The Finance for Owners & Managers is a two-day business simulation specifically designed for business owners and managers. This Masterclass will revolutionise how you understand business financials, build value, and align company operations.
The interactive simulated face-to-face learning activities will have you acting in all areas of a company to understand how ‘finance’ is the measure of business performance and a key factor in business decision-making. With 25 years of development, the Masterclass simulation is fine-tuned to help business owners and managers build ongoing business value.
This course is recognised and practiced at institutions around the world, including Purdue University and Texas A&M University. Hundreds of leading brands have trusted Finance for Owners & Managers including Coca-Cola, General Electric, Hewlett-Packard, Michelin, Motorola, OshKosh, BASF and more.
Integrated to understand financial effects on all business areas
It’s face-to-face with genuinely expert facilitators
Practical and designed for immediate application in a real business environment
Targeted to the specific needs of business owners and managers
This Masterclass was designed to ensure business owners and managers understand the financial implications of decisions in all the major areas of a company: production, service delivery, new products & services , sales and marketing, management, and finance.
They see what leaders must do in response to change and develop ‘decision making awareness’ i.e. they experience how a decision in one area of a business can impact the ability to make good decisions in other areas and overall business value. Most of all, they understand and gain hands-on practice with the financial and analysis tools they need to achieve the company’s strategic plans.
Business Owners and Managers gain hands-on practice with financial analysis and planning tools, examine market drivers, competitor awareness, strategic analysis, update business plans in response to changes in the industry and marketplace, as well as financial literacy including budgeting, cashflow and performance measurement and analysis.
Participants will learn:
The simulation consists of a number of diverse business cycles in which groups of participants have full decision-making power and are held accountable for the results.
In each cycle, groups develop and implement a business strategy which incorporates real-world dynamics: production or service capacity, customers, prices, financing, and more. Each cycle includes:
Barry Johnson has been delivering programs to leaders of Fortune 500 companies in Australia, China, and the greater Asia region for over a decade. He holds Fellowship status with both of Australia’s two peak accountancy bodies and is Graduate Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. In addition, he has several post graduate qualifications in Business and Education including having had registrations in taxation, finance, investing and business practice.
For many decades Barry was the senior partner in a Public Accounting Practice which specialised in supporting the management of numerous businesses in achieving their corporate goals. Now retired from public practice, he divides his time between mentoring and the 12 Directorships he currently holds for companies throughout Australia, Asia, and Pacific Island States.
This is a highly interactive practical face-to-face masterclass led by genuine business experts who will help you get real results. You won’t find any spreadsheets or boring lectures; from the moment you arrive you will be interacting with people to develop strategic analysis and financial literacy to drive value in your business.
We offer programs for a number of business types and sizes, as well as the business owners and leaders. Click through to view our programs or speak directly to our program director to determine if one of these programs is right for your business.