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Intermediate Level

Intermediate Level

Hours to complete

Approx. 21 hours to complete

Suggested: 6 hours/week...
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English
100% online

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Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible deadlines

Flexible deadlines

Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.
Intermediate Level

Intermediate Level

Hours to complete

Approx. 21 hours to complete

Suggested: 6 hours/week...
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
Hours to complete
1 hour to complete

HOW TO READ A BALANCE SHEET

Welcome! This first week will help you understanding the different types of financial documents and the information each contains with one goal in mind: make more informed decisions about your venture. ...
Reading
5 videos (Total 22 min), 5 quizzes
Video5 videos
Figuring the balance sheet10m
Cash conversion cycle2m
Working capital requirement5m
Non-current assets1m
Quiz5 practice exercises
Why create a company?2m
Figuring the Balance Sheet6m
Cash Conversion Cycle6m
Working Capital Requirement6m
Non-Current Assets6m
Week
2
Hours to complete
1 hour to complete

VALUE CREATION AND CASH FLOW

In this module you will learn: How does your venture create wealth? What is a business plan? What is wealth? What are the main financial metrics of wealth creation? How does your venture create cash? What is the Burn rate? Why should you finance your venture through equity? And why not debt?...
Reading
6 videos (Total 34 min), 7 quizzes
Video6 videos
The main financial metrics of wealth creation6m
How does your venture create cash?7m
Burn rate2m
Why equity?4m
Why not debt?10m
Quiz7 practice exercises
What is a business plan?2m
What is wealth?4m
The main financial metrics of wealth creation18m
How does your venture create cash?10m
Burn rate2m
Why Equity?10m
Why not Debt?8m
Week
3
Hours to complete
22 minutes to complete

GROWTH AND MARKET POWER

Understand that growth and size do influence market power and cash flows/profits as a consequence...
Reading
1 video (Total 8 min), 1 quiz
Quiz1 practice exercise
Quiz Growth, market power and financing14m
Week
4
Hours to complete
1 hour to complete

THE ENTREPRENEUR AND THE FINANCIERS

Understand the details of the relation between the entrepreneur and the financier, private equity in the first stages, then the public market at the time of the IPO. Understand the expectations, the documentation and the basis of price discovery...
Reading
2 videos (Total 20 min), 2 quizzes
Video2 videos
5.The IPO: The beginning of a new story10m
Quiz2 practice exercises
Quiz The entrepreneur and the financier16m
Quiz The IPO18m

Instructors

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Michel Fleuriet

Administrator PE Fund Xerys
Finance
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Philippe Tibi

Professeur chargé de cours

About École Polytechnique

L’École polytechnique associe recherche, enseignement et innovation au meilleur niveau scientifique et technologique mondial pour répondre aux défis du XXIe siècle. En tête des écoles d’ingénieur françaises depuis plus de 200 ans, sa formation promeut une culture d’excellence scientifique pluridisciplinaire, ouverte dans une forte tradition humaniste. ...

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