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Finance Graduate Certificate

What You’ll Study

Businesses, governments, non-profits, and financial institutions rely on the expertise of finance professionals. The McColl School’s Finance Graduate Certificate is intended for working professionals interested in growing their comprehensive understanding of the financial world. This program meets the needs of professionals advancing their careers within the finance industry or considering a move into a finance-related role from a different field. If you are looking to expand your expertise in areas such as financial management, corporate finance, financial analysis, and managerial accounting, this is the graduate certificate for you. 

The Certificate in Finance can be completed on its own or as a specialization in the MBA program. 

Program Highlights

Number of credits: 15 credit hours*
*May require additional foundation courses.

Number of courses needed to graduate: 5 

Average Completion Time: 3-5 semesters 

Cost per credit: $1,265 

Flexible Program: In-person, Online, and Hybrid 

How Can You Use This Certificate?

The need for finance professionals exists across industries, such as commercial banking, corporate finance, insurance, private equity, real estate, or financial planning. You can secure roles such as:

  • Financial Analyst 
  • Accountant or Auditor 
  • Budget Analyst 
  • Personal Financial Advisor 
  • Financial Risk Manager 

Highlighted Courses

  • Managerial Finance (MBA 635) 
  • Investment Analysis (MBA 663) 
  • International Financial Management (MBA 664) 
  • Futures & Options (MBA 665) 

Program Contact

Dawn Chanland, D.B.A.

MBA Program Director
Professor of Management and Organizational Behavior

Alvan Makoundi-Tchibinda

Graduate Recruiter

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The McColl School of Business is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSB) which is the gold standard for business schools. Fewer than six percent of business schools worldwide have obtained AACSB accreditation. 

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