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Business Finance Course: An Introduction

Business Finance Course: An Introduction

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Finance courses in Sydney. Develop your understanding of the functions of finance.

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This introductory business finance course will equip you with a core set of financial skills to assist you in any business. In this business finance course you will learn financial terminology, an understanding of accounting transactions and how to read financial statements – in particular, a Profit & Loss Statement, Balance Sheet and Cash Flow Statement. Forecasting and budgeting principles will be explained in this business finance course and you will be guided in a practical exercise to consolidate your knowledge in this area.

Learning Outcomes

At the completion of this business finance course you will:

  1. Discuss finance with people who specialise in this area.
  2. Interpret financial statements as a means for assisting with financial decision-making.
  3. Appreciate the importance of achieving a return on investment.
  4. Feel more confident when needing to make financial decisions.
  5. Forecast both profitability and cash flow using a range of robust techniques.
  6. Set budgets and understand the importance of taking corrective action to achieve the budget.

Course Content

This business finance course will cover the following content:

  • Financial terms e.g. debit/ credit, EBIT, equity.
  • How to interpret a Profit & Loss Statement, Cash Flow Statement and Balance Sheet.
  • Calculating basic financial ratios e.g. net profit ratio, return on investment ratio.
  • Key financial data points and financial ratios when making financial decisions.
  • Forecasting from history, using market conditions and expert opinion.
  • Using forecasts for setting a budget.
  • Managing a budget and correcting variances against the budget.

Intended Audience

This business finance course is suitable for anyone who is seeking to acquire basic financial knowledge and skills for application in any organisation.

Delivery Style

This business finance course will be delivered as an interactive workshop consisting of an instructor lead lecture with practical financial exercises to consolidate the knowledge being delivered. This training approach allows you to work through concepts introduced by the instructor in an application-focused teaching environment. You will challenge your understanding of the concepts and consider their application once back in your individual workplace.

Course Prerequisites

This business finance course has no prerequisites and is open to all members of the public.

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