Course

Evaluate Your Business Ideas Financially

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16 Lessons

Having a unique business idea is great  Implementing it takes diligent and disciplined thought.   The most important practice for evaluating the financial feasibility of your idea is the creation of a “business plan.”

This course will provide you with several financial models you can use to evaluate your ideas. These include Weighted Average Cost of Capital (WACC), Break-Even Analysis, Forecasted Financial Statements for first 3 years (Cash Flow Statement, Income Statement, and Balance Sheet).


Dr. Ehab Saad, MAcc, CMA, CFM

Accounting and Financial Management Instructor

University of California, Berkeley

Dr. Ehab has been teaching Accounting, Finance, Auditing along with many other business courses for more than twenty-five years in different reputable AACSB Accredited Business Schools around the world, he also taught hundreds of candidates for CPA, CMA, CIA, CFA, CFE exam preparation courses and has guided many of them to success.

                    Dr. Ehab teaches as a practitioner, not an academic person. He has been in the Accounting, Auditing, and Finance fields since 1991. He started as an auditor with Arthur Anderson, then moved between the Big 4 Audit firms in the world (E&Y, PWC, KPMG, and Deloitte). Until achieving the positions of Audit Manager and Senior Financial Consultant, managing an audit team of more than 50 auditors performing audits, as well as providing financial consultations to multinational companies as well as government and nonprofit organizations in different parts of the world. 

 Dr. Ehab’s education background is Bachelor Degree-Major Accounting (BS); Master of Science in Accounting (MSc); Ph.D. in Accounting and Post Doctorate Degree in Finance. He also holds the following professional designations: Certified Management Accountant (CMA), and Certified Financial Manager (CFM). He is a member of the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA), Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA), Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE), and many other professional Institutes.