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Business Finance for Managers

3 Weeks Live sessions | 4th Weekend Campus Immersion

This course will introduce the participants to the fundamentals of business finance. The emphasis is on practical applications and problem-solving techniques. The course is designed to introduce you to the financial decision-making process that will provide insight for the necessity to consider the financial implications of any managerial decision.

Communicate & collaborate with stakeholders & business/financial leaders using the right terminology and vocabulary.
Learn about fundamental finance concepts.
Understand financial statements and principles underlying them and to develop their skills in reading Annual reports.
Develop skills in interpreting financial statements.
Apply finance concepts learned in the last term to create bottom-up financial models for businesses.
Develop critical thinking skills to form and evaluate financial models
Gain proficiency in designing and presenting financial data

Why this Bootcamp

Work 1:1 with a Mentor

We pair you with a mentor who has extensive professional and academic knowledge of the field. You’ll have one-on-one conversations with him or her, and receive useful feedback on improving your work.

Learn from Anywhere, On Your Schedule

Each week, you’ll complete a series of videos, quizzes, slideshows and projects through our online platform – available to access at any time. Scheduling time for a mentoring session is just as flexible.

We’ll Keep You Engaged

Our mentors are here to keep you motivated, answer questions, provide feedback, and help deepen your understanding of essential tools and techniques.

See What You'll Learn

Partcipants will learn how to design and develop financial models for solving complex business cases. This course is hands-on and will provide the participants an opportunity to apply finance theory to real business cases. You will learn to decipher a business problem in terms of what the finance theory says about it, what decision can be made, how the management should be presented with solutions.

Unit 1 : Financial Acumen

■ Concepts of Finance
■ Sources of Funding
■ Analysis of financial statement and ratio analysis

Unit 2-Accounting

■ Cash and Accrual basis of Accounting
■ Cash Flow Statement
■ Profit & Loss and balance Sheet

Unit 3 – Capital Budgeting

■ Time value of Money
■ Cost of Capital
■ Payback Period
■ Business Application of Time Value of Money

Unit 4 – Costing

■ Cost Accounting
■ Cost – Benefit Analysis
■ Operating Leverage
■ Break-Even Point
■ Cost Allocation
■ Cost and Pricing
■ Market Based Pricing
■ Common mistakes of costing

Unit 5 – Presentation of Financial Data

■ Introducing a new product
■ Forecasting
■ Valuing of a new business Creation of a Business Plan
■ Valuation techniques
■ Venture Capital and Start up World

“After the course I felt that this finance course is specifically designed for non-finance folks like me who are at mid to higher level of management. This course gives the basic tools and techniques which helped me to decode the financials reports and financial jargons which were always flaunted by finance guys of our company. 
The small caselets and the engaging assignments empowered me enough that I can contribute in the financial discussions of the products am handling.”

Ashish Rajan

Finance Consultant


Prof. Dinesh Gopalan

Independent consultant in Finance area

Dinesh Gopalan has 30 years experience in corporate and training field. He is a Corporate Trainer and consultant in Finance, Management and Leadership. He has Post Graduate Diploma in Management (MBA) from Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad; Graduate Cost and Works Accountant; He has vast experience in corporates of repute in various roles in the Finance and Accounting function, as well as strategy roles.

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