The knowledge of basic financial principles and the budgeting process is critical in order to succeed as a non-financial manager. This practical course gives a full overview of how finance operates in business. By attending this course delegates will come away with an improved understanding of: Finance and the differences between debt and equity financing; Why shareholders invest and how companies increase shareholder wealth; The trade-off between financing risk and return and how to manage risk in finance; The role of accounting in finance and the importance, use and application of financial statements in business; The principal financial statements, namely the income statement, the balance sheet and the cash flow statement; Concepts in investment appraisal and credit analysis in lending; Good corporate governance and the importance of compliance risk in business and finance. The learning technique will be a mixture of formal presentations, written materials, assignments and case studies with a heavy emphasis on learning through analysing practical examples of finance at work in business. Sharing already developed knowledge and learning to work closely in solving practical issues, is a core to the learning methodology of this programme.