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  1. Introduction to finance
    1. Business finance
    2. Aims of finance
  2. Financial statements
    1. Definition
    2. Objectives of financial statements
    3. Types of financial statements
    4. Characteristics of ideal financial statement
    5. Importance of financial statements
    6. Users of financial statements
    7. Limitations of financial statements
  3. Financial analysis
    1. Types of financial statement analysis
    2. Techniques (devices or methods) of financial analysis
    3. Limitations of financial statement analysis
  4. Financial ratio analysis
    1. Use and significance of ratio analysis
  5. Classification of ratios
    1. Liquidity ratios
    2. Capital structure ratios
    3. Turnover ratios
    4. Profitability ratios
  6. Limitations of accounting ratios
  7. The study
    1. Statement of the problem
    2. Title of the study
    3. Scope of the study
    4. Methodology
    5. Sources of data
    6. Plan of analysis
    7. Limitations of the study
  8. Introduction to real estate
    1. Growth of real estate
    2. Key growth drivers
    3. Reform issues
    4. Real estate investment trusts
  9. Ratio analysis
  10. Summary of findings
  11. Bibliography

Due to ongoing advancements in technology, new legislation, and other innovation, the field of finance is rapidly changing. Introduction to finance develops the three components of finance in an interactive framework that is consistent with the responsibilities of all- financial professionals, managers, intermediaries, and investors in today's economy. In the last decade, the academic study of finance has experienced an infusion of new concept and quantitative methodologies that pace it among the most sophisticated and growing areas of business and economics.

New developments in the traditional areas of the financial theory of rational investors portfolio choice, interpretation and determination of security prices, efficient corporate decision making has been approached from the perspective of a single integrating paradigm derived from the economic theory.

In our present day economy, finance is defined as the provision of money at a time when it is required. Every enterprise whether it is big, medium or small needs finance to carry out its operation and to achieve its target. In fact finance is so indispensable today that it is rightly said to be the lifeblood of an enterprise. Without adequate finance no enterprise can possibly accomplish it objectives.

Business finance is the activity, which is concerned with the acquisition and conservation of capital funds in meeting the financial requirements and overall objectives of the firm. Business finance deals primarily with raising, administering and dispersing funds by privately owned business units operating in non- financial fields of the industry. To sum up in simple words we can say that financial management as practiced by business firms can be called corporation finance or business finance.

[...] A sound understanding of financial statements helps you: Identify unfavorable trends and tendencies in your business's operations (for example, the unhealthy buildup of inventory or accounts receivable) before the situation becomes critical. Monitor your cash flow requirements on a timely basis, and identify financing needs early. Monitor important indicators of financial health (for example, liquidity ratios, efficiency ratios, profitability ratios, and solvency ratios). Monitor periodic increases and decreases in wealth (specifically, owners' or stockholders' equity). Monitor your performance against your financial plan, if you have developed one. [...]

[...] The supplier of goods on credit, banks, financial institutions, investors, shareholders and management all make use of ratio analysis as a tool in evaluating the financial position and performance of a firm for granting credit, providing loans or making investments in the firm. With the use of ratio analysis one can point out whether the condition of the firm is strong, good, questionable or poor. The conclusions can also be drawn as to whether the performance of the firm is improving or deteriorating. [...]

[...] The current study undertaken at a property developer group is to find out and evaluate its financial performance. The purpose was also to closely examine the relationship between various financial elements, which may be compared to the prescribed standards and norms. A research design is purely and simply the framework or plan for a study that guides the collection and analysis of data. It is a blue print that if followed in completing a study. A good research design has the characteristics, viz., and problem definition, specific methods of data collection and analysis, time required for research project and the estimate of expenses of to be incurred. [...]

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