What will I gain? What will I be able to do?
- Gain a strong understanding of core financial concepts such as time value of money, NPV and IRR, and be able to calculate and interpret these values in assessing financial choices or opportunities.
- Be able to use spreadsheet software, including knowledge of a core set of spreadsheet functions, building spreadsheet models, error checking, drawing charts to visualize data and recognizing chart errors and deceptions.
- Understand, interpret and analyze the 3 main financial statements (income statement, balance sheet and cash flow statement).
- Be able to build your own financial models with confidence, including market research, data collection, building spreadsheet models, financial projections, producing financial statements, assessing financial viability and doing scenarios and sensitivity analysis.
Course duration, difficulty and background required
Background required: Although no specific background skills are required, some tertiary education and basic mathematical skills are recommended.
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