What Financial Courses Are Available Online?

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Online Financial Courses

Getting into the financial sector or at least gaining some financial skills or qualifications is a major bonus when searching for the perfect employment opportunity. Thanks to distance learning and online opportunities, you don't need to give up your existing job or even leave the comfort of your own home to gain accredited financial qualifications.

There are some wonderful online courses that can be taken completely at your own pace, and in time you could be qualified to take up almost any finance based job out there. Whether you want to set yourself on the path to becoming a fully qualified accountant or would just like some basic all round bookkeeping skills, all you need is the willingness to study and a little hard work.

The New York Institute of Finance

Now celebrating its 90th anniversary, The New York Institute of Finance is undeniably one of the best learning institutions around. They offer a multitude of financial courses online, so you don't need to be a resident of New York to feel like you are a part of this wonderful institution.

Virtual NYIF is a live training, web based environment that allows you to feel like you are part of a real classroom. It's the next best thing to actually being there, as you can listen to lectures, take part in the exercises provided and even ask questions and receive feedback. Virtual NYIF students are able to interact with lecturers and even each other, either vocally or through text.

Financial courses available include:

  • Financial Modeling (from basic spreadsheet modeling to corporate finance)
  • Derivatives (basic introduction to advanced strategies)
  • Accounting and Tax
  • Alternative Investments
  • Project Finance
  • Risk Management and many more

Professional certificates include:

  • Certificate in Credit
  • Certificate in Finance
  • Certificate in Derivatives and Risk Management
  • Certificate in Portfolio Management, and
  • Certificate in Wealth Management

You can also contact NYIF through their website with any questions you may have.

Penn State Online

Wherever you are in the world, Penn State Online is another one of the best learning facilities you will encounter. With over 100 years’ experience in distance learning, Penn State Online are known as one of the first major, accredited universities to provide online tuition.

Online courses are completely flexible, allowing you to learn at your convenience, gaining a degree or certificate which is identical to that which on-campus graduates would receive. Penn State Online provides tuition to students from over 40 countries and seven continents.

Finance and business courses available include Applied Statistics and Business Management and Finance (Master of Finance).  A full list of available courses is provided on the Penn State Online website.

Free Options

There are some free online financial courses available which may be of some use to you if your requirements are basic. Some of the better ones include Fundamentals of Personal Finance Planning at UC Irvine, which will provide a basic but thorough understanding of personal finance and a terrific starting point if you have no other financial experience. Finance Theory at MIT will provide you with a great insight into the world of corporate finance theory. There are many free online courses available and if your skills are low, then there is no better place to start gaining some insight than through a free course.

A proficiency in English is required for all students learning at these establishments regardless of their choice of course. If you are resident in a country where English is not the first language, you will likely be asked to provide proof that you are adept in this.

About The Author:
Amy Harris is a writer for FinancialTraining.co.uk – which helps British and international students find the right financial courses. Amy is an American expat herself, and enjoys helping people with their careers.

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