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Finance Noncredit Certificate


Designed for Non-Financial Managers

Financial management made simple for entrepreneurs, business owners and any individual interested in learning bookkeeping basics to better understand financial reports and statements. No accounting experience required, but participants will be expected to do prep work outside of class.

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April 3-May 12, 2023
6 Weeks


Scheduled Online Study (Canvas)
Instructor is also available during regular office hours


$299 for all 6 Weeks
(excluding textbooks)

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The Future is Bright

Effective financial planning and management is critical to any new venture, particularly if you're an entrepreneur or would like to gain a deeper knowledge of the revenue drivers for your company or organization.

Entrepreneurship plays a vital role in the growth of the U.S. economy. 

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Supercharge Your Decision Making

This certificate is relevant to anyone who uses financial information to make business decisions, including:

  • Marketing or production managers
  • R&D and sales managers
  • Entrepreneurs and small business owners
  • Nonprofit organizations
  • First-time supervisors

Flexible Classes

This certificate program covers six essential competencies. New content available every week. The instructor will also be available during regular office hours of Tuesday mornings from 8-10 a.m. and Tuesday evenings from 6-8 p.m. for additional questions or support. 

Textbooks: (Required) Accounting for Non-Accountants, 3rd ed. Author: Label. Also Study Guide and Workbook for Accounting for Non-Accountants, 3rd ed. Author: Label. (Optional) Accounting Quickstart Guide, 3rd ed. Author: Bauerle.

The Basics

Spring 2023

Online Study: April 3-9
An overview of business types, accounting, audits and fraud.

Financial Statements

Spring 2023

Online Study: April 10-16
Reviewing balance sheets, income statements and statements of cash flow

Bookkeeping Topics

Spring 2023

Online Study: April 17-23
Basic understanding of income and expenses as well as assets, liabilities and stockholder's equity, including business activity reporting

Financial Statement Analysis

Spring 2023

Online Study: April 24-30
Learn how to analyze sales and earnings data, including inventory turnover and key short-term ratios.


Spring 2023

Online Study: May 1-7
How each type of budget fits into a master budget and aids decision-making.

Capstone Project 

Spring 2023

Online Study: May 8-12
Complete a capstone project from provided options.

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Take the Next Step in Your Career

Gain a Competitive Edge

Upon successful completion of this 6-week program, you will receive an exclusive UW-Green Bay credential, a digital badge validating your accomplishment and signaling to employers your mastery of the curriculum. The digital badge can be featured on LinkedIn, your resume, email signature or website.
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Julie Troullier
Vice President, Lee Construction & 4435 Custer, LLC

Julie is the owner of two successful small businesses. She also has nineteen years experience teaching business education. With background in both worlds, she will guide participants to a better understanding of the language of finance, and why it is important to have a grasp of its role in all aspects of your business or organization.

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Need Guidance?

If you have questions about this certificate, please call Teri Zuege-Halvorsen, Executive Regional Manager, at 920-663-7316 or email to learn more.

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