Basics of Business Finance
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Basics of Business Finance

Basic Accounting, Financial Statement Analysis, Using Excel to build Financials
4.2 (65 ratings)
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4,856 students enrolled
Created by Binny Mathews
Last updated 4/2013
English
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Includes:
  • 4 hours on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • 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
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Requirements
  • This course starts from the basics and assumes you have no background in Finance
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

Who is the target audience?
  • Working Professionals
  • College Student
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Curriculum For This Course
24 Lectures
03:56:59
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Introduction to Business Finance
2 Lectures 15:34
Learn why a company exists, how it goes about doing business and what decisions a company makes
Lifecycle of a company
07:16

Lifecycle of a company
2 questions

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.
Why Business Finance
08:18

Why Business Finance
1 question
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The Income Statement / Profit Loss Statement
8 Lectures 01:22:45
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
12:25

Revenue & Gross Margin
4 questions

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
06:20

Operating Expense & Net Income
4 questions

Why does Google have higher margins than Amazon? Is low margins a bad thing? Find out all these answers in this module.
Preview 06:50

Gross & Net Margin Explained
3 questions

Understand what are the different revenue channels and expenses for Domino's. Make some recommendations for Dominos to grow faster. 
Advanced Income Statement
17:42

Advanced Income Statement
3 questions

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
10:48

Revenue Recognition
2 questions

Why is expense accounted for only after the service is done? Find out answers to these questions in this module. 
Expense Recognition
06:40

Expense Recognition
1 question

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
16:32

Analyzing Dominos Income Statement - Revenue & Margins
3 questions

Learn if Dominos has debt, does it pay any interest, how are all these calculated
Analyzing Dominos Income Statement - Debt & Interest
05:28

Analyzing Dominos Income Statement - Debt & Interest
3 questions
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The Balance Sheet
7 Lectures 01:07:33
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
12:14

Balance Sheet Basics - Assets
4 questions

How does a business build its assets and liabilities. Check out these modules to learn this. 
Balance Sheet Basics - Liabilities & Net Worth
05:40

Balance Sheet Basics - Liabilities & Net Worth
4 questions

 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
08:24

Financial Crisis of 2008
2 questions

Get behind the scenes and look at the balance sheet of a billion dollar  pizza company.
Dominos Pizza Balance Sheet
12:09

Dominos Pizza Balance Sheet
2 questions

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
07:08

Analyzing Dominos Pizza's Balance Sheet
3 questions

Learn how to get a balance sheet to balance.
Double Entry Book-keeping
09:12

Double Entry Book-keeping
2 questions

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
12:46

Working Capital and Debt / Equity Ratio and Return on Net Worth
2 questions
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The Cash Flow Statement
6 Lectures 01:09:22
Learn how cash is monitored by a company and how this statement connects the Balance Sheet with the Income Statement
Cash Flow Statement Basics
14:31

Cash Flow Statement Basics
4 questions

Learn how to manage day to day cash in a large company.
Building a Cash Flow Statement
08:37

Building a Cash Flow Statement
3 questions

Learn how to analyze the health of a company from the cash flow statement.
Analyzing a Cash Flow Statement
08:05

Analyzing a Cash Flow Statement
2 questions

Learn why not all expenses are included in the income statement. Some expenses are kept in the balance sheet.
Capex
07:28

Capex
3 questions

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.

Preview 11:02

Depreciation & Amortization
3 questions

How do companies pay taxes and qualify for tax benefits. Learn about that in this module. 
Taxes
19:39

Taxes
3 questions
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Conclusion
1 Lecture 01:45
Walks you over the different topics covered in the course.
Summary
01:45
About the Instructor
Binny Mathews
4.2 Average rating
65 Reviews
4,866 Students
4 Courses

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.