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The 30 Day MBA in Business Finance, 2nd Edition

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The 30 Day MBA in Business Finance gives you all the financial and accounting know-how you would get from an MBA course at a top business school or a placement at a top accountancy firm - at a fraction of the cost.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Guide
  3. Title Page
  4. Contents
  5. List of figures
  6. List of tables
  7. Introduction
  8. PART ONE    The fundamentals of business finance
    1. 01    Financial business reports
      1. Who uses financial information and why
      2. Accounting branches
      3. Bookkeeping – the way transactions are recorded
      4. Cash flow
      5. The profit and loss account (income statement)
      6. The balance sheet
      7. Online video courses and lectures
      8. Online video case studies
    2. 02    The rules of the game
      1. Fundamental conventions
      2. Accounting conventions
      3. The rule makers
      4. International accounting standards
      5. Protecting investors
      6. Online video courses and lectures
      7. Online video case studies
    3. 03    Analysing financial reports
      1. Analysing accounts
      2. Accounting ratios
      3. Some problems in using ratios
      4. Getting company accounts
      5. Using financial data to improve performance
      6. Online video courses and lectures
      7. Online video case studies
    4. 04    Finance as a value creator
      1. Cost, volume, pricing and profit decisions
      2. Profit maximization vs shareholder value
      3. The cost of capital
      4. Future investment decisions
      5. Outsourcing
      6. Shares and markets
      7. Online video courses and lectures
      8. Online video case studies
  9. PART TWO    Corporate capital structures
    1. 05    The role of business structures in financing business
      1. Corporate structures
      2. Online video courses and lectures
      3. Online video case studies
    2. 06    Debt finance
      1. Bank lending
      2. Local financing initiatives
      3. Bonds, debentures and mortgages
      4. Asset usage financing
      5. Online video courses and lectures
      6. Online video case studies
    3. 07    Equity
      1. Private equity
      2. Public capital
      3. What investors want
      4. Hybrids
      5. Money for free – grants
      6. Online video courses and lectures
      7. Online video case studies
  10. PART THREE    Financial strategies and special topics
    1. 08    Risk management
      1. Gearing – leverage
      2. Customer default
      3. Online and distance trading
      4. Foreign exchange
      5. Online video courses and lectures
      6. Online video case studies
    2. 09    Business tax and profit reporting procedures
      1. Principles of taxation
      2. Tax types
      3. Auditors – the gatekeepers
      4. Filing accounts
      5. Directors’ responsibilities and duties
      6. Values and the accounting reports
      7. Online video courses and lectures
      8. Online video case studies
    3. 10    Mergers and acquisitions
      1. Going on the acquisition trail
      2. Valuing a target
      3. Limit the risks
      4. Clear the regulators
      5. Online video courses and lectures
      6. Online video case studies
    4. 11    Business plans and budgets
      1. Forecasting
      2. Economic cycles
      3. Business plans
      4. Budgets and variances
      5. Online video courses and lectures
      6. Online video case studies
    5. 12    Additional core general MBA subjects
      1. Marketing
      2. Organizational behaviour
      3. Motivation
      4. Strategy
      5. Shaping strategy – tools and techniques
      6. Online video courses and lectures
      7. Online video case studies
  11. Index
  12. Copyright