Professional Diploma Programs

Professional Diploma in Strategic Financial Management

  •  Diploma or Degree Holder
  •  Minimum 3 years working experience for Non-Degree or Non-Diploma candidates

  • 1 Time Payment (5% Discount) = 285 USD
  • 2 Times Payment = 150 + 150 USD

  • MDs and CEOs
  • Directors
  • Business Owner
  • General Manager
  •  Finance Manager
  • Finance Officers

Professional Diploma in Strategic Financial Management (Awarded by London Business University)



This Program is designed to provide students to achieve the following goals:

  • Understand and apply Finance knowledge to build skills and achieve best customer outcomes
  • Analyze skills in daily operations and nature of financial environment
  • Increase career opportunities in financial sectors and understand the financial markets
  • Enhance knowledge and competencies required in stock share markets and financial services

Course Delivery Mode

  • LBU COP &
  • LBU International


  • 10 Credits


  1. The world of financial management
    1. Introduction
    2. Learning outcomes
    3. The finance function
    4. Structure of the book
    5. Modern financial management
    6. Why do businesses exist?
    7. Balancing risk and return
    8. Behaving ethically
    9. Protecting shareholders’ interests
    10. Shareholder involvement
  2. Financial planning
    1. Introduction
    2. Learning outcomes
    3. Planning for the future
    4. The role of projected financial statements
    5. Preparing projected financial statements
    6. Preparing the projected statements: a worked example
    7. Projected cash flow statement
    8. Projected income statement
    9. Projected statement of financial position (balance sheet)
    10. Projected financial statements and decision making
    11. Per-cent-of-sales method
    12. Long-term cash flow projections
    13. Taking account of risk
  3. Analyzing and interpreting financial statements
    1. Introduction
    2. Learning outcomes
    3. Financial ratios
    4. Financial ratio classifications
    5. The need for comparison
    6. Calculating the ratios
    7. A brief overview
    8. Profitability
    9. Efficiency
    10. Relationship between profitability and efficiency
    11. Liquidity
    12. Financial gearing
    13. Investment ratios
    14. Financial ratios and the problem of overtrading
    15. Trend analysis
    16. Using ratios to predict financial failure
    17. Limitations of ratio analysis
  4. Making capital investment decisions
    1. Introduction
    2. Learning outcomes
    3. The nature of investment decisions
    4. Investment appraisal methods
    5. Accounting rate of return (ARR)
    6. Payback period (PP)
    7. Net present value (NPV)
    8. Why NPV is better
    9. Internal rate of return (IRR)
    10. Some practical points
    11. Investment appraisal in practice
    12. Investment appraisal and strategic planning
    13. The investment appraisal process
    14. Investment decisions and human behaviour
  5. Making capital investment decisions: further issues
    1. Introduction
    2. Learning outcomes
    3. Investment decisions when funds are limited
    4. Comparing projects with unequal lives
    5. The ability to delay
    6. The problem of inflation
    7. The problem of risk
    8. Sensitivity analysis
    9. Scenario analysis
    10. Simulations
    11. Risk preferences of investors
    12. Risk-adjusted discount rate
    13. Expected net present value
    14. Event tree diagrams
    15. Risk and the standard deviation
    16. The standard deviation and the normal distribution
    17. The expected value–standard deviation rule
    18. Measuring probabilities
    19. The limits of probability analysis
    20. Portfolio effects and risk reduction
  6. Financing a business 1: sources of finance
    1. Introduction
    2. Learning outcomes
    3. Sources of finance
    4. External sources of finance
    5. External sources of long-term finance
    6. External sources of short-term finance
    7. Long-term versus short-term borrowing
    8. Internal sources of finance
    9. Internal sources of long-term finance
    10. Internal sources of short-term finance
  7. Financing a business 2: raising long-term finance
    1. Introduction
    2. Learning outcomes
    3. The Stock Exchange
    4. Stock market efficiency
    5. Are the stock markets really efficient?
    6. Share issues
    7. Long-term finance for the smaller business
    8. Business angels
    9. Government assistance
    10. The Alternative Investment Market (AIM)
    11. a case history
  8. The cost of capital and the capital structure decision
    1. Introduction
    2. Learning outcomes
    3. Cost of capital
    4. Weighted average cost of capital (WACC)
    5. Specific or average cost of capital?
    6. Limitations of the WACC approach
    7. Cost of capital – some evidence
    8. Financial gearing
    9. Degree of financial gearing
    10. Gearing and capital structure decisions
    11. Constructing a PBIT–EPS indifference chart
    12. What determines the level of gearing?
    13. The capital structure debate
  9. Making distributions to shareholders
    1. Introduction
    2. Learning outcomes
    3. Paying dividends
    4. Dividend distributions in practice
    5. Dividend policy and shareholder wealth
    6. The importance of dividends
    7. Factors determining the level of dividends
    8. Dividend policy and management attitudes: some evidence
    9. Dividend smoothing in practice
    10. What should managers do?
    11. Alternatives to cash dividends
  10. Managing working capital
    1. Introduction
    2. Learning outcomes
    3. What is working capital?
    4. The scale of working capital
    5. Managing inventories
    6. Inventories management models
    7. Managing trade receivables
    8. Managing cash
    9. Managing trade payables
  11. Measuring and managing for shareholder value
    1. Introduction 455
    2. Learning outcomes 455
    3. The quest for shareholder value 456
    4. Creating shareholder value 456
    5. The need for new forms of measurement 457
    6. Net present value (NPV) analysis 459
    7. Managing the business with shareholder value analysis
    8. Implications of SVA
    9. Economic value added (EVA®)
    10. Eva®-based ratios
    11. EVA® in practice
    12. EVA® and SVA compared
    13. EVA® or SVA?
    14. Market value added (MVA)
    15. The link between MVA and EVA®
    16. Limitations of MVA
    17. Total shareholder return
    18. Criticisms of the shareholder value approach
    19. Measuring the value of future growth
    20. Implementing the shareholder value approach
    21. Directors’ share options and shareholder value
  12. Business mergers and share valuation
    1. Introduction
    2. Learning outcomes
    3. Mergers and takeovers
    4. Merger and takeover activity
    5. The rationale for mergers
    6. Wealth-enhancing motives for mergers
    7. Other motives for mergers
    8. Forms of purchase consideration
    9. Mergers and financial performance
    10. Who benefits?
    11. The merger puzzle
    12. Ingredients for successful mergers
    13. Rejecting a takeover bid
    14. Restructuring a business: divestments and demergers
    15. The valuation of shares
    16. Choosing a valuation model

Assessment Type

      • Examination (via Online)

Academic Progression to MBA Programs

      • Professional Diploma Students will have their credits (10) and fee (paid) carried to any MBA (or) MPM Programs in London Business University with direct exemption of studied subjects.

Student Benefits from LBU

      1. Learn from Highly Experienced International Lecturers holding PhD Degrees.
      2. Internationally recognized for further studies and employment around the world.
      3. Study World Class UK, EU and Singapore Qualifications with flexible cost while stay-at-home without spending living expenses.
      4. Learn with Hybrid Virtual Classroom via online or classroom learning.
      5. 95 % of LBU Graduates are in Employment or Further Study within 6 months after successful Graduation.
      6. 96.5 % of UOC Graduates are in Employment or Further Study within 6 months after successful Graduation.
      7. Your visa will be considered as high priority after successful graduation from UoC Degree Programs (according to the rules and policy of the UK government).
      8. Students may attend Graduation Ceremony in UK, EU or Relevant Countries according to their Degrees (expense incurred by the student).
      9. Eligible students are able to apply for MRCCI Membership, BCCM Membership and CPD Hours from MEC.
      10. Student can purchase Exclusive British Chamber of Commerce Student Package and can register for General Assessment Record for promoting career opportunities. (Application Fees may apply)
      11. LBU will provide students with Official Private emails with LBU education domain (example –, so that students can study with full privacy and can access Global Education Benefits by using LBU education email.
      12. LBU students will have license version access to 26 Microsoft Applications including word, power point, excel, project, etc., powered by Microsoft.
      13. LBU will provide students Cloud Storage start from 50 GB to 5000 GB based on individual need for educational purposes.
      14. Access to LBU E-Library.
      15. Flexible & Secure Payment via Visa, Master Cards and Bank Transfer.
      16. Professional Diploma Students will have their credit and fee carried to MBA Programs with direct exemption of studied subjects.


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