Mutual funds, trust departments, brokerage firms, and investment bankers require professionally trained financial managers. Today’s fast-paced, technology-driven investment environment demands that market participants understand and employ the latest financial tools and techniques.
The Graduate Certificate in Investments is designed to meet the demands of professionals in the rapidly developing field of investments and finance. The curriculum is both rigorous and contemporary, applying modern investment theory to real-world scenarios. Case studies and projects are used at various points of the curriculum. The certificate program is structured to complement preparation for the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) examinations.
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 Investments within three years.
The curriculum for the Graduate Certificate in Investments 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|
|Select two of the following:||4|
|Advanced Corporate Finance|
|Financial Statement Analysis|
|Advanced Hedge Fund Strategies|
|Advanced Portfolio Management|
|Big Data Machine Learning|
|Cost Measurement and Control|
|Cryptos and Blockchain|
|Financial Crises and Contagion|
|Financial Modeling and Valuation|
|Managing Financial Risk|
|Mergers and Acquisitions|
|The Firm and the Macroeconomy|
Students who are currently enrolled in a part-time degree program at the Carey Business School and wish to add a Graduate Certificate, must do so within the first year of study (no more than one academic year or 3 semesters after their start date). Graduate Certificates are not open to students in full-time programs. Please visit the Changing Degree Program section for details.
Students are only allowed to enroll in one Graduate Certificate program at a time.
Students who are currently enrolled in a part-time degree program at the Carey Business School may add either the Graduate Certificate in Financial Management or the Graduate Certificate in Investments, but not both.
Please note that only six credits earned as a non-degree student may be counted toward a Graduate Certificate from the Carey Business School.