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Fuel your business finance career forward.

In today’s competitive workplace, business finance knowledge is the driving force that ignites success. Our Micro-certificate in Business Finance is the fuel you need to propel your career towards new horizons. You’ll gain invaluable skills and tools for financial planning, management and analysis. With a comprehensive approach, you will develop various strategies to strengthen your decision making for potential business challenges. Begin this journey and enhance your career with the essential skills needed to confidently drive ahead and achieve your business goals.

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Program description

Having strong knowledge in finance is a very influential part of running a successful business. It’s what helps you make smart decisions and maintain your business’ health. This certificate will give you the skills and knowledge to excel in the dynamic world of finance. Through a comprehensive curriculum, you will gain a deeper understanding of financial analysis and basic financial management theory. You will develop the ability to prepare and analyze journal entries, financial statements, balance sheet and reports. By the end of the program, you will have the confidence and expertise to tackle financial obstacles, ensuring your business thrives in today’s competitive environment.

Program highlights

  • Career Enhancer: Regardless of your industry or stage of your career, you’ll gain knowledge and skills that are applicable across all industries and in high demand.
  • Stackable: This program will give you laddering opportunities into other micro-credentials or to non-credit programs.
  • Manageable: To suit your busy schedule, this program gives you the freedom to decide when and where to study.
  • Credibility: You will earn a micro-certificate from a well-respected and recognized university.

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Through the StrongerBC future skills grant, students may be eligible to receive funding for this program. View details and eligibility

Program outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program you will:

  • apply financial analysis and management skills with an understanding of basic financial management theory
  • develop principles and practical expertise to prepare and analyze journal entries, financial statements, balance sheets and reports for small to medium sized businesses
  • demonstrate skills to support successful business finance challenges and budgetary planning within an organization
  • understand the accounting cycle and carry out financial forecasting
  • demonstrate the basic concepts and theory of corporate finance and how it relates to business strategy
  • identify sources of financing

Who is this program for?

This program is designed for learners who want in enhance their understanding of business finance to excel in their current industry. It is also ideal for those seeking a career change, individuals managing a business, or anyone looking to establish a solid foundation for further studies in finance and accounting.

This program is a great fit if you:

Do some or all the following apply to you? This program could enhance your professional development if you:

  • are interested in understanding financial management within the context of starting and running a business
  • value continuous learning, professional development and the application of financial knowledge to solve business challenges
  • are motivated by new ideas, problem-solving and want to build successful businesses
  • prioritize long-term financial planning, career advancement and making informed decisions
  • have a willingness to take on challenges, knowing that financial knowledge and skills can contribute to success

Career options

Some of our learners pursue careers in the following roles:
  • Small Business Owner/Manager
  • Finance Administrator
  • Business Analyst
  • Bookkeeper 
  • Finance Manager
  • Administration Officer


Courses and fees

The Micro-certificate in Business Finance requires the following three courses. Please visit course pages to review prerequisites.

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Program planning

A different selection of courses are offered every term. To see our upcoming offerings, please view our anticipated course schedule. Students are welcome to contact our office ( for help with course selection.

Estimated fees

Description Fee
Program fee $20.00
Course 1 $595.00
Course 2 $595.00
Course 3 $595.00
Estimated Total $1,805.00*
Fees listed in this section are an estimate. Total program fees may vary depending on delivery format, course selections, student fees, textbooks and taxes.

Application information

Admission requirements


How to apply

No application is necessary, simply select any of the three courses required for the micro-certificate and register for them independently. When registering, you will have the option to purchase the Micro-certificate in Business Finance fee at an additional cost of $20. You are only required to select this when registering for one of the three courses. 

Once you have completed your third course, your certificate will be automatically issued and sent to you. Certificates will be sent approximately one month after the completion of your third course. 


Note: We are unable to retroactively issue a micro-certificate. Students must purchase the $20 program fee prior to the last day of the last course in the program.

StrongerBC future skills grant

The StrongerBC future skills grant is now available in 2024 (January to March) for midstream learners. For more information and eligibility criteria, view the grant details.


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