Fundamentals and Concepts of Finance, Investment and Business

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Fundamentals and Concepts of Finance, Investment and Business

Learn the basics to manage your finances, invest your savings and grow your wealth.

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Course Description

It is quite common to see that people are proficient in their profession or business and earn adequately well but are not able to manage their finances in a prudent manner. This happens because of inadequate basic knowledge about finance, investment and the financial concepts related to business. Students who pursue higher education find it difficult to understand financial management due to inadequate clarity on the fundamentals and basic concepts of finance. This course is designed to address the conceptual and fundamental issues so as to build a strong foundation for better understanding of the issues related to finance, investment and business.

In this course hosted by PRUDENCE Engineering and Financial Consultants, Col (Dr) Shabbar Shahid, an Army Veteran and a post graduate in Engineering and Finance with a Doctorate in management explains the fundamentals and concepts of Finance, Investment and business in a very simple manner with apt examples. The speaker believes that a clear understanding of the basics is the key to advanced learning and professional success.

This course is divided into three sections. The first section explains the concepts like Inflation, Savings, Investment, Risk, Liquidity, Time Value of Money etc. The second part explains the concept that earning money and converting the earnings into wealth are two different things. The concept of interest and returns through various  investment avenues like Bonds, Mutual Funds, ETFs, Stock market etc have been explained in a simple manner with practical examples. The last part explains the concepts of  Debt and Equity, Sources of Capital, Cost of Capital, Significance of Turnover, Profit, Earnings ,Return on Investment etc. 

 This course will be of immense benefit to university students and undergraduates who will find themselves equipped with the  fundamentals before they step into their professional careers or pursue higher education. It will also be of immense use to young entrepreneurs who intend venturing into business and those interested to indulge in investment as also to anyone who desires to understand the concepts of finance, investment and business in order to manage their personal finances and business in a better way or provide services as an advisor to family and friends. 

The instructor  knows the subject well and speaks to the point without any glamour, frills or divergence thus, respecting the value of time.


What will you learn in this course:

  • The Fundamentals and Concepts of Finance and Investment to help you manage your Personal Finances in a better way.

  • The concepts of earnings and profit for business and entrepreneurs

  • The aspects like Inflation, Savings, Investment, Liquidity, Risk and Time Value of Money to help you take informed and balanced investment decisions.

  • Business concepts like Capital, Sources and Cost of Capital, Debt-Equity, Leverage, EBITDA and ROI to help you manage your business and personal investments.

  • The concept and types of Risk and how to analyse risk

  • The concept of Liquidity. Liquidity of personal assets and market liquidity and its implications

  • A conceptual understanding of the Time Value of Money

  • The pitfalls of Debt and how to prevent falling in a Debt Trap

  • The concept of how money grows into wealth

  • Understanding the difference between Simple and Compound interest and also between Stated Annual Rate and Effective Annual Rate

  • Some considerations for real life investment and classification of personal investment

  • Some examples of how money grows at different pace

  • Understanding Investment in bonds and concept of Par Value, Coupon rate, Market price and Yield rate

  • Understanding investment in Mutual Funds, ETFs and other investment avenues

  • Understanding investment in stock market

  • Practical example of investing in stock market

  • Significance of Risk and Diversification in investment

  • The financial concepts for entrepreneurs

  • Understand what is Capital and the source of capital

  • The significance of Debt and Equity

  • The concept of Cost of Capital in a business

  • The significance of Debt Equity Ratio or Leverage

  • The significance of turnover in any business

  • The concept of Profit, Earnings, EBIT and EBITDA and ROI


What are the prerequisites for this course?

  • There are no prerequisites. You only need to have a desire to learn Finance, Investment and Business.
Fundamentals and Concepts of Finance, Investment and Business


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

Fundamentals and Concepts
12 Lectures
  • play icon Promotional video 03:03 03:03
  • play icon Prelude 04:49 04:49
  • play icon Introduction 02:45 02:45
  • play icon Purchasing Power and its Implications 08:36 08:36
  • play icon The Concept of Beating Inflation 06:44 06:44
  • play icon Understanding Savings vis a vis Investment 06:23 06:23
  • play icon Risk and Risk Analysis Part 1 13:31 13:31
  • play icon Risk and Risk Analysis Part 2 19:42 19:42
  • play icon Liquidity Part 1 (Personal Assets) 11:36 11:36
  • play icon Liquidity Part 2 (Economy) 22:38 22:38
  • play icon The Concept of Time Value of Money 19:24 19:24
  • play icon The Debt Trap and EMI 18:13 18:13
How Does Money Grow
11 Lectures
Financial Concepts for Business and Entrepreneurs
11 Lectures

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