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Finance for Non-Financial Professionals

Impact your financial decisions and learn how to affect the performance of your unit's profitability and of your organization. In this course gain a basic un...
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Platform: Coursera
Video: 1h 51m
Language: English

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8.8 / 10
Video Score: 7.8 / 10
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Description

Impact your financial decisions and learn how to affect the performance of your unit’s profitability and of your organization. In this course gain a basic understanding of finance and accounting concepts to drive your organization’s growth. Upon completion of this course, you will have gained general financial knowledge and an in-depth understanding of the impact of your decisions outside your functional area. Content of the course includes selected aspects of finance from a non-financial specialist perspective. Specific topics include: financial analysis; planning, forecasting, and budgeting; cash flow, and strategic financing. This class will be interactive and will require the active involvement of the participants in finance related activities.

Upon completing this course, you will be able to:
1. Explain the importance of finance and interpretation of financial information
2. Apply the concepts of accounting and finance to analyze financials
3. Learn about key accounting and finance terms
4. Examine financial statements by using key ratios
5. Explain the importance of budgeting process
6. Learn about key components needed to improve profitability

You will learn

✓ Apply the concepts of accounting and finance
✓ Understand key accounting and finance terms
✓ Examine financial statements by using key ratios
✓ Explain the importance of budgeting process

Requirements

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This course is for

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How much does the Finance for Non-Financial Professionals course cost? Is it worth it?

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Does the Finance for Non-Financial Professionals course have a money back guarantee or refund policy?

Coursera offers a 7-day free trial for subscribers.

Are there any SCHOLARSHIPS for this course?

YES, you can get a scholarship or Financial Aid for Coursera courses. The first step is to fill out an application about your educational background, career goals, and financial circumstances. Learn more about financial aid on Coursera.

Who is the instructor? Is David Standen, MBA a SCAM or a TRUSTED instructor?

David Standen, MBA has created 7 courses that got 440 reviews which are generally positive. David Standen, MBA has taught 247362 students and received a 4.69 average review out of 440 reviews. Depending on the information available, David Standen, MBA is a TRUSTED instructor.
University of California, Irvine
A seasoned entrepreneur, business professor, trainer and coach, David Standen has practiced entrepreneurship in the USA, Europe and the Middle East. Throughout his career, David has worked extensively with fellow entrepreneurs across the globe on everything from an academic classroom to coaching, advising, and assisting during the start-up process. Since 2007 David has developed eleven business plans and has helped to raise over $24 million in start-up funding for clients.
David began his career in the non-profit sector where he spent several years before moving into business education management. In 2006, as part of a three-person task force, David designed and launched the world’s first online MBA program offered by a top-ranked business school. That same year, David was offered a place on the Entrepreneurship Faculty and founded his strategy consulting firm. In 2007, David relocated to Beirut, Lebanon to teach Entrepreneurship, Marketing, Strategy and Finance at the American University of Beirut. In 2010, David founded Odyssey Imports as an importer and wholesaler of luxury lifestyle products from the Mediterranean. Two years later, he returned to his native California to develop the rapidly-growing business located in Laguna Beach, California.
In addition to his own company, David teaches at the University of California, Irvine and has been a Business Advisor for Goldman Sachs in the 10K Small Businesses Initiative. David is also an accomplished Trainer and Business Coach having conducted multiple training and coaching sessions across Europe and the Middle East.
David has an International MBA from IE Business School in Madrid where he is also currently a candidate for the degree of Doctor of Business Administration specializing in Entrepreneurship. When he’s not treasure hunting in the Mediterranean, David lives in Irvine, California with his wife Valerie and their sons Oliver and Phoenix.



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Platform: Coursera
Video: 1h 51m
Language: English

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