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Finance For Beginners


Why Finance for Beginners?

You understand that financial notions are helpful, but you were never into it. You want to:

  • Understand the big business picture
  • Improve your understanding of how and why businesses make and lose money
  • Make smarter decisions to create long-term value

Join the Course Finance for Beginners! This course is for people from all levels and departments in the organisation.

Learning Objectives


The implications of finance on various corporate activities.

The impact of various decisions on a company’s performance

Understand and analyse financial statements


Get practical insights and gain a swift appreciation of the fundamentals of finance and accounting.

Be in a better position to discuss relevant financial issues with finance managers/stakeholders in their organisation.

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Finance For Beginners Sessions

Session 1 - Basics

  • Profit & Loss simplified
  • Cash flow
  • Difference Profit & Cash
  • Costs (Marketing, Start-up costs)
  • Pricing basics

4 hours 

Session 2 - Advanced

  • Profit & Loss detailed
  • Costs (People, Back Office, Logistics)
  • Balance sheet
  • Debit & Credit
  • Fixed Asset & Depreciation

4 hours

Session 3 - Cost Control

  • Cost Control
  • Pricing, Taxes
  • Stock
  • Ratio, KPI
  • Production Costs
  • Marginal Costs

4 hours

Session 4 - Expert

  • Budgeting
  • Debt
  • Investment
  • Value of your business
  • Win / Win
  • OKR

4 hours


Live Sessions

Online or Offline
Live sessions with our Expert

18 Hours Course

16-hours of group session (4 sessions of 4H)
+ 2-hours of one to one session.

Work in Group

Group assignments during the sessions

Course Methodology

We apply the principles and practices of Training from the Back of the Room (TBR) and the Kirkpatrick evaluation model when designing all of our courses and training program.

Training from the back of the room

TBR is an approach based on Sharon Bowman’s books “Training from the Back of the Room” and “Using Brain Science to Make Learning Stick”. This method leverages the science behind how the human brain learns to design and deliver great learning experiences.  For more information, please visit Sharon Bowman web site.

The Kirkpatrick Model

The Kirkpatrick Model of Evaluation, first developed by Donald Kirkpatrick, is the most popular model for evaluating the effectiveness of a training program. The model includes four levels of evaluation, and as such, is sometimes referred to as ‘Kirkpatrick’s levels” or the “four levels.” For more information, please visit the Kirkpatrick website.


6,500 Euros

Price for one group
10-15 Students
Online or Offline

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