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Welcome to the Financial Management Training Center. All courses are free and accessible from this web page. Courses are downloaded to your computer by clicking on the hyperlinks on the right side of this page. You can take a short course online by clicking on the "online" hyperlink. You can also download a short course in three file formats: pdf | exe file | word. Finally, if you want to take the final exam online, click on the "take exam" hyperlink.
Formal Program with Certification
If you are seeking a formal learning program with certification, please visit the Excellence in Financial Management Program. This program is currently offering the following courses:
The program is fully described within this web site from the main menu under eLearning or go directly to www.exinfm.com/elearning.
Here is a quick summary of each web page within the Financial Management Training Center:
Course Help: Some basic help for anyone new to the Financial Management Training Center.
Frequently Asked Questions: A listing of questions and answers about the short courses.
Course Descriptions: A brief description of each short course. Also includes the recommended background you should have for taking a course.
CPE Standards: This web page identifies the Continuing Professional Education standards that short courses comply with as well as standards that short courses do not comply with. VERY IMPORTANT - Courses offered on this web site are NOT approved for credits by any governing board or other institution. Therefore, please make sure you agree your applicable standards to those outlined on this web site.
Exe File Help: A step by step guide to using the exe file version of a short course. NOTE: If you are seeking credits for a short course, then you need to take the exe file version of the short course!
Miscellaneous Files: This web page provides some additional course notes that you might find useful.
Useful Web Pages: This web page captures a few external web pages to help supplement each short course.
Language Translation: Instructions and information on how to translate short courses and all web site content into different languages.
External Links: A listing of web sites related to learning and business finance. Includes links to finance books and executive education programs.
Language Translation Feature
Short courses that are offered online can be translated from English into eight different languages using the Bable Fish feature. Click Here for more information.
Download All Courses
Click Here to download all seventeen courses (pdf files) in one single zip file.
Short courses are offered for private consumption and any commercial use of these short courses requires the execution of a License Agreement. You may distribute short courses for free and public consumption under the Permission Agreement. If you have any questions, feel free to drop me an email (firstname.lastname@example.org).
| Short Courses
Course 1: Evaluating Financial Performance online | take exam | pdf | exe file | word - A concise overview of using ratios to evaluate financial performance. Supplemental Material => Excel Workbook (Courses 1 & 2) | Live Workshop
Course 2: Financial Planning & Forecasting online | take exam | pdf | exe file | word - The basic components of financial planning and forecasting. Supplemental Material => Developing Financial Projections from Public Company White Papers
Course 5: Managing Risk - The basic steps necessary for managing risk. This course can be found in the Excellence in Financial Management Program. Supplemental Material => Risk Templates | Intro to VAR | VAR Risk Models
Course 9: Advanced Concepts in Financial Management - Intellectual Capital. This course will be developed within Module 3 of the Excellence in Financial Management Program. Supplemental Materials => Case Study | Example : IC Statement | IC Statement Guide
Course 10: Strategic Planning online | take exam | pdf | exe file | word - The basic process and steps for developing a complete strategic plan. Supplemental Materials => Assessment Templates | Planning Model (ppt)
Course 11: The Balanced Scorecard online | take exam | pdf | exe file | word - Overall understanding of how to develop a Balanced Scorecard. Supplemental Materials => Excel Templates | Excel Model | PowerPoint | Case Study | Workshop | Project Plan | White Paper by Mark Graham Brown
Course 12: Competitive Intelligence (Part 1 Introductory) online | take exam | pdf | exe file | word - The basic components of competitive intelligence. Supplemental Materials => PowerPoint | White Paper by Larry Kahaner |
Course 13: Going Public online | take exam | pdf | exe file | word - The basic process for taking a company public through an Initial Public Offering. Supplemental Materials => Timeline | Survival Guide | Officer Questions | IPO Outline | Prospectus Example | SEC Handbook |
Course 14: Activity Based Costing - How to implement Activity Based Costing. This course will be developed within Module 3 of the Excellence in Financial Management Program. Supplemental Materials => Simple ABC Model
Course 15: Creating Value in the Nonprofit Sector online | take exam | pdf | exe file | word - Applying value-based management to nonprofit and non-governmental organizations. Supplemental Materials => Logic Model Manual | Strategic Planning Manual | Social Entrepreneurship from SNPO | McKinsey Capacity Assessment | Building Capacity | Social R O I | Measuring Social Impact
Course 16: Financial Modeling - An introduction to concepts associated with financial modeling, including examples using Microsoft Excel. This course will be developed within Module 3 of the Excellence in Financial Management Program. Supplemental Materials => Excel Lesson - Tykoh | Spreadsheet Modeling Best Practices | Case Study
Course 20: Managing Human Resources - Basic practices behind human resource management. This course will be developed within Module 4 of the Excellence in Financial Management Program. Supplemental Materials => Finding Employees | Compensating Employees | Motivating Employees | Employee Performance | Terminating Employees | HR Technology | Human Capital Handbook