Masterclasses & Workshops 




This one-day business finance course has been specifically developed to acquaint people with business finance relevant skills so as to enable them to evaluate the relevant pros and cons of different sources of finance. Course content includes coverage of related topics such as raising business financing, estimating the cost of capital, weighted average cost of capital, risk – return relationship and the capital asset pricing model, capital structure theories. Emphasis will be given on practical real life examples rather than theoretical concepts.

Course Duration: 1 day – 09.00 – 17.00


This program provides answers to questions such as:


  • What are the sources of finance for a business?

  • What are the relevant costs of equity vs debt?

  • How does one find the optimum capital structure for a business? 




Primary knowledge of basic finance concepts will be helpful but not a pre-requisite in order to attend the course.  No advance preparation is required.



Course Benefits


This is a course that can be followed both by a starter as well as the experienced financier since it combines basic business finance applicable principles as well as more advanced practical examples which may help build on the already existing knowledge base of the advanced attendee:

  • Understand how finance is raised in business

  • Evaluate the different sources of finance and select the most appropriate ones


Teaching Method


Live group instruction, examples and case studies, open discussions. Interactive participation is encouraged.   


Your trainer

Dimitris Chatziapostolou is a chartered certified accountant (FCCA) and a certified compliance officer (AICA) having accumulated a 20+ year extensive international business experience, out of his 6+  year employment in the big 4 audit firm environment (PwC, Arthur Andersen, Deloitte) and 10 years as a CFO (Sony Music, Metlife Alico, Frigoglass). Currently working for SmartAdvisory as a freelance financial consultant in Europe, Asia and the Middle East as well as for StudySmart as a professional qualifications tutor with more than 5,000 training hours of experience.


Qualifications: AICA-Advanced Certificate in Compliance, International Compliance Association (UK), FCCA, Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (UK), MBA, Cardiff Business School-University of Wales (UK), BA (Hons) Business Economics - University of Liverpool (UK)

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