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The 30 Day MBA, 4th Edition by Colin Barrow

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Finance

  • Where business gets its money
  • The difference between debt and shareholders’ investment
  • Understanding the role of private equity
  • Floating on a stock market
  • Calculating the cost of capital
  • Budgeting for the future

The dividing line between accounting and finance is blurred. In basic terms accounting is considered to be everything concerned with the process of recording financial events and ensuring that such recordings are in compliance with the prevailing rules. Finance is the area concerned with where the money to run a business actually comes from in order to be accounted for. In order to be able to understand and interpret the accounts using such tools as ratios you need a reasonable grasp of both these areas, though the ratios ...

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