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Advanced Graduate Certificate in Finance

The 18-credit Advanced Graduate Certificate (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 AGC in Finance is a part-time program designed for working professionals. All courses are scheduled in the evening, and several of them are offered completely online.

MBA or MS Programs
Certificate students may choose to pursue admission into the University's MBA in Finance or MS in Finance program, which has a  separate application and additional admissions requirements. Acceptance into the MBA or MS program is not guaranteed.  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.


Program Requirements

The curriculum consists of 18 credits (6 courses; 3 credits each). Students complete two required courses and choose elective courses that explore the broad frontier of modern finance.

Required Courses

  • MBA 502 Finance
  • MBA 504 Financial Accounting

Electives (Choose any 4 courses listed below)

  • FIN 525 Portfolio Management
  • FIN 536 Financial Management
  • FIN 539 Investment Analysis
  • FIN 545 Capital Markets and Financial Institutions
  • FIN 552 Mergers & Acquisitions
  • FIN 576 Real Estate Finance

Statement of Student Responsibility

Students themselves are responsible for reviewing, understanding, and abiding by the University's regulations, procedures, requirements, and deadlines as described in the SPD Bulletin and all other official University publications and websites.