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Accounting & Finance Courses


Financial knowledge and an understanding of basic accounting skills are of utmost importance for businesses today. That is why the Institute for Professional Excellence provides courses to help you increase your knowledge and advance in your career.

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Certified Management Accountant (CMA) Exam Prep

COST: $1,640 per part

LENGTH: 2 part course, 15 weeks each (runs each Fall and Winter semesters)

January 8 - April 23, 2019
Tuesdays from 6 p.m. – 8:50 p.m.REGISTER

January 7 - April 27, 2019REGISTER

A two-part course with focused curriculum that will prepare you for the Certified Management Accountant (CMA) certification exam. Achieving the CMA credential proves your mastery of financial planning, analysis, control, and decision support.

Statistically, CMAs earn 28% more in the U.S. than noncertified professionals. While taking our exam prep course does not guarantee that you pass the exam, we are committed to increasing your chances.

After completing both CMA I & II, you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate your ability to effetely plan, forecast, and determine budgets
  • Measure performance, manage costs, and monitor internal controls
  • Understand financial statements and decision analysis techniques
  • Apply corporate finance strategies
  • Improve investment decision-making
  • Demonstrate strong professional ethics

Participants must pass both the CMA Part I and CMA Part II exams to earn the designation. 

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*Real Time Virtual (RTV) learning is an online classroom with weekly meeting days and times. Students connect through a computer with a camera and headset in real-time. You may attend from home or your nearest DU campus.


Finance for the Non-Financial Manager

COST: $495

LENGTH: 1 day, 9 a.m – 5 p.m.

November 15, 2018REGISTER

October 4, 2018REGISTER

Take the guesswork out of your decision-making and deliver a better bottom line. This 1-day course is designed for managers who want an applicable understanding of financial concepts, tools, and techniques.

By the end of this course, you will have a grasp on the numbers side of business and the impact that it has. You will be able to apply your training to contribute strategic information to your organization by analyzing opportunities, assessing risks, and effectively communicating ideas.

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Apply basic finance principles and use financial terminology
  • Evaluate the financial viability of projects
  • Apply tools for effective capital planning, budgeting, and forecasting
  • Communicate information through financial terms
  • Leverage data and analysis in decision-making


This course is eligible for 7 CPE credits through the NASBA and 7 PDCs through SHRM.