AIGA Finance Essentials Certificate

AIGA progressional development

Certificate Description

This certificate introduces non-financial managers to the essentials of finance. The courses will help you become conversant in critical financial terminology, and you'll learn how to calculate key financial management indicators. You will learn how to assess your organization's financial health by reviewing balance sheets, income statements, and statements of cash flow, and you will discover how finance and accounting tools can be used to support informed decision making within organizations.

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Price

Non member: $529
AIGA member: $379
Chapter leader: $319    
First 20 members: $349       

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Financial Essentials

Courses Included in this Certificate

  • Introduction to Finance
  • Financial Planning and Control
  • How to Read a Financial Statement
  • Introduction to Business Statistics
  • Time Value of Money and Risk
  • Understanding and Managing Budgets
  • Financial Analysis
  • Managing Cash Flow

Key Features

Testimonials:
"Games, vocab, and questions reinforced key knowledge. Brief but realistic scenarios were relevant to everyday work environment."—Ghenet S.

"I loved the course. It dropped me into a world I knew little about after college classes about 25 years ago. I loved what I learned and the example problems presented allowed me to practice what I learned."—Terrence S.

"Great course, well presented and put together in an easy-to-follow sequence. Exactly what I was looking for, thanks!"—Robert T.
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    Non member: $529
    AIGA member: $379
    Chapter leader: $319    
    First 20 members: $349 

    You may request a refund up to five (5) days from the purchase date. The registration fee will only be refunded if less than 10% of the course has been completed. Completion percentage can be viewed on the Course Progress page from within the course.

    PMI PDUs: 22
    Leadership PDUs: 0.25
    Strategic & Business Management PDUs: 14.75
    Technical PM PDUs: 7
    IACET CEUs: 2.5 (Contact Hours: 25 hours)
    HRCI Credits: 25 (Type: Specified - Strategic Business: 25)
    SHRM PDCs: 19

     

    Courses are offered in collaboration/partnership with MindEdge, a leading online learning platform that has served over 3 million learners.

    Access Time: 365 days

    Estimated time to complete the course: 25 hours
     

    Frequently Asked Questions

      Lifelong learning is critical for designers, and as design association, AIGA wants to help both design professionals and the profession. We heard from our community that professional development is valued more than anything else. We also learned from our research efforts that there are some non-design specific competency gaps that designers would need to close to best position themselves to advance their careers and the overall profession. AIGA is here to help with the launch of a new pilot program that offers courses for the creative professional. We will continue to improve and build on this initiative with a lean approach, along with your support and collaboration. We encourage you to join the pilot program and please share your insights as we aim to continue listening, learning, and improving this new membership benefit.

      In partnership with the leading online learning platform, MindEdge, AIGA is offering courses that will help creative professionals identify business needs and grow future goals. MindEdge has a comprehensive catalog of professional development courses and certificates for busy professionals. Through this partnership, AIGA is able to offer this benefit to members.  

       

        During the pilot rollout, all learning will be asynchronous. Once you enroll in the course, you will also have exclusive access to the AIGA course community to network, connect, and learn with your peers. Our goal is to share additional resources and offer optional activities to help customize the learning experience to your specific situation. As part of the pilot program, we will offer a few optional live sessions to meet/greet other learners and learn in action through conversations with your design peers.

          Registration is simple, just follow the steps below:

          1. Select your course, pay, and you'll receive an automatic confirmation/receipt with instructions on how to start learning.

          2. You will also receive an email from AIGA's concierge learning services with onboarding information and instructions, including your login and password for access to the learning community. 

          • The community component is hosted by AIGA + Next Thought.
          • On-demand learning will occur within the AIGA + MindEdge Learning Management System.

          3. Start learning!

          • Take your on-demand course when it works best for your schedule.
          • Join the exclusive course community to network with peers.
          • Watch for more professional development opportunities from AIGA.

            Additional courses will be coming in the next weeks and months. Please send a note to learn@aiga.org with questions about the courses and we will help you find what you need. 

              The easiest way to give back to the AIGA community is to gift a course to a fellow AIGA member. It is easy! Simply add the name and contact information for the person you wish to give the course to within the application and we will send them the information to join.

                Please reach out to learn@aiga.org and we can share information on in-company solutions. 

                  Please reach out to learn@aiga.org and we will be happy to share information on potential solutions and pricing. 

                    Please reach out to learn@aiga.org. If you are an educator provider, education institution, or training center looking to promote your courses, increase credibility of your offers, and set standards for the profession, AIGA maybe able to help offer a solution. 

                    AIGA Finance Essentials Certificate