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.
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