Finance Essentials Certificate

Familiarize yourself with the essentials of finance. Learn how to calculate key financial management indicators; assess your organization’s financial health by reviewing balance sheets, income statements and cash flow statements. Discover how to use finance and accounting tools to support informed decision-making within your organization.

Courses included in the Finance Essentials Certificate:

  • How to Read a Financial Statement
    This course covers financial reports and their meaning. Learn the fundamentals and importance of the income statement, balance sheet, and statement of cash flows, and how they can be used to manage a business. 

  • Introduction to Finance
    Understanding basic finance is important for any managerial position. Discuss finance as an organizational setting and legal forms of business, corporate financing and the role the stock market plays in the business world. The course covers the responsibilities of financial managers, roles of finance in a typical business organization, and relevant financial markets. 

  • Introduction to Business Statistics
    Statistics is the science of collecting, organizing, and analyzing data in order to make more effective decisions. Understanding statistical techniques can help any manager responsible for marketing, management, accounting, sales, or other business functions. Cover graphical representations of data that your stakeholders may expect when reviewing the results of any statistical analysis.

  • Financial Planning and Control
    This course is meant to teach finance concepts to non-financial managers, and considers tools for decision-making such as cost benefit analysis, break even analysis, and Balanced Scorecard. Learn the basic finance concepts such as return on investment (ROI), fixed and variable costs, and payback period.

  • Time Value of Money and Risk
    Cover time value of money (TVM) principles and risk and return. You will review the basic TVM techniques used in evaluating all financial decisions and their cash flow implications. For Risk and Return, learn how risk influences investment decisions, and how to calculate risk and rates of return. Explore the benefits of diversification and the use of the portfolio concept in investing.

  • Understanding and Managing Budgets
    A budget is a detail of expenses and incomes for a set period of time. This course covers budgets and how they are used in organizational settings including the uses and functions of master budgets, operating budgets, sales, production and cost of goods sold budgets, and cash budgets. Learn about the budgeting process, and how organizations are using different budgeting techniques to overcome operating challenges.

Course Dates and Times

Date and Times Location Course Cost/Fees
Register to get started today! Online $399

 Course Hours: 19 Hours

This workshop is offered through our continuing education online partner.