The professional Certificate in Finance requires 15 s.h. of credit. Students must earn a cumulative g.p.a. of at least 3.00 in certificate course work. If students have completed any of the same courses for another certificate, they must consult their advisor to ensure they earn 15 s.h. to complete the certificate program.
The certificate is open to individuals who are fully employed and desire to complete the certificate to build their financial skills or to current Professional M.B.A. Program students. Students in the Professional M.B.A. Program may complete the certificate as they complete their degree; the certificate is designed to fit into the M.B.A. curriculum allowing students to earn the M.B.A. and the certificate without additional course work.
The certificate is ideal for students who wish to gain specialized knowledge of financial concepts. Students can select courses to focus their study in specific areas of finance such as corporate finance, investments, portfolio management, and wealth management.
The Certificate in Finance requires the following course work.
|Four of these:|
|FIN:9010||Contemporary Topics in Finance||3|
|FIN:9140||Corporate and Financial Risk Management||3|
|FIN:9150||Financial Modeling and Firm Valuation||3|
|FIN:9220||Fixed Income Securities||3|
|FIN:9230||Real Estate Finance and Investments||3|
|FIN:9280||Global Structured Finance||3|
|FIN:9290||Alternative Investments and Portfolio Strategies||3|
|FIN:9300||Corporate Investment and Financing Decisions||3|
|FIN:9310||Corporate Financial Strategy||3|
Admission decisions are based upon completed application materials, including academic performance and quality and quantity of work experience. Applicants must have an undergraduate cumulative g.p.a. of at least 2.75, or a graduate cumulative g.p.a. of at least 3.00 and a minimum of 18 months of full-time professional work experience after completion of their baccalaureate degree. Applicants must be fully employed in a professional position to be considered.
Applicants whose first language is not English must score at least 100 (Internet-based) on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or must have a successful admission interview. In place of TOEFL, the certificate program accepts satisfactory International English Language Testing System (IELTS) scores. See English Requirements for M.B.A. Admission on the Office of Admissions website.
Applications are accepted throughout the year; admission is for summer, fall, or spring entry.