Recognising financial implications of decisions
  • Marketing and advertising
  • Dealing with managerial issues
  • Displaying effective leadership and team skills





Digital Learning Guides

 

Participants receive a high-quality and comprehensive learning guide to support and reinforce each 90 minute course.

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