Business and Finance for IT People / Edition 1

Business and Finance for IT People / Edition 1

by Michael Blackstaff
     
 

Understanding Business and Finance gives those studying computing and information systems an insight into the world of business, and its language - the language of finance. It provides essential information about the world of business, enabling students to gain a better insight into whether this is what they want to do - and providing them with a head start when

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Understanding Business and Finance gives those studying computing and information systems an insight into the world of business, and its language - the language of finance. It provides essential information about the world of business, enabling students to gain a better insight into whether this is what they want to do - and providing them with a head start when they enter the world of work.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781852332648
Publisher:
Springer London
Publication date:
04/28/2001
Series:
Applied Computing Series
Edition description:
Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2001
Pages:
214
Product dimensions:
6.12(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.57(d)

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION.- WHAT IS BUSINESS? The purpose of business. Sole traders. Partnerships. Limited companies.- THE BUSINESS OF LIVING - PART 1: Assets. Liabilities. Net worth. Balance sheet. Capital.- THE BUSINESS OF LIVING - PART 2: Earnings. Expenses.- THE BUSINESS OF LIVING - PART 3: Other transactions. Depreciation. Published balance sheets.- THE BUSINESS OF LIVING - PART 4: Profit and loss account. Cash flow statement.- THE NUMBERS GAME - RATIO ANALYSIS: The shareholder's view. The lender's view. The management view.- OTHER KINDS OF BUSINESS: Buying and selling. Manufacturing. Utilities. IT solutions.- FINANCING AND LEASING: To buy or not to buy? Rental. Operating leases. Hire purchase. Finance leases. Services and project finance. Outsourcing.- IS IT A GOOD INVESTMENT? Benefits and costs. Cash or profit? Opportunity cost. Decision criteria. Cost/benefit analysis example.- IS IT STILL A GOOD INVESTMENT? - PART 1: Payback. Net present value. Profitability index.- IS IT STILL A GOOD INVESTMENT? - PART 2: Internal rate of return. Risk. Return on investment.- Tailpiece.- Appendices.- References.- Index.

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