Finance is key to every business organization as well as outside. This book makes sense of the finance world from a non-finance perspective. It introduces, explains and demystifies essential ideas of business finance to those who do not have financial background or training. Lucid, accessible yet comprehensive, the book delineates the financial workings of businesses and offers an overview of corporate finance in the global context. The volume: Contains effective tools for financial communication, monitoring, analysis and resource allocationProvides important learning aids such as figures, tables, illustrations and case studiesHighlights fundamental concepts and applications of financeSurveys global corporate practices, recent trends and current data A guide to building financial acumen, this book will be a useful resource for executive and management development programmes (EDPs & MDPs) oriented towards business managers, including executive MBA programmes. It will benefit business executives, corporate heads, entrepreneurs, government officials, teachers, researchers and students of management and business besides those who deal with finance or financial matters in their daily lives.