Business & Corporate Finance Fundamentals: A Brief Intro
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Business & Corporate Finance Fundamentals: A Brief Intro

2 courses in 1: A comprehensive study of finance and DCF Valuation. Learn how shares, startups and projects are valued.
4.3 (370 ratings)
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Created by Irfan Sharif
Last updated 7/2020
English [Auto]
Current price: $139.99 Original price: $199.99 Discount: 30% off
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This course includes
  • 2.5 hours on-demand video
  • 3 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Assignments
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Introduction to Personal Finance and Business Finance
  • Capital and Types of Capital: Equity & Debt
  • Financial Instruments: Shares and Bonds
  • Interest and Types of Interest: Simple and Compound Interest
  • Time Value of Money and DCF
  • Net Present Value - NPV
  • Project Appraisal
  • No prior knowledge or experience is requried. We will start right from the scratch.
  • You should have Microsoft Excel: Any version will be fine for us.

Finance is the 'art' of 'Money Management'. So, it goes without saying that, Finance is an integral part of the life of every person, business, and project.

Why you should learn Finance:

Basic knowledge of Finance is helpful every day, be it personal life of a business, like making borrowing, lending, or investing decisions.  Choosing between buying a home/car or mortgaging it. Evaluating projects and startup ideas, choosing the best alternative from the options available.

Basic knowledge of Finance can help you evaluate projects, make better decisions, and participate in strategic discussions. 

Who should take this course:

  • Finance and Accounting Students

  • Business Students

  • Aspiring Finance Professionals

  • Entrepreneurs and Business Owners

  • Investors

  • Startup founders

Why you should take this course:

This course on Business and Corporate Finance Fundamentals is designed to give learners a head start in their studies, job, and business. Starting the definition of finance, it covers the types of finance, financial instruments used in business, and key concepts like Time Value of Money and Discounted Cashflow.

The course is very brief on theory, but at the same time, it includes hands-on practice. Students will be performing a complete project apprisal using DCF methods.


This course starts from zero, no background knowledge is required to start learning in this course. Even 12 years old can also learn Finance in this course.

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Introduction to the teacher:

Chartered Accountant | 12 years of work experience | ex PwC | 12 years of teaching experience as visiting faculty | Startup founder

I am a Certified Chartered Accountant (ACCA) from the UK with 12 years of professional work and teaching experience and have taught more than 4,000 students in class and 55,000+ students on udemy!

"Teaching Accounting and Finance + Consultant role in PwC + Startup experience has given me a comprehensive knowledge of the finance world and I am confident that you will find great value in my lectures.

Who this course is for:
  • Business, Finance, and Accountancy Students and Professionals
  • Non-Finance Professionals
  • Students looking forward to start their studies in Accounting or Finance
  • Startup founders
  • Investors
Course content
Expand all 26 lectures 02:27:00
+ Basic Business Finance Arrangements and Instruments
5 lectures 25:42

Let's take a detailed look at Finance and let's understand where Finance can help an organization.

Preview 05:08

The money that runs an organization comes from different sources and under different arrangements. Let's explore this in more detail in this lecture.

Capital | Debt | Equity

In this lecture, you will be introduced to face value and market value of shares and bonds.

Face Value | Market Value | Bond | Share

The most important financial market is the stock market, where you can trade shares and bonds. Let's take a brief look at stock market.

Stock Market

Raising finance is one of the most critical parts of a business. In this lecture, you will get introduced the main sources of finance available out there, especially for startups and small businesses.

Raising finance
+ Accounting vs Finance | The difference between the two
6 lectures 27:22
Profit & Loss Statement, and related terms
Depreciation & Amortization
A Comprehensive look at Profit & Loss Statement
Profit VS Cashflow

You are going to learn one of the most important financial reports in business, Balance Sheet, and its components.

Balance Sheet | Assets | Liabilities | Equity Capital
+ Introduction to Time Value of Money and Discounted Cashflow - DCF
7 lectures 30:44

$1 today has more value than $1 after a few days/months/years, agreed? Let's learn if that is true and if so, why?

Preview 05:47

In this lecture, we will learn about the interest an investment earns. This lecture will become the foundation of our valuation concepts.

Interest and Types of Interest

Fasten the seat belt as we are about to start the calculations of interest. These mathematical techniques that we learn here are the foundation. that we need

Interest Calculations

Time to learn two of the most important terms used in finance.

Preview 02:54

Let's practice to convert Present Value to Future Value. 

Preview 03:16

Let's practice it in the reverse order now, that is, calculation of present value from the future value.

Discounting, FV to PV conversion

Time to practice the FV to PV calculation.

Present Value from Future Value calculation Practice
Present Value Calculations
2 questions
+ Investment Appraisal and Project Valuation using DCF methods: NPV and IRR
8 lectures 58:30

Now that we now the conversion of future cash flows to present value, it's the time to learn the Net Present Value.

Preview 03:53

Net Present Value - let's do an example with all the calculations involved.

Net Present Value - Example

The most sophisticated method to appraise any investment project is to calculate Net Present Value.  In this chapter, we will calculate a complete project NPV.

Net Present Value - Complete Project Appraisal

Time to give numbers to startup dreams! Let's calculate the NPV of a startup.

Preview 11:43

NPV calculations are complex. So, we have to make some assumptions to avoid over-complication. Let's take a look at these assumptions.

Assumptions in NPV calculation

So, what exactly NPV mean? Let's discuss it!

Preview 04:34
Calculate the NPV of the project. 1. Using the discount rate 10% 2. Using the discount rate 15% 3. Using the discount rate 20%
Net Present Value - Assignment
3 questions

NPV is the best method to appraise a project! But what if we have to communicate our results in percentage terms? What is the percentage return the project is making? Let's learn to calculate the percentage return.

IRR - Internal Rate of Return

Let's use mathematics to learn a quicker way to calculate IRR.

IRR formula and details