Finance Professional

Price: $3,799.00

The Finance Professional
Businesses of all kinds require professionals who understand the intricacies of finance in a variety of ways.  Finance professionals have the opportunity to put their skills to work in a number of different fields providing analytical support that helps to drive the most important decisions for C-level executives.  This program presents students with the frameworks and tools used to measure value – both in terms of corporate and personal assets. Students will gain a fundamental understanding of the principles of valuation, the concepts of time value of money and risk as well as the major determinants of value creation.   

The Finance Professional Program
Taking students through both theoretical and real-world examples to demonstrate the valuation of assets, this program will help students in various decision-making processes not only in business, but in personal finance as well. Moreover, this program will introduce students to the basics of evaluating corporate financial statements, evaluating certain aspects of a company to determine its overall wealth or health, both of which go to shareholder value – every company’s overall mission.  The program ensures students have a firm understanding of risk and return, individual and collective financial markets, the application of capital budgeting tools and learn how to properly evaluate capital structure and dividend policy in a global context.

The Finance Professional program provides students with a foundational knowledge of financial management. The program covers key language and terminology, time-value of money, financial markets and securities, financial statements, financial analysis, risk and return, valuation of stocks and bonds, capital budgeting and valuation, cost of capital and capital structure, working capital management, dividend policy, and international finance. Students are required to apply the various financial tools and understand how they impact financial decision-making. 

    

 

Program Objectives
At the conclusion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Explain why the primary role of the firm and the financial manager is to maximize shareholder wealth
  • Analyze financial statements
  • Apply time-value of money tools
  • Explain risk and return relationships
  • Evaluate financial markets and securities traded on financial markets
  • Apply capital budgeting tools
  • Evaluate capital structure and dividend policy
  • Evaluate how international issues impact the firm
  • Use Microsoft Office

Note:  In order to qualify for an externship, students must successfully complete the program, including all quizzes and final exams, and be available for a background check and/or a potential drug screen.  This program can be completed in 6 months.  However, students will have online access to this program for a 12-month period.  

Education and Certifications

  • Finance Professional Program candidates should have or be pursuing a high school diploma or GED.
  • National Certification AvailableStudents who complete this comprehensive course would be prepared to sit for the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Certification Exam.

Optional Volunteer Externship Opportunity

Students who complete this program are eligible to participate in an optional volunteer externship opportunity with a local company/agency/organization whose work aligns with this area of study in order to gain valuable hands-on experience.  As students progress through their eLearning program, an Externship Coordinator will reach out to coordinate placement.

Note:
Additional documentation including health records, immunizations, drug-screening, criminal background checks, etc. may be required by the externship facility.