Advanced Certificate Programmes

Advanced Certificate Programmes

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KEY FACTS
Qualification: Executive Development Programme
Duration: 5 full days, 10:00-17:00
Campus: London
Start dates: Click here for timetables
Tuition Fees: £1,450
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LSBF offers a portfolio of five stand-alone Advanced Certificate Programmes. The courses are 5 days long and offer students the opportunity to actively engage with more advanced subject knowledge and skills. The courses are delivered in a board-room style manner rather than being 'lectured', and focus around the competencies required to success in particular areas.

The Advanced Certificate Programmes are designed for those with prior knowledge in their field of study, either from prior formal education or through experience. The programmes are also ideal for those facing new challenges in their careers, whether seeking a new role or wanting to improve current performance.

 

Programme Range

Strategic Brand Management

This is a dedicated specialist programme designed to foster strategic thinking and develop the skillset required to build, measure, and manage strong brands. This strategic brand management course aims to provide delegates with an in-depth insight into the importance of brand equity and the customer experience, and how best to maintain it.

A key element of the programme is a focus on practical application, using a wealth of experience and state-of-the-art practical examples of leading-edge brand management design and strategies.

Key Benefits

  • Develop and implement customer based brand equity and brand positioning strategies
  • Learn to effectively design and implement branding strategies and introduce and name new products and brand extensions
  • Learn how to choose the appropriate and most effective branding elements to build brand equity and design marketing programmes that go on to build brand equity
  • Develop an assessment and management system for measuring sources of brand equity (capturing consumer mind-set)
  • Learn to manage brands over geographic boundaries and market segments

Entry Requirements

  • 3 years minimum of relevant work experience within the field of study you are pursuing
  • While there are no IELTS or English language requirements, please be aware that the course is taught in English

Career prospects

This course will develop your strategic skills, making you an ideal candidate for managerial and senior roles in branding.

Management Consulting & Project Management

Modern organisations are increasingly on the lookout for 'hybrid' managers. Individuals that can combine the skill sets of a management consultant and a project manager will always be a first choice candidate.

A key element of this programme is a focus on the practical application of management consulting and project management tools to resolve issues, generate value, maximise growth and improve business performance for clients and organisations.

Key Benefits

  • Learn how to engage in the management of consultancy projects and consultancy delivery
  • Develop your ability to lead projects, design project scope and estimate budgets, and apply appropriate risk management techniques
  • Become confident in scheduling project networks, estimating duration and critical paths, and preventing project crashes/project creep
  • Acquire the skills to effectively closeout projects and terminate them when necessary

Entry Requirements

  • 3 years minimum of relevant work experience within the field of study you are pursuing
  • While there are no IELTS or English language requirements, please be aware that the course is taught in English

Career prospects

This course will help you pave the way to a career as a successful project manager of management consultant.

Finance for Non-Finance Managers


This practical five-day advanced certificate in Finance for Non-Finance managers will develop delegates financial understanding, appreciation of how decisions can affect an organisation’s financial performance and improve an organisation’s financial performance. The course will clarify the jargon, explore key ratios, and examine key trends and areas for concern. There will also be an emphasis on identifying any future issues, threats and opportunities and how to plan and budget for them.

Key Benefits

  • Make better bottom-line decisions with a working knowledge of the numbers end of the business
  • Gain a new sense of confidence when dealing with financial professionals
  • Understand business dynamics and take initiatives that optimise results that are in line with short and long-term goals
  • Take the guesswork out of your decision-making and deliver the results you need
  • Cultivate proactive working relationships with financial professionals and enhance your value to the organisation
  • Learn how to “think finance” and translate various measures of performance into financial terms

Entry Requirements

  • 3 years minimum of relevant work experience within the field of study you are pursuing
  • While there are no IELTS or English language requirements, please be aware that the course is taught in English

Career prospects

This certificate covers all of the essential financial skills needed for you to become a more successful manager, helping you to progress in your career.

Advanced Financial Modelling

This course uses your Excel skills to build a model which forecasts the future performance of a company. While building the model you will learn how to use Excel’s power to produce an accurate but uncomplicated model that has the power to answer real business problems. The course also covers a number of important accounting issues, explaining how changes in each one affects the overall results of the company.

By the end of the course, participants will have developed a best practice, robust, error free, financial forecasting model. It will contain a fully integrated income statement, balance sheet, and cash flow with the derivation of each figure clearly shown in the backing calculations.

Key Benefits

  • Produce financial models that follow best practice techniques and use a structure that allows subsequent changes to be made easily, efficiently and without introducing errors.
  • Develop robust, fully integrated financial forecasting models which include inflation, DCF valuation, sensitivity analysis, data tables and graphics.
  • Understand the inter-relationship between items in the financial statements.
  • Understand tax computations, managing tax losses and the modelling of deferred tax.
  • Demonstrate a knowledge of modelling, income statements, cash flows, current and non-current assets and liabilities.

Entry Requirements

  • 3 years minimum of relevant work experience within the field of study you are pursuing
  • While there are no IELTS or English language requirements, please be aware that the course is taught in English

Career prospects

With this course, you will master vital skills which will improve your chances of being employed in a financial role.

Qualification

Advanced Certificate

Duration

5 full days, 10:00-17:00

Start dates

  • 14th November 2016*

Campus

London

Fees

£1,450

Contact

Executive Education Team
Info: executive@lsbf.org.uk
Info: +44 (0) 207 823 2303
Application Forms: executiveadmissions@lsbf.org.uk

 

*This course is planned to run in October. However, it is subject to student demand. Our Executive Education portfolio is only available for LSBF Executive Education continuing students and EU/UK residents. For more information, speak to one of our advisors on: +44 (0) 20 7823 2303.

Qualification

Advanced Certificate

Duration

5 full days, 10:00-17:00

Start dates

  • 31st October 2016*

Campus

London

Fees

£1,450

Contact

Executive Education Team
Info: executive@lsbf.org.uk
Info: +44 (0) 207 823 2303
Application Forms: executiveadmissions@lsbf.org.uk

 

*This course is planned to run in September. However, it is subject to student demand. Our Executive Education portfolio is only available for LSBF Executive Education continuing students and EU/UK residents. For more information, speak to one of our advisors on: +44 (0) 20 7823 2303.

Qualification

Advanced Certificate

Duration

5 full days, 10:00-17:00

Start dates

  • 7th November 2016*

Campus

London

Fees

£1,450

Contact

Executive Education Team
Info: executive@lsbf.org.uk
Info: +44 (0) 207 823 2303
Application Forms: executiveadmissions@lsbf.org.uk

 

*This course is planned to run in September. However, it is subject to student demand. Our Executive Education portfolio is only available for LSBF Executive Education continuing students and EU/UK residents. For more information, speak to one of our advisors on: +44 (0) 20 7823 2303.

Qualification

Advanced Certificate

Duration

5 full days, 10:00-17:00

Start dates*

  • 21st November 2016*

Campus

London

Fees

£1,450

Contact

Executive Education Team
Info: executive@lsbf.org.uk
Info: +44 (0) 207 823 2303
Application Forms: executiveadmissions@lsbf.org.uk

 

*This course is planned to run in September. However, it is subject to student demand. Our Executive Education portfolio is only available for LSBF Executive Education continuing students and EU/UK residents. For more information, speak to one of our advisors on: +44 (0) 20 7823 2303.

Johanna (José) Scheuer 

José Scheuer is a true international who lived and worked in four European Countries. She has a MSc from ESCP Europe (Paris, Oxford, Berlin) and worked for 10 years for the Multinational Beiersdorf AG (NIVEA) in Hamburg in Trade marketing, Brand management and International Marketing. She lectured at the Hanze University in the Netherlands in the subjects of Brand Management, Strategic Business Management, Marketing Research and E-Commerce.

Emanuela Giangregorio

Emanuela is an experienced performance improvement consultant with over fourteen years practice in delivering bespoke professional training, focused performance coaching, structured team building and project consulting. She has trained employees from companies such as Rothchild, Agrega, Zurich Financial Services and MasterCard Worldwide. After achieving a BSc degree in Computer Science and a first class Honours degree in Applied Mathematics in 1991, she joined a large mining and finance company in South Africa (Anglo American Corporation), where she gained 7 years’ experience in IT risk management, business process improvement and people management.

In 2001 Emanuela established her management consultancy, Aikaizen, in the UK. She has since practiced across many industry sectors and in several countries across the EU, Africa, Central Asia, Asia Pacific and the USA. Emanuela has trained and coached all levels of team members and managers to reach personal fulfilment in their jobs and to succeed in their chosen career paths, her training delivery style is action-centred, practical, energetic and engaging.

TBC (to be confirmed)

Stephen Coe

After gaining his MA in Engineering at Cambridge University, Stephen joined KPMG, qualified as a chartered accountant and spent the next 12 years providing financial modelling consulting services to KPMG’s clients. He left KPMG to join UBS Warburg as Associate Director, providing training in financial modelling and corporate finance. Stephen has been building sophisticated models for clients for the past thirty years and has been teaching a number of different modelling courses to a wide variety of clients for more than twenty years.

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