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Online Finance certificate program curriculum

With a combination of fundamental courses and specialized, career-focused electives, our online Finance certificate program curriculum starts with the basics and gives you the opportunity to tailor your education to meet your goals.

From accounting and personal finance to different types of investments and financial institutions, you’ll graduate with a well-rounded knowledge of how to manage the finances of a company or an individual. It’s the ideal platform for further education—or an entry-level role—in financial analysis.

Required course

C09 - Principles of Finance  

This course provides a focused look at the management of capital in a business firm. Emphasis is placed on policies and actions relating to asset structure, risk, income, and cash flows. Operating and financial analysis are also explored.
Credit Hours: 3

Course electives

A01 - Introduction to Accounting  

This course reviews the fundamentals of double-entry bookkeeping and the debit/credit method of recording transactions. The bookkeeping cycle, from recording transactions to preparing financial statements, is included. Emphasis is placed on service concerns operating as sole proprietorships.
Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite for BU330

C07 - Personal Finance  

This is a consumer-oriented overview of the practical application of economic concepts. The course emphasizes decision making about budgeting, savings, consumer strategies, insurance, investing, retirement planning and estate planning.
Credit Hours: 3

F01 - Money and Banking  

This is a study of monetary economics with an international slant. It includes complete coverage of the financial system, behavior of interest rates, financial institution management, the banking industry and its regulation, central banking and the conduct of monetary policy, international finance, and monetary theory.
Credit Hours: 3

F02 - Financial Institutions and Markets  

This course provides a detailed look at the various types of organizations that make up the financial industry and the markets within which these organizations operate. Topics include Federal Reserve monetary policy, bonds and interest rate risk, commercial banking, international banking, thrift institutions, finance companies, insurance companies, pension funds, investment banking, and venture capital. Money, mortgage, equity, derivatives, and international markets are also presented.
Credit Hours: 3

F03 - Financial Statement Analysis  

This course presents the art of analyzing financial statements and the accompanying notes, to identify the financial health of a business enterprise. The four financial statements required by generally accepted accounting principles are thoroughly analyzed and the techniques of detecting financial statement fraud are introduced.
Credit Hours: 3

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Pursue more opportunities in finance

With our Undergraduate Certificate in Finance, you’ll graduate with a broad understanding of what it takes to manage and advise on the finances of individuals and businesses. With access to our Career Tools, you will also get one-on-one interview guidance and tips for writing a better resume. Additional professional development resources, such as tips for using social media and technology in your job search, are also available through The Ashworth EDGE.

Get a head start

Undergraduate Certificate programs provide students the opportunity to earn college credits in a specific discipline without enrolling in a degree program. Students complete five courses of three credit hours each in both required and elective subjects. Graduates may apply credit toward a corresponding associate degree at Ashworth College.

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