Certificate in Financial Fluency

Become fluent in all things business finance

Take your financial management knowledge to the next level. First, master the basics of finance, even without previous training in accounting or finance. Learn from real-life examples and understand key financial concepts, terminology and methodology. Then, dive into advanced techniques to measure performance, plan future actions, and make informed business decisions that impress your team and your executives.



Comprised of two standalone modules, enrol in either module to gain the financial skills right for you or the full Certificate program to receive a well-rounded experience and significant tuition savings.

Certificate in Financial Fluency

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Fees: $5,995
Length: 5 days of study
Next Session: November 14, 2024 to
May 23, 2025
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Certificate in Financial Fluency

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Finance Made Easy–The
Ultimate Learn-All of Business Finance

Financial expertise can make all the difference in an organization and in leadership. Sure, knowing a few terms is helpful, but to excel in your career, you need to familiarize yourself with the topic. 

Over 5 days of study, broken up into two standalone modules, this Certificate program will provide all the need-to-knows of Finance from the very beginning. In the first module, Financial Fluency for Non-Financial Managers: Fundamentals,  learn what to look for and leverage in corporate reports and support business decisions with solid financial proof.

Professionals and leaders in non-financial positions that still require basic financial knowledge, such as marketing, development, project management, sales and operations, will get integral knowledge to jump-start their financial fluency journey, including a line-by-line understanding of the profit and loss (P&L) statement and balance sheets.

In the next module, Financial Fluency for Non-Financial Managers: Advanced, develop your own methodology for analyzing statements and the financial strengths of your business. Explore new innovations in strategic management accounting for more confident decision-making.

Get Training in Marketable Skills

Budget Management
Financial Analysis
Financial Reporting
Resource Management

4 Reasons to Enrol

Amazing Education for Busy Professionals

This program packs compelling and concise financial learnings in just 5 days of study, split into two standalone modules. Quickly return to work with a new skillset to advance your career, or take the module that best suits your needs.

Stand Out from the Crowd

Gain sought-after finance skills and make a lasting impression as a confident business leader.

Learn from the Pros

Train with top-rated Schulich ExecEd instructors who are consistently ranked among the world’s best.

Earn Higher Pay

Schulich ExecEd students gain the confidence, skills and perspective to attain better roles, launch new ventures, and lead their teams to new heights.

Who Will Benefit

Aspiring Leaders

Develop a foundation in financial accounting and prepare for a leadership role in project management, coordination and development. Professionals in various industries such as marketing, development, project coordination and sales will learn practical skills in financial accounting and gain the credentials for leadership roles.

Mid-Career Leaders

With formal financial training, managers and mid-career leaders will be able to back up their strategies with tangible data and earn greater trust from their teams and executives. Then, in the second module, expand your existing financial acumen with advanced methodologies and gain the skills and credentials for more senior roles in project management, coordination and development.

Business Owners

Aspiring and current business owners will gain absolute fluency in their organization’s financial status and oversee organizational budgets and capital costs with confidence. Get clarity on every part of your financial strategy and budget accordingly for your long-term goals.

Program Overview

  • A complete in-depth introduction to the content, concepts and terminology of financial systems in order to make more informed business decisions. Topics include:

    • Introduction to Financial Management
    • Financial Statements, Analyses and Planning
    • Understanding the Financial Information System and Investments
  • Discover advanced techniques to measure performance, plan future actions, and make informed business decisions that impress your team and your executives. Topics include:

    • Using Financial Information for Key Management and Strategic Decision-Making
    • Financial Accounting
    • Managerial Accounting
  • Fall 2024 Dates Time
    Financial Fluency for Non-Financial Managers: Fundamentals 11/14/2024 - 11/16/2024 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Financial Fluency for Non-Financial Managers: Advanced 5/22/2025 - 5/23/2025 9:00 am - 4:00 pm


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What You Get

After completing Certificate in Financial Fluency, you'll receive an authentic digital badge from the #1 business school in Canada that employers will recognize.

As more and more companies look for candidates with specific skills, this badge on your CV will be a credible assurance of your achievements and expertise, allowing the right roles to find you faster.


Provided upon completing a longer program that may comprise several badges signifying a more extensive skill set.

Pre-Approved HRPA Hours

42 HRPA-CPD Hours

This program has been approved for CDP hours under Section A of the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Log of the Human Resource Professionals Association (HRPA). Be sure to note the program ID number on your CPD log. For more information about certification or continuing professional development, visit the HRPA website at www.hrpa.ca/hrdesignations_/Pages/Continuing-Professional-Development.aspx

Custom Programs for Organizations

Use this program as we designed it, or alter it to fit your company’s needs. Either way, we can help you improve your organization's talent pipeline. Get in touch with our custom programs team today.

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