Business Finance 101

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Business Finance 101

A Beginner’s Guide to Business Accounting and Finance

updated on icon Updated on Sep, 2023

language icon Language - English

person icon Ross Maynard

architecture icon Business,Finance,Accounting & Bookkeeping


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Course Description

Three are three main reasons for business failure – an under-skilled management team; ineffective marketing; and poor financial management. Every manager, or student of management, requires a good grasp of business finance. This course will help.

Business finance concerns the management of the monetary resources of an organisation. There are two aspects to this:

  • Raising the money to invest in the business
  • Managing that investment properly to generate a return

Raising the money is about having an attractive proposition and managing the risk to investors. Managing the investment is about the financial controls and reporting of the business. This course covers the three main financial reports; financial performance indicators; and investment analysis.

This course will give you a good grasp of the key principles and issues in business finance.


What will you learn in this course:

  • The meaning of Business Finance
  • The history of business accounting
  • Why businesses fail
  • The two main purposes of business finance
  • The key principles of business finance
  • What debits and credits are
  • The three key business finance statements
  • What the Balance Sheet tells you
  • What the Income Statement tells you
  • What the Cashflow Statement tells you
  • Key financial performance indicators
  • Analysing business investments


What are the prerequisites for this course?

  • There are no pre-course requirements
Business Finance 101


Check out the detailed breakdown of what’s inside the course

Business Finance 101
12 Lectures
  • play icon What is Business Finance? 05:35 05:35
  • play icon Why Businesses Fail 04:32 04:32
  • play icon The Principles of Business Finance Part 1 06:40 06:40
  • play icon The Principles of Business Finance Part 2 04:53 04:53
  • play icon The Balance Sheet 10:29 10:29
  • play icon The Income Statement 04:19 04:19
  • play icon The Cashflow Statement 06:58 06:58
  • play icon A Business Finance Exercise 05:42 05:42
  • play icon Key Financial Performance Indicators 10:43 10:43
  • play icon Investment Analysis 05:02 05:02
  • play icon Investment Analysis Exercise 03:06 03:06
  • play icon Key Learning Points in Business Finance 06:28 06:28

Instructor Details

Ross Maynard

Ross Maynard

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