About Programme

The most successful businesses of the past 2 decades prove that value creation is the new engine powering our world. The biggest businesses have delivered extraordinary growth and sit on a market valuation in excess of 1 trillion USD. Value creation allows you to access massive financing, dynamically manage your portfolio through M&A and divestures, attract the most talented people and retain them through innovative ESOPs.

Rethinking value creation in today’s world

The COVID-19 pandemic has rewritten the rules of business. Numerous businesses strongly affected by the economic downturn will have to rework their business model and mobilise huge resources smartly in order to be able to thrive in the future.

This programme will challenge you to understand how you can unlock extraordinary value for your business. It will expand your financial and strategic knowledge to ask better questions, spot problems, make better decisions and increase your impact and influence within your organisation. 

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How does this Live Virtual programme help?

Executive education redesigned for a radically different world. This programme blends the discipline of the on-campus experience that ISB is renowned for with our global faculty and advanced curriculum. You will gain immediately applicable advanced skills, relevant for the uncertain times we live in.

LIVE Virtual Classrooms

Experience a new way of immersive learning through group discussions, case reviews, peer networking and engaging dialogues.


Gain an official certificate awarded by the Centre for Executive Education at ISB, recognised by executives and employers for its world-class education.

Research-Based Teaching

Learn at India’s most researchproductive B-School. Gain from the advanced, up-to-date research being conducted by world-class faculty at ISB.

Alumni network

Expand your network with ISB’s 40,000+ high-performing alumni community. Join this group of senior executives and entrepreneurs spread across the entire world.


Learn how to deliver added value to all partners and stakeholders while you juggle the new work-life balance from the safety of your home.

Real-world application

Learn real-world skills that you can immediately apply to initiate transformation at your organisation, giving it a distinct advantage over competitors.

Who should attend?

This programme is suited for executives responsible for growth and profitability with a value creation mindset. It is designed for leaders who understand their business model is getting commoditised, who want to strategically manage their portfolio to rejuvenate their business model. It is also suited for current and future business leaders


  1. Benchmark your firm’s performance
  2. Understand the value creation process
  3. Identify the drivers you can act upon to create value
  4. Select value creating opportunities
  5. Align strategy with value creation
  6. Understand the challenges of rejuvenating the firm’s business mode

Module 1

  • Value comes from the future and not from assets
  • Dream and Deliver: Paradox #1
  • Value impacts our day-to-day life

Module 2

  • What do we learn from financial statements
  • Financial risk vs business risk
  • Cost of debt, cost of equity and WACC
  • Benchmarking the firm’s performance

Module 3

- From multiples to discounted cash flows

- Two-step valuation process

- Predicting cash flows

- The value is the sum of the discounted cash flow

Module 4

  • Firm’s 6 value drivers
  • Executives’ role in the value creation process
  • Creating value through financial engineering

Module 5

  • Risk-return relationship and ROCE
  • Measuring your company’s ROCE
  • Excess return and value creation
  • The Profitable Growth paradox 

Module 6

  • Cash and profits are two different birds
  • Creating value by managing net working capital
  • Achieving a satisfactory ROCE

Module 7

  • Value creating investment decisions
  • From payback to NPV
  • NPV vs IRR
  • NPV as a management tool

Module 8

  • Increasing sales, decreasing costs and decreasing capital employed
  • Decreasing risk and outsourcing
  • Business model sustainability
  • Executing-rejuvenating: Paradox #3
  • Creating your bubble of excellence

Meet the Faculty

Olivier Tabatoni

Professor of Finance and Strategy.

Olivier’s areas of interest include Corporate and Financial Strategy. His study focuses on the interactions between strategy, finance and leadership.

He was an Associate Fellow at the Oxford University – Saïd Business School, Visiting Professor at the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University and the Haas Business School, Berkeley. He teaches at leading universities and business schools like Hong Kong UST, Indian School of Business and HEC Paris.

Professor Tabatoni is also involved in designing and teaching many executive and senior executive programmes in large international companies. He often uses business simulations tailored to the concepts he teaches in his programmes.