Online Graduate Certificate in Finance and Accounting for Entrepreneurs
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Enhance your career potential
Help advance your business acumen with our Graduate Certificate in Finance & Accounting. Discover how to read and develop the financial statements and reports critical to running a business. You’ll also acquire strategies for growing and expanding a business including raising capital, gaining Wall Street wisdom and supporting business growth and development.
Fall classes start on October 6
Program at a glance
11-week courses in the program
Cost per course
Earn your degree online with Strayer
Beyond Accounting 101
Gain additional foundational knowledge in accounting and finance principles to track business transactions and make financial decisions from an owner’s perspective.
Build your skills
- Gain familiarity with the impact of the US and global economy on your business
- Develop an understanding of the key financial principles, statements and reports critical to running a business from Wall Street knowledge to board room basics
- Understand capital raising and financial options for the growth and development of your l business in the digital age
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Affording your degree
At Strayer, you’ll find plenty of ways to make your tuition affordable, so you can worry less about your budget and get down to business.
cost per course
degree conferral (one-time only)
technology fee (one per term)
Broaden your skill set in just three courses
Expand your entrepreneurial accounting and finance skills with and develop a deeper understanding of human capital, economic incentives and markets, as well as FinTech topics like blockchain, AI, and cryptocurrency.
It takes funding to develop and grow a startup. This course will discuss methods to raise capital for a digital business. Topics covered include identifying key players, venture capitalists, negotiation, financing stages, convertible debt, the term sheet, the capitalization table, letters of intent and associated legal implications.
Applies relevant economic theory to develop a framework of analysis and techniques that business managers can use in deciding how to allocate a firm's scarce resources to achieve its objectives. Uses economic analysis to support business strategy decisions that promote competitiveness in an environment of changing domestic and international market conditions, government regulations, trade policies and resource availability. Systematically analyzes how global economic integration affects the production, input sourcing and pricing decisions of firms operating in different market structures. Prerequisite MAT 510 or MAT 540
Understanding financial concepts from board room basics to Wall Street wisdom is crucial at your digital startup. This course will provide an overview of key financial principles, statements and reports. Topics covered include financial concepts and analysis, the stock market, mergers and acquisitions, and financial statement development and evaluation as well as FinTech topics such as blockchain, AI and cryptocurrency.
Graduate Certificate admission requirements
Before you can pursue your graduate certificate, you’ll need to enroll at Strayer. Here’s what you’ll need to get started for admission to the university.
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Students applying to Washington, D.C., or New Jersey campuses must provide proof of proper immunization.
Transferring to Strayer from another university?
Some or all of the credits you’ve earned may be transferable.
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