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Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible deadlines

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Intermediate Level

Approx. 11 hours to complete

Suggested: 2-3 hours/week...

English

Subtitles: English

Learners taking this Course are

  • Chief Financial Officers (CFOs)
  • Financial Advisors
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Financial Analysts
  • Chief Executive Officers (CEOs)

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
1 hour to complete

Balance sheet and Income statement

8 videos (Total 55 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
8 videos
CF1-2 Left Side of a Balance Sheet5m
CF1-3 Right Side of a Balance Sheet5m
CF1-4 Construction of a Balance Sheet9m
CF1-5 What is an Income Statement9m
CF1-6 Cost, Expenses & Inventories4m
CF1-7 Profits & Depreciation8m
CF1-8 Construction of an Income Statement4m
1 reading
Week 1 Lecture Slides10m
1 practice exercise
Week 120m
Week
2
1 hour to complete

Cash flow statement and financial ratios

7 videos (Total 48 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
7 videos
CF2-2 Cash Flow Statement Practice5m
CF2-3 Annual Report6m
CF2-4 Financial Ratios-Profitability6m
CF2-5 Financial Ratios-Efficiency8m
CF2-6 Financial Ratios-Liquidity & Leverage9m
CF2-7 Financial Ratios Practice4m
1 reading
Week 2 Lecture Slides10m
1 practice exercise
Week 220m
Week
3
1 hour to complete

Financial planning and funding

8 videos (Total 48 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
8 videos
CF3-2 Financial Planning-Balance Sheet5m
CF3-3 Financial Planning-Income Statement3m
CF3-4 Burn Rate6m
CF3-5 Seed Funding7m
CF3-6 Venture Capital Fund7m
CF3-7 Advice on VC Fundraising7m
CF3-8 Funding Practice3m
1 reading
Week 3 Lecture Slides10m
1 practice exercise
Week 320m
Week
4
1 hour to complete

VC term sheet and valuation

8 videos (Total 55 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
8 videos
CF4-2 Share Price6m
CF4-3 Liquidation Preference9m
CF4-4 Term Sheet-Control Terms3m
CF4-5 Term Sheet Practice6m
CF4-6 Three Core Things in Valuation8m
CF4-7 Valuation Methods10m
CF4-8 Valuation Practice5m
1 reading
Week 4 Lecture Slides10m
1 practice exercise
Week 420m
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Top reviews from Finance for Startups

By AESep 2nd 2018

Execellent course, I found an oppurtunity meeting with Professor Steve Ahn. He is so friendly additionally in sociial life. I suggest eveyone this course for intrested. Thanks for everything...

By PCOct 8th 2018

Great course for founders from tech background. Simple and easy introductions and practical examples. Highly recommended as a first course in finance for founders.

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Steve Ahn

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K-School

About Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology(KAIST)

The Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) was established in 1971 by the Korean government as the nation’s first research-intensive graduate school for science, engineering and technology. It has now grown into one of the world’s best universities, delivering top notch education and research programs for undergraduate and graduate students. KAIST encourages interdisciplinary and convergent research across a wide spectrum of disciplines, as well as strong collaborations with industry and global institutions....

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