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5 Reasons to Take a Finance Class

Continuing education is critical for anyone working in fast-growing and ever-changing business environments. It becomes even more important for financial professionals who need certain skills to succeed in an often-chaotic, volatile economy. Check out our Power of One infographic for more info on the benefits of taking just one online finance class:

Taking just one online college course may increase your business intelligence and help you get ahead in finance, even if you don't want to pursue a degree.

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So, where should you start? Here are our recommendations for the top finance courses designed to help improve your knowledge and performance in your current career or as you look to transition to a career in finance:

Consumer Credit
The purpose of this course is to present consumer-lending basics including regulations, credit policy, operations, loan closings and loan servicing, product knowledge and the decision-making process. The focus is on how to make an appropriate consumer loan by using a decision making process which includes interviewing, investigating and knowing various loan products. Includes lecture material and related case studies for students to develop fundamental credit skills and sound lending judgment.

Financial Modeling
In this course, students will develop and build comprehensive financial models relative to various corporate finance and investment scenarios. Through active learning, students will build models relative to amortization, the time value of money, financial derivatives and option pricing. Students must have a mid-level working knowledge of Microsoft Excel prior to entering the course. Basic knowledge of Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) is also helpful. This course serves as a compliment to Managerial Finance and Financial Derivatives.

Insurance and Risk Management
This course identifies and evaluates business and personal risk using insurance as a risk management tool. Students will study introductory and advanced topics in risk management as well as life, health, property and liability insurance with their related legal and compliance issues.

With The Power of One at New England College of Business, we make it easy for you to take one of these classes or choose from many others to start advancing your knowledge and skills in finance.

Here's how:

  • An award-winning learning platform tailored to suit working professionals
  • Five- to eight-week course completion times
  • No prerequisites (bachelor's degree required for graduate-level courses)
  • Course credits that may be applied to a degree program
  • No application fee

Ready to take an online class to advance your career in finance? Learn more about online classes available from New England College of Business or call 800-997-1673 for more information.

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