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Goldman Sachs

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

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Overview

This free online course is one of 10 courses available in the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Women collection, designed for entrepreneurs ready to take their business to the next level.

This course will introduce you to business finance, and show you how to use financial statements to understand and monitor your company’s financial position in order to make key business decisions.

The exercises will introduce you to the Income Statement and Balance Sheet. Interpreting these statements and calculating key financial ratios such as net profit margin and current ratio will give you a clear understanding of your current business performance. With this information, you will have the skills to assess the financial implications of your growth opportunity more accurately.

The 10,000 Women course collection offers a truly flexible online learning experience. You have the freedom to approach the program in any way that works for you – take any course, or combination of courses, to tailor your learning journey to your individual business growth needs. If you choose to take all 10 courses, you will explore all the key elements of your business and develop a thorough plan for your business’s growth.

You can find out more about the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Women collection in the FAQs.

Syllabus

  • Fundamentals of Business Finance, with Goldman Sachs 10,000 Women
    • This course explores why understanding and monitoring your financial position is essential when making business decisions to drive your business’s growth. The exercises contained in this course help you to understand and interpret two key financial statements that are crucial when growing your business. The aim of the course is for you to understand the current financial performance of your business.

Taught by

Edward David, Geetha Krishnan, Goldman Sachs 10,000 Women, Anne Donnellon, Mori Taheripour, Michael Fetters and Sarah Underwood

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