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Intermediate Level

Approx. 6 hours to complete

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Intermediate Level

Approx. 6 hours to complete

English

Subtitles: English

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1

Week 1

1 hour to complete

HOW TO READ A BALANCE SHEET

1 hour to complete
5 videos (Total 22 min)
5 videos
Figuring the balance sheet10m
Cash conversion cycle2m
Working capital requirement5m
Non-current assets1m
5 practice exercises
Why create a company?2m
Figuring the Balance Sheet6m
Cash Conversion Cycle6m
Working Capital Requirement6m
Non-Current Assets6m
Week
2

Week 2

1 hour to complete

VALUE CREATION AND CASH FLOW

1 hour to complete
6 videos (Total 34 min)
6 videos
The main financial metrics of wealth creation6m
How does your venture create cash?7m
Burn rate2m
Why equity?4m
Why not debt?10m
7 practice exercises
What is a business plan?2m
What is wealth?4m
The main financial metrics of wealth creation18m
How does your venture create cash?10m
Burn rate2m
Why Equity?10m
Why not Debt?8m
Week
3

Week 3

22 minutes to complete

GROWTH AND MARKET POWER

22 minutes to complete
1 video (Total 8 min)
1 practice exercise
Quiz Growth, market power and financing14m
Week
4

Week 4

1 hour to complete

THE ENTREPRENEUR AND THE FINANCIERS

1 hour to complete
2 videos (Total 20 min)
2 videos
5.The IPO: The beginning of a new story10m
2 practice exercises
Quiz The entrepreneur and the financier16m
Quiz The IPO18m

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