Course - Understanding the Basics of Finance


This course enables students, professionals, especially from functional areas other than finance such as sales, marketing, human resource, research and development, production, services, to gain an extensive working knowledge of critical financial principles in an easy-to-follow manner, enabling them to make critical business decisions involving cost-savings, budgets, new projects decisions, growth strategies and so on. Participants are able to understand and analyse financial statements as well as grasp the basic fundamentals of finance and accounting. Here you will learn, the implications of finance on various corporate activities, understand and analyse financial statements, able to discuss relevant financial issues with finance managers/stakeholders, the impact of various decisions on a company's performance

Program Benefits

  • The term ‘finance’ as such is generally related with the study of investments, and in nonprofessional terms, it is the science of money management.
  • Managers or executives who manage their organizational operations must have an understanding of various financial aspects, which would help them in making important decisions to attain their firms’ business objectives
  • For non-finance executives, acquiring financial knowledge and being equipped with financial tools would help them in acquiring various benefits like; analyzing financial statement , understanding costs and methods to reduce them, deciding the best product mix and opting for a viable option to meet the need and much more.
  • Overall, it helps to learn the financial concepts is a great way to improve the skills and abilities of managing the financial aspects of a business entity.

What you learn

  • Book Keeping & Accounting Basics
  • Cost Benefit Analysis & BEP
  • WACC, EVA, Cash Flows & Time Value of Money
  • Financial Analysis
  • Significance of Financial Statements
  • Budgeting For Companies
  • Market Value of a Corporation

How program runs

You can join the program at any time and can access all content for 60 days. Upon enrollent, you will be able to see all modules of the program. For each module, the study material is provided in three formats, (a) presentation (b) text (c ) video lecture. Along with reading material, there is a self evaluation quiz for each module. After 30 days from the enrollement test, you are eligible to give online certification exam , normally of one hour duration. You require to get minimum 50 % to complete the program successfully. Successful candidates can download e-certificate. Candidates scoring less then 50% or not able to appear within 60 days from the date of enrollment, can appear after paying nominal re-exam fees.

About the faculty

Tara Singh has a Masters Degree of Science, Finance and Financial Management Services. Being passionate about training and after spending about 2 decades in the corporate industry with various well known clients across sectors she decided to pursue her passion. Her stint with these corporates has been in areas covering Sales, Marketing Strategy & Business Communications. She has also been a freelance writer with over 150 published articles on workplace related topics, style, arts, book reviews and social responsibility; in publications including India Today Group & Harmony.

Salient Features

  • Learning material developed by subject matter experts
  • Entire program divided into number of modules
  • Learning resources for each module is available in multiple formats of Text , presenation as well as video lecture from the expert faculty
  • Every module has quiz for practice and self-evalution
  • Certification exams through online mode


Learners scoring minimum 50% or above, get e-certificate for the program from Skill Academy.


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