The financial markets have evolved dramatically in recent decades through the development of new financial instruments and techniques, integration of global markets, and advancements in information technology. The growth of global financial markets and rapid development of advanced analytical tools make the study of finance increasingly vital. In today’s fast-paced, uncertain economic environment, financial managers require a sophisticated, global understanding of theory and analytical tools to make the right decision in a particular financial situation.
This certificate program is designed to prepare a student for a career in corporate financial management. This program is designed to give students a broad, thorough, and up-to-date foundation in finance and the practical tools needed to thrive as effective financial managers. The curriculum provides students with a strong foundation in financial theory, as well as technical skills, and a unique opportunity to develop analytical skills and critical thinking abilities by integrating theory into practice.
Students have the option of taking courses for the certificate onsite, online, or a combination of both. Students are required to complete the Graduate Certificate in Financial Management within three years.
The curriculum for the Graduate Certificate in Financial Management includes the following courses. Course sequence and availability of specific electives may vary. Students must consult with an academic advisor to ensure that they take courses in the approved sequence. The certificate consists of eight courses (16 credits). All courses are two credits. Course waivers are not permitted for this certificate.
|BU.210.620||Accounting and Financial Reporting||2|
|BU.230.620||Financial Modeling and Valuation||2|
|Select two additional finance courses as electives.||4|
Note: MS in Finance and MBA students may add either the Graduate Certificate in Financial Management or the Graduate Certificate in Investments, but not both.