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Micro-Credential Course Descriptions



Bookkeeping and Taxation for Small Business
Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to record and maintain routine businesses transactions in compliance with the Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). You will also lean how to use an accounting software to keep your business records and facilitate reporting. An important learning outcome will be the practical use of the basic personal and corporate taxation principles to maximize your business income and cash flows.

Small business finance
In Canada, financial management has been identified as one of the three main reasons why 53% of Small Businesses closes before the age of five. This course focuses on the main possible solutions to the common difficulties of Small Business financial management. It communicates the principles and tool of financial planning and investment, financing and financial decisions, cash flow management, profitability and growth, among other important topics.  

Canadian Investment Funds (Mutual Funds – IFSE certified)
Due to the government of Alberta funding, this course will be taught on the IFSE platform at a reduced cost. “The Canadian Investment Funds Course Exam meets the provincial securities commissions’ requirements for mutual fund licensing. It provides foundational knowledge that prepares advisors to give clients effective advice on mutual fund investments based on their objectives, timeline and risk tolerance. It also provides greater insight into a mutual fund representative’s legal, ethical and professional responsibilities. Successful course completion will help you meet regulatory requirements to register for the Mutual Fund Dealer”.

Family finance 
The purpose of this course is to acquaint participants with the principles and practice of money management for family and individuals. It teaches the tools of financial planning, cash flow management, private savings and investments. Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be able to optimize the management of their family’s financial resources and advise others on setting financial goals, protecting their incomes, saving and investing, planning their retirement and estate.

Introduction to Banking and Financial Institutions 
This course introduces participants to the structure and operation of the Canadian financial industry. It provides actionable information on the financial market and the nature of its institutions such as banks, credit unions, quasi-banks, the primary and secondary markets. It emphasizes the ways those institutions affect everyday life, business profits, the production of goods and services, and tools they provide for wealth maximization.

Real Estate & Insurance Finance
Real Estate and Insurance are a major component of financial industry. They include the businesses (Small & large) that conduct financial transactions for individuals, families and other businesses. This course provides actionable information about the financial roles this industry played in both the performance of the provincial economy and the provision of private investments opportunities.