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Financial Leadership Certificate

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Innovate Like the Great DaVinci

Make “cents” of your organization's bottom line by earning the online Financial Leadership certificate, which combines professional and technology training to enhance your financial management skills. Understanding how finance, technology, and data intersect helps individuals to better manage operations and processes. After completing this series of courses, participants will be able to engage in finance-focused teams with their personal leadership style, apply principles of good data analytics and utilize appropriate financial technology (fintech) terminology and approaches.

Today, professionals are expected to be well-rounded and skilled in multiple disciplines, while also having a specialization to stand out. Inspired by famed artist and scientist, Leonardo da Vinci (Mona Lisa, anyone?), LSU Online & Continuing Education is proud to offer DaVinci Certificate programs that fuse technical or business-related knowledge with skill sets gained from the humanities and social sciences.

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Course Listing

Course Listing: Financial Leadership

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Learning Outcomes

What will I learn from an online Financial Leadership certificate?

Execution in a Fintech World

Students who successfully complete this course will be able to:

  • Discuss the changing role of technology in banking
  • Organize a cohesive proposed experiment, test plan, and risk management plan for a business case

Personality & Leadership (Online)

Students who successfully complete this course will be able to:

  • Describe how personalities are shaped and formed, and how it impacts behavior
  • Explain how personality type, communication preferences, and leadership competencies impact the workplace
  • Create a personal development plan

Introduction to Data Analytics (Online)

Students who successfully complete this course will be able to:

  • Construct business framing applications for analytics problem-solving processes
  • Apply spreadsheet software to manipulate and prepare data for analysis.
  • Identify insights from data using exploratory data analysis.
  • Communicate analysis insights to intended audiences, such as business stakeholders
Career Outlook

Career Outlook: Financial Leadership

The online Financial Leadership certificate program may prepare you for these roles:

  • Financial Planner
  • Finance Director
  • Finance Manager
  • Director Of Accounting
  • Finance Planning Manager

Cost: Financial Leadership

The cost for each individual course is:

  • Execution in a Fintech World - $995
  • Personality & Leadership - $250
  • Introduction to Data Analytics - $775

If you purchase each course in this program individually, the total cost for all three courses is $2,020.

Bundle and save!

  • If purchased as a certificate program, you’ll receive a bundle discount for a total cost of $1,500.

Payment is due prior to beginning the course.

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Note: Prices are subject to change. Contact an Enrollment Coach to see what savings you may qualify for.

Timeframe to Completion

Timeframe: Financial Leadership

How fast can I complete an online Financial Leadership certificate?

If you purchase the courses individually, you have two (2) to six (6) weeks to complete each course. If you purchase the Certificate bundle, you will have four (4) months to complete the program.

Digital Badge Details

Digital Badge: Financial Leadership

Successful completion of all courses within the program earns you an official LSU digital badge to show off your skill sets. This badge can be used to bulk up your online résumé and showcase your expertise in the topic. Badges are distributed through Badgr. For more information on digital badges, visit the LSU digital badge page. If you have completed this program, request your badge.

Student Pathways

Student Pathways: Financial Leadership

Courses in the online Financial Leadership certificate are also required to complete other programs from LSU Online & Continuing Education. Complete this program and you will already have completed a course required for our:

Some professional certificate programs are also approved to count as credit toward an online degree program through Prior Learning Assessment (PLA).

Contact an Enrollment Coach today to help put you on a personalized path toward your career goals.

Technical Requirements

Technical Requirements: Financial Leadership

This online course requires access to a computer with internet access (Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox recommended), email, MS PowerPoint, and Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Refund & Cancellation Policy

Refund & Cancellation Policy: Financial Leadership

Our refund and cancellation policies vary and are subject to change. See the most updated policies.