Kaplan University School of Professional and Continuing Education Kaplan University School of Professional and Continuing Education

Finance for Managers Certificate Program

In today's business world, when every manager is held accountable for the bottom line, you have to understand, analyze, communicate and apply financial information effectively. As a manager, you need to know how to identify an opportunity, justify a request, quantify contributions, and spot profit drains immediately.

Offering an accessible overview of finance for managers, this curriculum features courses and material that can help you further your career and build your future. From basic mathematical calculations to analysis of capital budgeting techniques, the curriculum shows you the concepts and tools that can help you make more informed and financially sound decisions on a daily basis.

You will benefit from innovative online course design and delivery, allowing you to:

  • Study anytime, anywhere with our self-paced online program
  • Stay engaged and motivated by using multiple study tools such as videos, case studies, interactive exercises, and online assessments
  • Receive ongoing support as you need it from faculty and academic advisors
  • Apply learning to real-life situations during your education
  • Pay as You Go, if you desire

Here is an at-a-glance description of the courses, the time involved, the study tools, the student support you receive, the cost, and your enrollment options.

There are 5 courses, each designed to be completed in approximately 30 days, resulting in 6 months or less to complete the entire program:

  • Quantitative Methods in Business
  • Economics for Managers
  • Accounting Essentials
  • Using Accounting Information
  • Corporate Finance

You should plan to spend at least 8 to 10 hours per week on your coursework. The entire program is online and self-paced, so you can study anytime, anywhere. Course quizzes and exams are taken conveniently online.

You will have ongoing support throughout your education from the following:

  • Instructors
  • Academic advisors
  • Technical support advisors

Choose from two types of enrollment, both with low-risk trial periods:

  • Pay in Full ($1,299)
  • Pay as You Go (Pay $299 at the start of each course, or $1,495 total)

The Finance for Managers Certificate program is designed to give you the knowledge and confidence you need to assess or make critical financial business decisions day-in and day-out.

You will gain a stronger understanding of managerial accounting, financial analysis, economics, and risk management. Our industry-leading instructors will guide you through the program and help you to:

  • Analyze a firm’s financial performance relative to its industry
  • Understand and apply the time value of money calculations
  • Evaluate the meanings and relationships between the major components of income statements and balance sheets
  • Calculate and interpret key financial ratios such as return on equity, return run on assets, debt/leverage ratios, current ratios, and others
  • Appreciate the financial and strategic differences between high-growth firms and firms that are in decline
  • Put strategic cash flow principles to work for your business
  • Understand the interaction between executive compensation and the financial performance of the firm

Our programs focus on the concepts, as well as the situations in which they should be applied. Our real-world sample problems, case studies, and instructor experiences bring these abstract concepts to life. Your enhanced financial skills should help you and your firm:

  • Increase productivity
  • Reduce costs
  • Improve revenue

Kaplan's Finance for Managers Certificate program incorporates the latest in innovative course design and delivery. It is designed around you, the student.

Your course will include:

  • Content-rich videos
  • Supplemental PDFs to enhance key points
  • Interactive and engaging exercises throughout
  • Online quizzes and final exams
  • Access to faculty feedback on all submitted assignments
  • Use of message boards to access both instructors and students

Upon completion of Kaplan's Finance for Managers Certificate program, you will have gained an understanding of financial principles, terms, reports, cycles, and market forces.

Over the past 20 years, Kaplan has helped hundreds of thousands of professionals leverage their careers in finance. Connect with the leading educational provider more people turn to for concise and current curriculum, expert instruction, and online tools that allow you to study anytime, anywhere.

Managers often find themselves thrust into a position where they need a stronger understanding of financial analysis and decision making, yet they possess very little formal education in managerial accounting, finance, economics, or risk management.

Or, they see peers with a solid financial education advancing more swiftly in their respective careers. Managers in virtually any organization will see the immediate benefits of financial knowledge in their day-to-day operations, so get started today with the Finance for Managers Certificate program!

To enroll, you must possess a 2-year associate’s degree or higher. Exceptions may be allowed. A working knowledge of basic Excel functions is desirable.

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