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Terry College of Business

Fundamentals of Finance

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About the course

A fundamental understanding of finances by leaders ensures that all areas of the business are thoughtfully considered when evaluating and implementing strategic changes. In University of Georgia’s online Fundamentals of Finance program, you’ll learn the basic concepts and analytical tools of finance in the corporate finance and investment arenas.

Upon completion of the course, participants will receive a Fundamentals of Finance Certificate from University of Georgia’s Terry College of Business.


  • Reformulate financial statements to facilitate accurate and decision making analyses
  • Learn time value of money, and the importance of receiving it sooner to accrue interest
  • Understand whether long term investments are worth funding
  • Value companies, businesses, and investment projects
  • Evaluate and manage business risks

Online format

Once registered for Fundamentals of Finance, participants will have access to the course from the scheduled start date for three consecutive months. Participants work at their own pace, and may choose to complete the course well before the three months expires or work through the class and return to any module at their own pace throughout three months. Upon completion of the class, participants will be awarded a Fundamentals of Finance Certificate from the Terry College of Business, University of Georgia.

Who should attend

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

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Chris Pope

Dr. Pope works with participants to develop an understanding of finance and how it impacts decisions they face daily in the workplace. Education PhD, Business Economics, Indiana University, 2000 MSIE, Industrial Engineering, Georgia Tech, 1994 BIE, Industrial Engineering, Georgia Tech, 1993 ...


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