Online course
£180.00 + VAT


  • Loved it! Even for a numbers-phobe like me, it was well paced, interesting, informative and straightforward

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The Basics of Business Finance – Essentials Online Course

2-3 Hours Introductory Skills

This course is designed to give you a good understanding of the basics of business finance. You will learn how businesses are funded and what the money’s used for; how they make profits and generate cash; how to measure business performance; where to find the information you’ll need.  You’ll see how income statements and balance sheets work and you’ll also understand key financial jargon, concepts and commonly used financial metrics. 


  • Develop a good understanding of the basics of business finance
  • Learn lots of key concepts and financial language
  • See how financial statements work and how they are used
  • See how to calculate commonly used financial metrics

What you will learn


  • Overview

Where the money comes from

  • Funding options and characteristics
  • Typical company funding
  • Cost of capital

What the Money is Spent on

  • Types of asset
  • Balance sheet jargon 
  • Depreciation and amortisation
  • Net debt and net working capital
  • Reviewing a real balance sheet

How much profit does the business make

  • Income statement jargon 
  • Who uses what
  • Adjusted profit and EBITDA
  • Impact of changing prices and volumes
  • Income statement analysis
  • Reviewing a real income statement

Does the business generate cash

  • Making profits versus generating cash
  • How cash flows work
  • How the three statements fit together

Is it worth the effort

  • Return on investment
  • Economic profit

Summary and conclusion

  • Where to find the information
  • Summary

How you will learn

Our online financial training courses are written and designed in-house to be practical, concise and engaging.  They are great as a stand-alone learning tool, as a pre-course requirement or to consolidate your previous learning.

  • We break down each course into bite-sized chunks so that you can do 5 or 10 minutes at a time on your smartphone, tablet or laptop anywhere you like so long as you have an internet connection and headphones.
  • You will find plenty of visuals, audio and interactivity to keep you interested and alert. You can control the pace and can recap at any point.
  • Our personalised approach means that you can email or phone your tutor if you have questions.
  • We will monitor your progress &  send reminders when necessary.
  • You will have 4 months to complete your course (longer if required).