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Advanced Graduate Certificate in Finance

The College of Business offers an Advanced Graduate Certificate in Finance. The 18-credit AGC in Finance prepares students for careers in financial management, including financial analysis, portfolio management, investment banking and corporate financial associate positions. The curriculum places an emphasis on developing financial analytical skills. It offers in-depth knowledge of the principles and techniques of finance and accounting needed to understand how corporate financial objectives are developed, measured and reported, as well as the central issues in government regulation, taxation and financial reporting. The Advanced Graduate Certificate in Finance is a part-time program designed for working professionals. Courses are scheduled in the evening, and several of them are offered completely online.

MBA and MS Programs

Certificate students may choose to pursue admission into the University's  MBA in Finance or MS in Finance program, each of which has a separate application and additional admissions requirements. Acceptance into either of these programs is not guaranteed, and certificate credits will need to be evaluated as to whether or not they are transferable into the MBA or MS program.

For Advanced Graduate Certificates, students can apply a maximum of 6 credits earned in a primary program prior to being accepted into the certificate program.  If you are currently in an MBA or MS in Finance program, and you would like to add the AGC in Finance, you can apply 6 credits from the MBA or MS in Finance.  

If you are currently in the AGC in Finance and would like to add an MBA or MS in Finance program, you must submit a separate application directly to the MBA program or MS in Finance program to be considered for admission. Admission into an AGC does not guarantee admission into the MBA or MS in Finance program. Students who are accepted into a Master’s program may apply up to 12 credits towards their degree program. Students must declare their decision to matriculate into a master’s program before the completion of 12 credits.

For more information about applying to the AGC in Finance please visit http://www.stonybrook.edu/spd/finance/admissions.html

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Requirements for the AGC in Finance

[All courses are 3 credit courses]

AGC in Finance Required and Elective Courses

I. Required Courses

  • MBA 502 Finance
  • MBA 504 Financial Accounting

II. Electives
(Choose any 4 courses)

  • FIN 525 Portfolio Management
  • FIN 536 Financial Management 
  • FIN 539 Investment Analysis
  • FIN 545 Capital Markets
  • FIN 552 Mergers and Acquisitions
  • FIN 541 Bank Management
  • FIN 578 Behavioral Finance