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What you will learn

  • Define and discuss the basic building blocks of financial statements: assets, liabilities, equity, revenue and expenses.

  • Interpret two key financial statements (Income Statement and Balance Sheet) to drive business decisions.

  • Identify the key business ratios that can be calculated using your Income Statement and Balance Sheet.

Skills you will gain

Income Statement AnalysisBalance SheetFinancial TerminologyFinancial Statement Use and AnalysisFinancial Ratio Analysis

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1

Week 1

4 hours to complete

Fundamentals of Business Finance, with Goldman Sachs 10,000 Women

4 hours to complete
7 videos (Total 22 min), 17 readings, 3 quizzes
7 videos
Understanding key financial terms2m
What is an Income Statement?3m
What is a Balance Sheet?2m
Using finances to analyze business progress3m
Using financial ratios3m
The importance of managing your business finances3m
17 readings
Getting started10m
Introducing financial terminology2m
Introducing Income Statements2m
Why is an Income Statement important?5m
Recording information on Income Statements5m
Introducing the Balance Sheet2m
Why is a Balance Sheet important?5m
Preparing to analyze business progress2m
Why is it important to interpret financial statements?2m
How can financial ratios help your business analysis?2m
Profitability ratios5m
Stability ratios5m
Preparing to calculate your financial ratios5m
Next steps for your analysis5m
Recording your progress10m
Congratulations10m
Progressing to the next course in 10,000 Women2m
3 practice exercises
Check your understanding (Exercise 2)5m
Check your understanding (Exercise 4)5m
End of course assessment30m

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Once you enroll for a Certificate, you’ll have access to all videos, quizzes, and programming assignments (if applicable). Peer review assignments can only be submitted and reviewed once your session has begun. If you choose to explore the course without purchasing, you may not be able to access certain assignments.

  • Goldman Sachs 10,000 Women is a collection of 10 courses which provide a practical business education – strengthening your business knowledge, skills and plans for growth. The courses are suitable for any entrepreneur looking to take their business to the next level.

  • There is not a certificate offered for completion of individual courses in the 10,000 Women collection. (The FAQ above is a standard Coursera message and does not apply to this course.)

  • No. Goldman Sachs 10,000 Women offers a flexible online learning experience. You can take any course, or combination of courses, to tailor your learning journey to your individual business growth needs. Participants find that completing all 10 courses enables them to explore all the key elements of their business and develop a thorough plan for their business’s growth.

  • The course is entirely free for all participants.

  • The course has been designed with approximately five hours of engagement. You can take as long as you need to complete the course without losing access.

  • If you want more time to complete the course, or wish to return to it later, Coursera may prompt you to reset your deadlines. This doesn’t affect your progress, but you will need to reset so you see can the most up-to-date course content and take the quizzes. It takes seconds and is very easy.

  • By completing the course, you will gain skills and strategies for developing your business growth, focussed on refining your key business growth opportunity, essential for successful business growth. Once you complete the course, you will also receive additional learning materials to further support your business, including video, exercises and detailed guidance on related topics to further expand your skills and knowledge.

  • If you choose to complete all 10 courses, you will explore and develop all the key areas to promote and plan your business’s growth. You will also be able to fully develop your Business Growth Plan (BGP). Your BGP is a valuable output and provides a framework for your business opportunity. It encourages you to analyze yourself, your business and environment, and guides your business growth. You can develop your BGP by completing a series of exercises in the 10 courses of Goldman Sachs 10,000 Women.

    Eligible participants who complete all 10 courses will also be invited to join the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Women Alumni Community, offering a range of benefits to further your business growth including events, further training and fellowship opportunities. Visit the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Women site to find out more.

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