Fundamentals of Finance

Date:
Aug 20 - Dec 03, 2018 (Classes will begin online on August 20, 2018 and will close on December 3, 2018.)
Location:
Online Course
UGA E-Learning Commons
Cost:
$950.00
 

About Fundamentals of Finance

Financial literacy is critical to having a comprehensive view of business. By increasing your awareness of how money works, you can contribute to your level of success through savvy business decisions making you a valuable asset to your organization.

A fundamental understanding of finances ensures that all areas of the business are thoughtfully considered when evaluating and implementing strategic changes. Expand your knowledge to effectively communicate with financial executives and learn how to use data to persuade corporate officers to fund projects.

Who Will Benefit

Managers and leaders responsible for managing costs, margins, revenue, or efficiency as well as accounting and finance professionals.

Career Impact

  • Reformulate financial statements to facilitate an analysis
  • Learn time value of money, any amount of money is worth more the sooner it is received given it can gain interest
  • Understand if long term investments are worth funding
  • Value companies, businesses, and investment projects
  • Evaluate and manage business risks

Online Formatting 

Once registered for Fundamentals of Finance, participants will have access to the class beginning from the next scheduled start date for three months. Participants work at their own pace, and thus can complete the class well before the three months expires but have the flexibility to work through the class and return to any module at their own pace throughout three months. Upon completion of the class, participants will receive a Fundamentals of Finance Certificate from Terry College of Business, University of Georgia.

Chris Pope, PhD

Dr. Pope works with participants to develop an understanding of finance and how it impacts decisions they face daily in the workplace. Dr. Pope holds a PhD in Business Economics from Indiana University and has been on faculty at the University of Georgia, Terry College of Business for the last twelve years teaching undergraduates and executives. He also owns an economic consulting firm that has done work in online education as well as economic analysis for multiple firms in the Southeastern United States.

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 I made it through 22+ years
as an Accountant and Corporate Controller without needing to use very many finance principles.  As a new CFO, I am finding out how valuable those concepts can be.  

Wendy J. Cook, Senior VP & CFO, Athens Regional Health System

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Chris Pope
PhD, Senior Faculty, Terry College of Business, University of Georgia

Chris Pope PhD. Senior Faculty Terry College of Business, University of Georgia

Dr. Pope holds a PhD in Business Economics from Indiana University and has been on faculty at the University of Georgia, Terry College of Business for the last twelve years teaching undergraduates and executives.  He also owns an economic consulting firm that has done work in online education as well as economic analysis for multiple firms in the Southeast United States.
 

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