Courses in the Financial Management and Decision-Making certificate help prepare learners to launch a career in finance, build a core business management framework, or prepare for a graduate program. This program is completed fully online.
Financial Management and Decision-Making students engage with essential finance theory and skills as they complete their three required core courses and two electives.
*Financial Accounting must be completed before Corporate Finance
The Financial Management Resource Guide, a self-paced resource guide hosted in Canvas, is available at no cost to students throughout the completion of the certificate.
This elective course teaches knowledge and skills especially relevant to those pursuing careers in investing and portfolio management. But even for corporate managers, the course provides insight into how important corporate stakeholders, namely, shareholders and investors, get and respond to information about corporate financial performance.
This course covers major topics in both microeconomics and macroeconomics that are relevant and important to financial decision makers in business firms.
This required course teaches principles and practices in corporate finance, with a particular emphasis on evaluating levels of risk and rates of return on corporate investments and resource allocations.
This required course teaches you the terminology, tools, and techniques of financial accounting and shows you the relationships among major types of financial statements: balance sheets, cash flow statements, and income and expense statements.
Financial accounting looks back at past financial performance and generates statements meant especially for a companys external stakeholders, such as investors, lenders, and government regulators. Managerial analysis looks forward and serves decision makers inside the company.
This elective course provides an overview of topics in behavioral economics. It focuses on using the concepts studied to both understand and improve financial (and other) decisions. Areas covered include thought systems, learning, biases, overconfidence, choices, and practical applications in finance and business.
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