HBS 417 Finance Essentials
This is an Online Training (OLT) course. Let’s face it—money is the fuel that keeps your organization running. No matter your role, by understanding the fundamentals of finance, you ensure your team will make the most of its resources. Learn how to interpret financial statements, create a budget, and invest wisely to produce the desired returns.

You will learn to:
  • Use financial ratios to interpret financial statement numbers and gauge your company’s financial health.
  • Create a budget that aligns with your company’s strategy.
  • Determine whether the benefits of a new investment outweigh the costs.
  • Track the financial performance of your operations, projects, or investments.
  • Develop your team’s financial literacy so they can understand the big picture, improve their performance, and make better decisions.
Target Attendees
All DoD acquisition workforce members
Predecessor Course(s) (Acceptable substitutes for meeting current course prerequisite and certification standards)
Predecessor Predecessor Course Title PDS Code Accepted Until
None None None None
Course Length
Approximately 3 hours to complete
Additional Course Information
Delivery Mode  Distance Learning
Equivalent Courses  N/A
ACE Recommended Credits  None
Current CEU, CLP and RRP      Click here for Previous Allocation
Continuous Education Units  0
Continuous Learning Points
Reservist Retirement Points 0  
  • Any exams in this course must be passed with a minimum score of 80%.
  • There is no time limit for completing this course.
  • After completing the course, please be sure to complete the survey at the end.