Please note that the program schedule dates printed on your receipt are incorrect. The dates printed are for accounting purposes and reflect our fiscal year. Your course begins when you receive the program access email from Duke Continuing Studies and ends six months later. These dates will be printed in your access email. Please note that the portal in which you enrolled through Duke Continuing Studies is NOT the same portal for the online program. There is a separate log in issued for the program portal.
Within 5 business days after enrollment, you will receive the access email which will contain the URL for the program portal, your username, and a temporary password. Please note that this email occasionally gets caught in the spam or junk filter / folder, so please keep a lookout for it there. Receipt of that email (i.e., when it appears either in your inbox OR spam/junk folder) begins the time period for your course access. Your deadline date is noted in bold in the access email. Please note that we do not offer extensions for this program.
Students who complete the Finance Essentials certificate are awarded a total of 19 PDUs (13 Strategic and Management PDUs, .25 Leadership PDUs and 5.75 Technical PDUs). PDUs will be printed on the certificate of completion.