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
Available to all students except those in industry
Predecessor Course(s)
Predecessor Predecessor Course Title PDS Code Expires On
None None None None
Course Length
Approximately 3 hours to complete
Additional Course Information
Delivery Mode Online Training
Equivalent Courses  N/A
Availability All
Walk-ins Authorized  N/A
Pre-work required   No
First Offering  5/28/2020
ACE Recommended Credits  N/A
Continuous Education Units  0
Continuous Learning Points
Reservist Retirement Points 0  
Historical Allocations Mouse Over for Past CEU/CLPs
Fulfillment Eligible   N/A
Technical Requirements Click Here
  • This course is available to all except Industry.
Additional Information:
  • 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.
  • The CLPs assigned to this learning activity may be used to meet professional certification and/or licensure requirements (PDUs/CPE credits).