CFT Finance Essentials for Managers Certificate

Course Number: MindEdge

Course Code: MindEdge

This online certificate program introduces non-financial managers to the essentials of finance. The course will help you become conversant in critical financial terminology, and you’ll learn how to calculate key financial management indicators.

You will learn how to assess your organization’s financial health by reviewing balance sheets, income statements, and statements of cash flow, and you will discover how finance and accounting tools can be used to support informed decision making within organizations.

Each 3 to 5 hour, self-paced course offers an assortment of interactive exercises, videos, selected readings, case studies, and self-assessments that engage you and structure your learning about organizational finance.

Upon successful completion of all courses in this certificate program, you can download and print a Certificate of Completion.

Courses Included in this Certificate

  • How to Read a Financial Statement
  • Introduction to Finance 
  • Introduction to Business Statistics
  • Financial Planning and Control 
  • Time Value of Money and Risk 
  • Understanding and Managing Budgets


All courses in this certificate have an “Ask the Expert” feature, which submits your questions directly to an expert in the field you are studying. Questions are answered as quickly as possible and usually within 24 hours.

This course does not require any additional purchases of supplementary materials.

Learners must achieve an average test score of at least 70% to meet the minimum successful completion requirement and qualify to receive IACET CEU credit. Learners will have three attempts at all graded assessments.

These courses are available for purchase individually. Please contact the CFT office for more information.


Prerequisites: N/A

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Member Price: $399.00
Non-Member Price: $499.00
Textbook Charge: $0.00

Credits: Leadership PDUs: 0.25 Strategic & Business Management PDUs: 13 Technical PM PDUs: 5.75 CEUs: 1.9 (Contact Hours: 19 hours) HRCIs: 19 (Type: Specified - Strategic Business: 19) SHRMs: 19

Length: 19 Hours

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