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The Fundamentals Of Finance For Non-Finance Professionals

We're going to demystify the dark art that is Finance, making it fun and simple.
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What Will I Learn?
Understand key financial concepts such as EBIT & EBITDA
Be able to calculate Return on Capital Employed (ROCE) and Net Present Value (NPV), and more importantly, understand what they mean and why they’re important
Read and understand the core elements of a P&L (Profit & Loss account), balance sheet and cash flow statement
Understand different calculations of profit margins, and when some margins look better than others
Identify the different approaches to depreciation and why we need to be careful with them
Demystify the strange concept of amortisation
Be able to talk coherently using financial terms, and understand it when people talk to you about them
Prove your knowledge and understanding with short, real-world tests at the end of every lecture
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  • You need to take notes to complete the short tests at the end of each lecture
  • You’ll need to download some pdf files from to use during the programme
  • No experience is necessary to complete this course


We're going to show you how to understand the numbers that lie at the heart of every organisation.

With this programme we're going to give you a simple guide to the core elements of finance that all organisations use to report and manage their results. If you ever have conversations about finance and feel even slightly out of your depth, then this introduction to the Fundamentals of Finance is for you.

Have you ever been in a position where you’re talking about your P&L, and had nagging doubts about what you were talking about? Have you ever used terms like EBIT or NPV without really understanding what they are or what they mean? Do you see mysterious financial transactions happening that affect your results, but you don’t know how (or if) you can affect them? If any of these are true, this course will remove those doubts and raise your understanding. You’ll be smarter, sound smarter, and be able to make better, faster decisions as a result.

This course is Part 1 in a forthcoming series called The Fundamentals of Finance, and will be the foundation stone upon which to build your development as a rounded manager and leader in your organisation.

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Who is the target audience?
  • You should take this course if you ever use or hear financial jargon or data
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Curriculum For This Course
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The Fundamentals Of Finance For Non-Finance Professionals
7 Lectures 01:26:34

Welcome to the programme. This is the introduction and we will tell you about the course. 

Preview 07:15

In this lecture we look at the acronym EBITDA. What each letter means and how they fit together. 

Preview 14:02


Lecture 1 Quiz
6 questions

In this lecture we look how to calculate margins and discover what they actually mean.



Lecture 2 Quiz
6 questions

In this lecture we look at balance sheets. 

Balance Sheets

Balance Sheets 

Lecture 3 Quiz
6 questions

In this lecture we look at profit and loss account and cash flow statement. 

P&L and Cash Flow

P&L and Cash Flow

Lecture 4 Quiz
6 questions

In this lecture we look at the acronym ROCE, exploring each letter and understanding how they all fit together.  



Lecture 5 Quiz
6 questions

In this lecture we're talking about NVP calculations. 


NVP Calculations 

Lecture 6 Quiz
4 questions
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Mark Blackmore
Leading Sales and Management Training Coach Mark is an experienced consultant and passionate sales and management educator. Mark has worked with and trained in a wide variety of sectors and his clients include both blue chip and household names (for example Barratt Homes, Autotrader, Mamas & Papas, Google, Nokia, G4S, Black & Decker and Hellmann Worldwide Logistics). As well as an avid presenter, motivator and conference speaker, Mark is also the author of the book “The Single Sales Principle and the 8 Myths of Selling”.

Simon Roskrow
Simon has a successful big business career behind him in investment banking, consultancy, sales, finance and manufacturing; so he appreciates first hand the need for real results from any training investment. He is a training polymath, qualified in the firm foundations like NLP and Myers Briggs, while able to bring training innovations using concepts like Game Theory and Behavioural Economics.

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