Finance for Non-Finance: Learn Quick and Easy
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Finance for Non-Finance: Learn Quick and Easy

Obtain Suplemental Skills to Get a Raise, Better Job or Improve Your Own Business
4.5 (57 ratings)
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4,178 students enrolled
Created by Anthony Jameson
Last updated 2/2016
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  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • 8 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Identify problems in your company
  • Improve performance of your business
  • Understand the economic substance of projects you are engaged in
  • Make well-informed economic decisions
  • Able to weigh benefits against costs.
  • Understand the numbers in the financial statements of any company
  • Have more complete picture of your company and its competitors
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  • Passion for learning
  • No prior knowledge about finance is required
  • No materials required

Do you want to master finance concepts without spending a lot of your time on books, web search and long-hour boring courses?

Are you a non-financial manager who wants a raise, better job or to open a new business? 

Or maybe you are a small business owner who wants to measure and improve your business performance?

You have come to the right place! 

  • It will take only 4-5 hours to complete the course 
  • 30 lectures and 2.5 hours of high quality animated video content
  • Practical exercises with explanations and quizzes
  • Discover and analyze financials of Apple, Facebook and Ford
  • Full and responsive support
  • Handouts of all course materials that make it easy to study and remember
  • 30-day money back guarantee

Jump in to this course now and I guarantee that your learning will be informative, dynamic and fun.

FREE preview of lectures 1, 2, 3, 6, 21 and 23.


Invest your time in financial education. It will be fun, interesting and very useful.

This course is easy to understand and it's designed in explainer video format to convey financial fundamentals in a way that makes everything clear and understandable. You will receive detailed explanations, practical cases and quizzes.

Within 4-5 hours you’ll obtain all the essentials of basic finance and budgeting. It will boost your business and financial literacy, resulting in well-informed economic decisions.

The course starts by introducing accounting basics and then teaches you to understand financial statements.

Then you will learn about financial reports including the Balance Sheet, Income Statement and Cash Flow. These are the things you must know to succeed in a new business or make your current business more profitable.

We will even have fun analyzing the financial statements of corporate giants like Apple, Facebook, and Ford.

Along the way, you will learn how to make your own financial statements, create a great budget, and how to run your business. We'll even get a bit advanced and explore Zero-Based-Budgeting and Cost Management.

Who is the target audience?
  • Business Owners
  • Startuppers
  • Non-Financial Executives
  • Everyone else who interested in finance and want to combine non-finance background with finance knowledge to make profitable decisions
  • This course is NOT intended for people with financial background
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Curriculum For This Course
30 Lectures
Course Introduction
1 Lecture 02:11

Aknowledge the course objectives, goals and structure

Preview 02:11
Introduction to Finance
2 Lectures 03:47

Do you know the benefits of financial literacy?

Whether you are a business owner, startupper, non-financial manager or some one else the benefits of being financially literate are obvious - your decisions will be economically reasonable

Preview 02:10

Let's discuss the substance of finance and what categories of finance are there.

Preview 01:37
Accounting and Financial Statements
12 Lectures 32:18
  • Discover why every business needs accounting and financial reporting
  • What types of reports exist
  • Dive deep into the structure of financial reports
Every Business Has to Account for Its Operations

  • Learn what the Balance Sheet is and how it works
  • Discover the structure of the Balance Sheet
Financial Statements: the Balance Sheet

Lets make a business start-up to see how operations are reflected in the Balance Sheet

Preview 02:25

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Practical Task 1
1 page

Let's solve and discuss the first practical task

Practical Task 1: Explanation

  • Learn what the Income Statement is and how it works
  • Discover the structure of the Income Statement
Financial Statements: the Income Statement

We continue to operate our business to discover how operations are reflected in the Income Statement

Business Start-Up (continued)

Discover the fundamental difference between the Income Statement and the Cash Flow

Does Profit = Money?

  • Learn what the Cash Flow is and how it works
  • Discover the structure of the Cash Flow
Financial Statements: the Cash Flow

  • We make the Cash Flow for our business, and
  • See how the Balance Sheet has changed over 5 years
Business Start-Up (continued)

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Practical Task 2
1 page

Let's solve and discuss the second practical task

Practical Task 2: Explanation

Test your knowledge of Accounting and Financial Statements

Test 1: Accounting and Financial Statements
14 questions
Financial Analysis (Ratios)
7 Lectures 19:35

Discover the key financial ratios that are used to analyze the company's financial performance:

  • Profit Margin
  • ROE
  • Free Cash Flow
  • Asset Turnover
  • Interest Coverage
  • Debt Ratio
Financial Ratios

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Practical Task 3
3 pages

Let's solve and discuss the third practical task and analyze how our business has performed over 5 years

Practical Task 3: Explanation (+Business Start-Up continued)

Compare Lender and Equity Investor to learn Risk and Reward Rule every investor should know

Lender vs. Equity Investor: Risks and Rewards Rule

  • At last we can apply our knowledge to dive deep into the financials of corporate giants
  • Calculate financial ratios, analyze and make conclusion on financial health of Apple, Facebbok and Ford
Analyze the Financial Statements of Apple, Facebook and Ford

Three more useful ratios:

  • Current Liquidity
  • Receivables Days
  • Payables Days
Preview 01:48

  • Let's see what market tells about Apple, Facebook and Ford
  • Discover market capitalization, price-to-book and price-to-earnings ratio
Stock Market Valuation Analysis (Apple, Facebook and Ford)

Test 2: Financial Analysis
10 questions
8 Lectures 25:37

Identify what Budget is

Learn the main purposes of budget:

  • Planning
  • Control
  • Communication and Co-ordination
  • Evaluation
  • Motivation
Preview 03:31

There are three main types of budget:

  • Incremental
  • Zero-Based
  • Rolling
Budget Types: Incremental, Zero-Based, Rolling

Go through the budgeting process:

  1. Identify the goals of the business
  2. Identify limiting factor
  3. Prepare sales budget
  4. Prepare departmental budgets
  5. Negotiate
  6. Consolidate
  7. Approve
Budgeting Process: From Goal to Budget Approval

Budget at work!

Discover what to do after the budget is approved

Budgetary Control: What To Do After the Budget is Finalized

  • Learn different types of costs: direct and overhead
  • Learn how to allocate overhead costs to recieve complete cost of a product
Cost Management: Direct vs. Overhead

  • Learn different types of costs: direct and overhead
  • See the examples of direct and overhead costs
  • Discover why is it critical for any business to keep its fixed costs as low as possible
Cost Management: Fixed vs. Variable

Test 3: Budgeting
10 questions

This course was narrated by Mike Norgaard


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About the Instructor
Anthony Jameson
4.5 Average rating
57 Reviews
4,178 Students
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Financial Manager, Investor and Tutor

Hi! I'm Anthony.

I have 10+ years of experience in finance:

# Lead Financial Department in large multi media company (1900 employees)

# Investing in companies through NY Stock Exchange and NASDAQ

# Teaching top executives with finance basics 

# Audited big international companies in Telecommunications, Oil & Gas, Airline, Mining, Coke-Chemical, Banking, Retail industries

I'm sharing all my financial knowledge and experience with non-financial professionals both offline and online.

I know how to make even the most difficult concepts easy to understand and master.

Financial literacy is more than a nice-to-have skill. It is a necessity in today’s world, and I am here to help people to master finance.