Certificate in Financial Literacy


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EKU Online > Online Business Degrees & Certificates > Certificate in Financial Literacy

Position Yourself to put Business Plans into Practice

Train to become a certified financial literacy instructor who will be able to teach community members to make informed financial decisions and take better control of their financial futures. EKU’s 100% online financial literacy certificate prepares you to become a financial leader in both your professional life and within your community. Our AACSB-accredited program provides the critical financial skills and understanding needed to stand out in today’s competitive job market. Graduates are prepared to pursue entrepreneurial opportunities, take on key roles and increase salary potential. 


Benefits of EKU Online

Learn essential skills for today’s business environment. Our fully accredited online programs are made up of the same high-quality courses and taught by the same experienced professors as the on-campus programs.

  • Accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International)
  • No campus visits required
  • Free application
  • Free textbooks through EKU BookSmart
  • Accelerated 8-week terms
  • 6 start dates per year
  • Reduced tuition for active-duty military members and their spouses
  • Free online tutoring and career services assistance
  • Fast-track opportunities for students with 80 or more credit hours
  • Dedicated advisors who provide personalized graduation plans
  • Ranked by S. News & World Report among the best universities offering online degrees

Career Opportunities

Globalization, a growing economy, and a complex tax and regulatory environment are expected to continue to lead to strong demand for financial professionals.

Job Opportunities Include:

  • Financial analyst
  • Financial planner
  • Tax manager
  • Budget analyst
  • Financial examiner
  • Assistant treasurer
  • Investor relations associate
  • Actuary
  • Credit analyst
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EKU’s curriculum blends academic and professional preparation through course topics such as corporate finance, entrepreneurial finance, forensic accounting, and investment and portfolio theory.

Degree Requirements

A total of 18 credits are required to graduate.

View the financial literacy certificate requirements:

Please review the admissions requirements before applying for this or any program. If you have questions about the program or are planning to register for classes, please speak to the program advisor.

Sample Courses

For a full list of course descriptions please see section 7 of the University undergraduate catalog.

FIN 201 Personal Money Management (3)
A consumer approach to insurance, family budgeting, income taxes, elementary investment principles, and estate planning.

BUS 209 Fundamentals of Financial and Managerial Accounting (3)
Focuses on how creditors, investors, and others use accounting information in decision making. Includes objectives, preparation, and uses of managerial accounting information, along with use of accounting information to identify and solve business problems.

FIN 311 Personal Financial Planning (3)
Time value of money applications; personal financial statements development and assessment; cash flow and debt management; asset acquisition; education planning; planning elements of risk management; investment planning; and retirement planning.

RMI 370 Principles of Risk and Insurance. (3)
Theory and practice of insurance and its economic and social significance; basic life, health, and property liability insurance for organizations and families; review of the major lines of insurance. Credit will not be awarded to students who have credit for INS 370


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Kaitlin Kirkpatrick

Enrollment Advisor

Call or email Enrollment Advisor Kaitlin Kirkpatrick for information about the EKU Online Risk Management and Insurance, Business Administration, Finance and Public Accounting Bachelor’s Degree programs and certificates.

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Application Deadlines


Term Application Deadline Classes Begin
Fall A July 5 August
Fall B August 31 October
Spring A November 30 January
Spring B January 31 March
Summer A April 5 May
Summer B  May 31 June


Additional Contact Information

Admissions: 859-622-2106
Academic Testing: 859-622-1281
Big E Central (Financial Aid & Student Account Services): 859-622-2361
Military & Veterans Affairs Office: 859-622-2345

Student Success

I chose EKU because I am a unique student with unique needs, and EKU provides an avenue for students like me to succeed.

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Online Military Students

EKU Online offers veterans and active duty military students an unparalleled online learning experience that provides accessibility, convenience and flexibility.

Special Tuition for Active Duty* Military
Eastern Kentucky University offers reduced tuition expenses to $250 per credit hour for undergraduate and $325 per credit hour for graduate courses to all service members currently serving on active duty.

*Active duty is defined as on federal orders for 180 days or more.

“I’d like to thank the EKU College of Justice & Safety for the opportunity to complete my degree online. It’s very user-friendly, and everyone has bent over backwards to make this happen.”

– 1LT Heath Bergmann, EKU Online Graduate

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  • “I can confidently say that — as someone who doesn’t even live in the United States — EKU’s online program has been extremely accommodating and flexible. I can discuss advising appointments over email, and I can have my textbooks shipped to my address overseas.” – Sydney Garner Lewis
  • “After the birth of our first child, I knew I needed to go back and finish what I started,” said McKenzie. “I was happy that I could pick up where I left off at EKU even though I lived in a different state.” – EKU Online student and mom
  • “I chose EKU because I am a unique student with unique needs, and EKU provides an avenue for students like me to succeed.” – EKU Online Psychology student Jason Tate
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