Graduate Certificate in Financial Management

The Certificate in Financial Management provides background and training in the financial aspects of three broad principal business functions: (1) obtaining necessary capital, (2) investing the capital in the firm’s assets and operations, with the purpose of ethically maximizing the value to the firm’s owners—shareholders, and (3) distributing the profits resulting from product/service sales to the shareholders.

Areas of focus include assessing financial performance, financial planning, determining the best methods of raising capital and the cost of capital, choosing optimal uses of the capital, assessing the performance of the invested capital, and selecting the best method of distributing the earnings to equity holders.

Certificate Requirements

  • Completion of all credits of the coursework listed below
  • Achievement of at least a 3.0 cumulative grade point average at the time of completion

In addition, students should be aware of the following course application limitations:

  • Courses taken as a non-degree student are not eligible to be applied towards the certificate.
  • Students may only apply a course towards two program requirements (for example, MBAD 6224 may only be applied towards the MBA and one graduate certificate; the course cannot be applied towards the requirements of any other degree or certificate program beyond the two programs).
  • Students who opt to complete two graduate certificates may only double count up to six credits between the two. All remaining requirements (typically, 18 credits for two certificates) must be unique to each certificate.


  • MBAD 6211 | Financial Accounting

Required • 9 Credits

  • MBAD 6235 | Finance
  • FINA 6221 | Financial Decision Making
  • FINA 6223 | Investment Analysis and Portfolio Management

Electives • 3 Credits

  • ACCY 6106 | Financial Statement Analysis
  • FINA 6224 | Financial Management
  • FINA 6250 | Securities Regulation and Financial Scandals
  • FINA 6290 | Special Topics: Financial Simulation



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