Graduate Certificate in Financial Management

The Graduate Certificate in Financial Management provides background and training in the financial aspects of three principal business functions: (1) obtaining necessary capital, (2) investing capital in assets and operations to ethically maximize value for owners and shareholders, and (3) distributing profits to shareholders. In addition to financial planning, students will learn how to determine the cost of capital and how to raise and use it. They will also learn how to assess financial and invested capital performance and how to best distribute earnings to equity holders.

Students must complete all of the required and elective credits from the course options below and are expected to maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or above. Courses completed as a non-degree student are not eligible for application towards the certificate requirements.


Certificate Requirements

The following requirements must be fulfilled: 12 credits, including 9 credits in required courses and one 3-credit elective course.

MBAD 6211Financial Accounting
MBAD 6235Finance
FINA 6221Financial Decision Making
FINA 6223Investment Analysis and Portfolio Management
One course from the following:
ACCY 6106Financial Statement Analysis
FINA 6224Financial Management
FINA 6250Securities Regulation and Financial Scandals
FINA 6290Special Topics (Exploring Finance with Simulation)


Please note: Course offerings are dependent on a number of factors, and course availability may change. Students will be notified of any changes by their academic advisor before the start of the semester.