Basics of Business Finance

Basic Accounting, Financial Statement Analysis, Using Excel to build Financials
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Instructed by Binny Mathews Business / Finance
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  • Lectures 24
  • Contents Video: 4 hours
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 3/2013 English

Course Description

How will this Certificate benefit you

  • Wall Street Investment Bankers will teach you the fundamentals of a business and financial analysis
  • Become literate in Corporate Finance topics to help your job and MBA interviews
  • Save time and money by learning through self-paced online sessions


What Jobs does this Certificate prepare you for

If you are a Working Professional or College Student, interested in one of the following careers, then this course will teach you the basics - Investment Banking, Business Consulting, Strategy, Entrepreneurship, Equity Research, Corporate Banking, Private Equity, Credit Research, Ratings and Risk Management.


How will you learn

100% Online self-paced course that you can watch from anywhere, any number of times

23 online videos  - 4 hours of content that can be completed in 1 week


Course Contents

1. Introduction to Investment Banking

  • Lifecycle of a company
  • Why Corporate Finance

2. The Company and its financial statements

  • Revenue & Gross Margin
  • Operating Expense & Net Income
  • Gross & Net Margin Explained
  • Advanced Income Statement
  • Revenue Recognition
  • Expense Recognition
  • Analyzing Dominos Income Statement - Revenue & Margins
  • Analyzing Dominos Income Statement - Debt & Interest
  • Balance Sheet Basics - Assets
  • Balance Sheet Basics - Liabilities & Net Worth
  • Financial Crisis of 2008
  • Dominos Pizza Balance Sheet
  • Analyzing Dominos Pizza's Balance Sheet
  • Double Entry Book-keeping
  • Working Capital and Debt / Equity Ratio and Return on Net Worth
  • Cash Flow Statement Basics
  • Building a Cash Flow Statement
  • Analyzing a Cash Flow Statement
  • Capex
  • Depreciation & Amortization
  • Taxes

What are the requirements?

  • This course starts from the basics and assumes you have no background in Finance

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Learn fundamentals of a business and financial analysis
  • Become literate in Corporate Finance topics to help your job and MBA interviews
  • Save time and money by learning through self-paced online sessions
  • Learn Basic Accounting, Financial Statement Analysis, Using Excel to build Financials

What is the target audience?

  • Working Professionals
  • College Student

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.

Curriculum

Section 1: Introduction to Business Finance
07:16
Learn why a company exists, how it goes about doing business and what decisions a company makes
2 questions
08:18
Learn the role of Corporate Finance in professional decision making in a Company. Also learn how knowledge of Corporate Finance increases a company’s efficiency and profits. Learn the various roles that Investment Bankers play.
1 question
Section 2: The Income Statement / Profit Loss Statement
12:25
Become familiar with the role of an Income Statement in a business. Understand all the information that is captured by an Income Statement and what decisions could be made by them.
Revenue & Gross Margin
4 questions
06:20
How do you calculate margins in a business? Why do some businesses have higher margins? Get all these answers in this module!
Operating Expense & Net Income
4 questions
06:50
Why does Google have higher margins than Amazon? Is low margins a bad thing? Find out all these answers in this module.
Gross & Net Margin Explained
3 questions
17:42
Understand what are the different revenue channels and expenses for Domino's. Make some recommendations for Dominos to grow faster. 
Advanced Income Statement
3 questions
10:48
Why isnt all revenue treated the same? Is all incoming cash considered as revenue – why or why not? Learn all about this in the lecture.
Revenue Recognition
2 questions
06:40
Why is expense accounted for only after the service is done? Find out answers to these questions in this module. 
Expense Recognition
1 question
16:32
Discover the business behind those yummy pizzas you eat. Learn the business model behind running a world class pizza franchise.
Analyzing Dominos Income Statement - Revenue & Margins
3 questions
05:28
Learn if Dominos has debt, does it pay any interest, how are all these calculated
Analyzing Dominos Income Statement - Debt & Interest
3 questions
Section 3: The Balance Sheet
12:14
What is a business worth? Why do companies and investors focus on the balance sheet. Learn all about it here in this module.
Balance Sheet Basics - Assets
4 questions
05:40
How does a business build its assets and liabilities. Check out these modules to learn this. 
Balance Sheet Basics - Liabilities & Net Worth
4 questions
08:24
 We are probably living through one of the worst financial crashes of all time. How did this happen? Who is to blame?
Financial Crisis of 2008
2 questions
12:09
Get behind the scenes and look at the balance sheet of a billion dollar  pizza company.
Dominos Pizza Balance Sheet
2 questions
07:08
How much cash does Dominos have? Did they take a loan to grow the business? How much do they invest in their restaurants? Get all these answers in this module
Analyzing Dominos Pizza's Balance Sheet
3 questions
09:12
Learn how to get a balance sheet to balance.
Double Entry Book-keeping
2 questions
12:46
How do you ensure that a Business has sufficient cash for day to day operations? How does a balance sheet balance? Lean all this is this module.
Working Capital and Debt / Equity Ratio and Return on Net Worth
2 questions
Section 4: The Cash Flow Statement
14:31
Learn how cash is monitored by a company and how this statement connects the Balance Sheet with the Income Statement
Cash Flow Statement Basics
4 questions
08:37
Learn how to manage day to day cash in a large company.
Building a Cash Flow Statement
3 questions
08:05
Learn how to analyze the health of a company from the cash flow statement.
Analyzing a Cash Flow Statement
2 questions
07:28
Learn why not all expenses are included in the income statement. Some expenses are kept in the balance sheet.
Capex
3 questions
11:02

Why is buying equipment for a company not treated as an expense? Why is R&D expense not treated as expense in the current year? Learn all these in this module.

Depreciation & Amortization
3 questions
19:39
How do companies pay taxes and qualify for tax benefits. Learn about that in this module. 
Taxes
3 questions
Section 5: Conclusion
01:45
Walks you over the different topics covered in the course.

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Instructor Biography

Highlights

  • Investment Banker, Credit Suisse, New York & San Francisco
  • Sales and Business Development Manager – Quinstreet – World leader in online education
  • M.S in Computer Science, Washington University in St.Louis

Detailed Bio

Binny's expertise is in Corporate Finance, Online Education and Entrepreneurship.  

Binny was a Senior Analyst in the Investment Banking Division at Credit Suisse (New York & San Francisco) working with clients in Media and Technology. At Credit Suisse he worked on transactions over US$25 billion including the SBC-AT&T Merger, Dice.com IPO and First Solar IPO apart from advising clients such as Comcast, Tribune, Global Crossing, eBay, Yahoo, Comcast and Level 3.

Binny graduated with a M.S in Computer Science and Engineering from Washington University in St.Louis, where he was a Graduate Student Representative. At WashU, Binny worked on an Image Sensor module that was part of a space mission. 

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