This topic explores how to assess the financial health of your business with reference to the liquidity and leverage levels in your business by applying debt ratio analysis.


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This topic on how to optimise your debt ratio analysis will explore how to assess the financial health of your business with reference to the liquidity and leverage levels in your business.

This topic aims to increase your understanding of accounting principles and practices by solving the following problems:

  • What are the ratios for debt analysis?
  • How do I apply the different debt ratio analysis to calculate results?
  • How do I interpret the results obtained through debt ratio calculations?
  • How does the process of debt ratio analysis add value to decision making?
  • Is my business able to cover the cost of its current financing?
  • How to understand your debt ratio analysis?
  • Can I meet my current short-term debt obligations?

This topic is for current and aspiring entrepreneurs who want to get insight into the health of their business through debt ratio analysis.

Do these questions describe you?

  • Do you want to know how healthy the long-term financing strategy of your business is?
  • Do you want to know how healthy the current debt ratio analysis of your business is?
  • Do you want to know how risky lenders consider your business to be based on your current levels of debt?
  • Do you want to know if your business is able to cover the cost of its current financing activities?
  • Do you want to know if your business will be able to meet its current short-term debt obligations?
  • How to optimise your debt ratio analysis?
  • Are you doing the finances of your business yourself?
  • Are you a strategic decision maker for your business?
  • Do you want to remain relevant in an ever-changing world of work?
  • Why Financial Management is important?
  • Do you want to embrace life-long learning and work towards recognised qualifications?

Then this topic of Why and how to optimise your debt ratio analysis is for you!

This is an online course with learning material and assignments.  The duration is based on your own pace and motivation.

This time commitment includes working through online content, completing assessments, reflection activities and any additional reading and enrichment activities to translate the content into your current situation.


Theo van Rooyen 

Dr. Theo van Rooyen completed his studies at 3 different Tertiary Institutions. He has a DCom in Management Accounting and a Laureatus Technology in Cost Accounting. 

His corporate career matured when he joined one of the financial institutions to manage the financial strategic planning and budgets of the group of companies.

Over the following 30 years, his entrepreneurial spirit took over and accelerated. He acquired, grew and then sold several businesses including service stations, restaurants and insurance brokers. In 1998 he was nominated as one of the top franchisees in a leading restaurant franchise group. His business experience supported him as registered mentor for small and medium business enterprises to turn around several failing businesses into profitable investments.

His success as an entrepreneur is built on quality service and quality products supported by well trained staff.

Every course consists of a series of topics that aim to solve problems you could be facing in your business as an entrepreneur. Each topic contains a number of lessons, each with a variety of activities and resources designed to aid your learning process.

  • Work through the content in each lesson
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  • Take time to reflect how you will apply the knowledge in your own business

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