Practical Finance
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Practical Finance

Practical knowledge for becoming financially adept in a money-driven world
4.3 (248 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
4,157 students enrolled
Last updated 9/2015
English
Price: Free
Includes:
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 2 Articles
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
Coherently speak and understand the basics of Finance
Read a Balance Sheet
Read a Cash Flow Statement
Read an Income Statement
Research Companies and Report on them
Understand what Gross Margin is, why it is important in an organization and how to calculate it
Understand what market capitalization is and what it means in different contexts
Know what a capitalization table is and how to construct a basic one
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Requirements
  • No prerequisites
Description

We teach about how to drive in school, but not how to manage finances. ~ Andy Williams

Finance. The backbone of every company. Finance is a glass door into the inner workings of a company. The flaws and successes of a company are exposed in a company's financial statements. Despite this, many do not know some of the fundamentals of finance such as how to read a balance sheet.

I wasn't a financial pro, and I paid the price. ~ Ruth Handler

In this course you will learn how to become financially literate in a modern organization. From a high-level perspective, this course will illuminate what is important and what isn't so much when analyzing financial statements and ultimately researching companies. You will gain the ability to provide valuable insights that will impress even some of the most seasoned entrepreneurs.

Landing a million-dollar investment for your startup is exhilarating. But as big as that number sounds, it doesn't go far. Many startups just getting off the ground won't have a CFO to monitor finances. It doesn't take much for spending to spiral out of control. ~ Ryan Holmes

The lectures included in this course are:

  • Basic Financial Terms
  • Balance Sheets
  • Gross Margins
  • Income Statements
  • Cash Flow Statements
  • Researching Companies
  • Market Capitalization
  • Capitalization Tables
By the end of this course, you will be an invaluable resource in an early startup organization and sound like an experienced employee to many entrepreneurs. Knowing is half the battle. If you know where the money is, you just may be able to get to it.

It is usually people in the money business, finance, and international trade that are really rich. ~ Robin Leach

This course will help you gain a new perspective on any organization and will help you fend for yourself in the money world we live in.

No prior experience or software is required for this course - just a mindset that is open to learning, and a realization that Finance is important to be a more valuable employee.

Who is the target audience?
  • Startups who need to know the basics of finance and where to go
  • Anyone looking to invest and wants to become literate in finance
  • Anyone who wants to know how companies tick
  • NOT an accounting course - this course provides practical knowledge for use in a business context
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Curriculum For This Course
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Intro Video (Promo Video)
1 Lecture 01:22

What you will learn in Practical Finance.

About Practical Finance
01:22
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KU 1: Basic Financial Terms
1 Lecture 04:32

Video lecture on basic Financial Terms for financial literacy in an organization.

Basic Financial Terms Video Lecture
04:32

Basic Financial Terms Video Lecture Quiz
10 questions
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KU 2: Balance Sheets
1 Lecture 04:24

Video lecture on how to read a balance sheet and the main things to look for.

Balance Sheets Video Lecture
04:24

Balance Sheets Video Lecture Quiz
5 questions
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KU 3: Gross Margin
1 Lecture 03:31
Gross Margin Video Lecture
03:31

Gross Margin Video Lecture Quiz
5 questions
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KU 4: Income Statements
1 Lecture 08:08
Income Statements Video Lecture
08:08

Income Statements Video Lecture Quiz
5 questions
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KU 5: Cash Flow Statements
1 Lecture 07:14
Cash Flow Statements Video Lecture
07:14

Cash Flow Statements Video Lecture Quiz
9 questions
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KU 6: Researching Companies
1 Lecture 08:33
Researching Companies Video Lecture
08:33
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KU 7: Market Capitalization
1 Lecture 03:39
Market Capitalization Video Lecture
03:39

Market Capitalization Video Lecture Quiz
5 questions
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KU 8: Cap Tables
3 Lectures 07:15
Cap Tables Video Lecture
07:13

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