Financial Training FAQ

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What Types of Programs Does Financial Training Offer?

Financial Training offers a blended learning approach by providing eLearning and instructor-led courses. The eLearnings and registration for any instructor-led sessions are offered through BuckeyeLearn. Our training focuses on the university’s fiscal procedures, covering university policies and procedures as well as how best to work with the offices that have central financial responsibility, and financial systems (e.g. complete journal entries, create purchase orders, enter receipts).

See the Financial Training webpage for a list of training by area.

Is there a cost to attend the Financial Training Courses?

The online and instructor-led courses are offered by the Controller’s Office as a service to the university community and are free of charge to your department.

When is training available?

For a complete list of courses offered in the current six month period access this link to BuckeyeLearn, Follow these steps:

  1. Sign in with your name.# and password
  2. Use the searchbar in the top, right corner of BuckeyeLearn to search for a topic, course or keyword
  3. Select a class and or session you wish to attend
  4. Select Launch (or register for a live session)

Or for recommendations:

  1. Select LEARNER HOME.
  2. Under Inspired by Your Subjects select Add Subjects 
  3. Select Financial checkbox and Save to get recommendations.
  4. Select the class and or session you wish to attend.
  5. Select Launch (or register for a live session)

Where can I find descriptions of classes?

All course descriptions can be found by searching for the particular course in BuckeyeLearn (

Are there additional training opportunities available?

Ohioans have access to free e-learning courses. To access the courses follow these steps:

  • Follow Access
  • Select the “Online Training” picture/link at the bottom of the screen
  • Select the Sign In button
  • Register as a new user
  • Select a user name and password
  • Under the All Assessments drop down menu, select “Improve Your Computer Skills”
  • On the left hand menu, select the menu option that interests you (uncheck Tests or eBooks if you want eLearning classes)

You can access versions of Microsoft Access, Outlook, PowerPoint, Project, Publisher, SharePoint Designer, Vision, and Word. Class versions for Microsoft 2007-2013 are available.

Remember that:

  • offers many quick tutorials on all of their products
  • Members of the Columbus Metropolitan Library have access to Lynda includes thousands of video based training available at no cost. Access Lynda using your library card number here:  

How do I obtain a certificate of completion?

A learner must attend a course in its entirety to be eligible to receive a workshop certificate. After completing the course, access BuckyeLearn to download or print a certificate.

What should I do if the class I want to attend is full?

Be sure to register in BuckeyeLearn to  get on the “wait list.” This enables Financial Training to determine the need to add an additional session if necessary. If the waitlist is full, email to learn of additional options.

If I am unable to attend the Financial Training Class, am I required to cancel my registration?

Yes. We often have people waitlisted for our Courses, so if your schedule should change and you are unable to attend the training, please cancel your registration allowing another participant to be enrolled. To cancel your registration, simply go to the BuckeyeLearn. 

Note: Failure to cancel your registration within 24 hours prior to the Class will result in a “no show” status on your transcript.

What Does Financial Training Offer?

Financial Training offers a range of courses. Courses are listed by Area in the Financial Training webage.