Graduate Certificate in Financial Management

The GWSB 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.

Certificate Requirements

  • Completion of all required and elective credits from the course options listed below
  • Completion of the certificate with a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or above

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

  • Courses taken by non-degree students are not eligible to be applied towards certificates.
  • Students may only apply a course to two program requirements (for example, MBAD 6224 may be applied to both the MBA and the graduate certificate, but that course may not subsequently be applied to any other degree or certificate requirements).
  • Students who choose to enroll in two graduate certificates may only "double count" up to six credits between the two certificates; 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