Upon completing this course, the participants will:

  • Be able to understand financial statements
  • Be able to rigorously analyze and decide on investment proposals
  • Be able to understand issues relating to working capital and cost management
  • Have a broad appreciation of the financial ecosystem in India – financial markets, players products and the legal environment

The course aims to equip managers from mainly non-finance functions to develop an understanding of finance. It aims to provide a working knowledge of finance to professionals across various domains. Thus, critical concepts of finance (like analyzing financial statements, financial appraisal of investment proposals, working capital and cost management etc.) which are used in every day work like of a professional are covered in the course in very simple and practical manner.

This is a programme specially designed for mid to senior level working executives of large, medium and small enterprises including self-employed entrepreneurs. Prior knowledge of finance is not required.


• Introductions, Module expectations, Objectives

• Understanding Financial Statements
- Structure of annual reports (P&L account, Balance Sheet, Cash flow statement)
- Financial Statement Analysis (Ratio Analysis)

• Practical work on Financial Statements Analysis
- Sample company's statements (chosen from one of the participating companies)
- Satyam Case Study: Corporate Governance Issues

• Corporate Finance I (Cost Management)
- Cost Volume Profit relationship
- Product Costing & Pricing
- Practical Issues in Cost Management

• Corporate Finance II (Investment Analysis)
- Time Value of Money
- Risk & Return
- Project Evaluation Techniques (NPV, IRR, Payback)

• Corporate Finance III Working Capital Management)
- Optimizing working capital
- Financing of working capital

• Investment Analysis Simulation

• Analysis of Investment Simulation

• Open: Q&A Session. Theme: Financial Ecosystem in India

• Currencies & Foreign Exchange
- Impact of currencies on business
- Hedging/ Risk Management Techniques

K Ramesh
K Ramesh is currently a Venture Adviser to a Private Equity Fund and is based in Bangalore. Prior to this he was the Head of Asia for Capgemini’s BPO business and a member of Capgemini’s Global BPO Management Board. Before joining apgemini, Ramesh was with Unilever for more than two decades working across Finance, IT and General Management functions. Ramesh has worked in industry for 28 years and has lived in India, the UK and China. He is widely travelled, having had business responsibilities covering Asia, Africa, Europe, North America and Australia. He has served on the Boards of companies in both an executive capacity and as a Non Executive Director. Ramesh’s current interests are in helping start ups and entrepreneurial ventures to scale up and succeed in different industries. He has been an “ïntrapreneur” himself, having started Indigo, a shared services company, while in Unilever, which was subsequently sold to Capgemini. He is also an avid blogger, blogging at www.indigoite.blogspot.com Ramesh is a management postgraduate from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad.

Neetika Batra
Prof. Neetika Batra is a graduate from SRCC, and masters in finance from Delhi University. She was a rank holder at school and university level. She started her career in the year 1990 in Investment banking with SBI Capital Markets Ltd. There, she was initially heading an equity scheme of SBI Mutual Fund. Thereafter, she was heading the team of Corporate finance professionals as Vice President for several years, handling activities like issue management, funds syndication, project advisory services and so on. Then she co-founded her own boutique investment banking company in 2005, which later got merged with another investment bank. Simultaneously, she started getting involved in teaching and consulting assignments. She has been in the academic world for the last about ten years and was a visiting faculty to many prestigious B-schools, teaching a variety of core and specialization subjects in Finance. Simultaneously, she was into designing and conducting various MDPs and corporate training programs. She has also written a text book on “Investment Planning” for an institute she had earlier worked with. Currently she chairs the Business Leadership Program, and is the finance professor at SOIL. She is pursuing PhD from Delhi University in the area of Priority Sector Lending by banks in India.

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