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Finance Graduate Certificate

Charlton offers a number of graduate certificates—in flexible formats: online, blended, and in the classroom.

Advanced business skills for career development

These short, focused academic programs are designed to give working professionals advanced skills in a specialized area.

You must have earned a bachelor's degree to be eligible for admission to one of the graduate certificates. Students may pursue a graduate certificate without matriculation into the MBA program. If you later decide to pursue the MBA, some or all certificate courses may count towards the MBA (if the final grade is B or better).

This 12-credit program provides business professionals with the knowledge and skills needed to successfully compete in rapidly developing global financial markets. The coursework not only exposes students to the analytical and conceptual models of contemporary financial theory and practice, but it expands their analytical capacities to better understand and develop strategic financial decisions.

Students choose four 600-level Finance courses. (Please note students who take FIN 650, the core MBA course, along with three other 600-level Finance courses may be able to utilize all four courses toward their MBA.)

Required courses

Choose four of the following courses:

  • FIN 650: Finance for Decision Making
  • FIN 670: Investment Management
  • FIN 672: International Financial Management
  • FIN 690: Special Topics
  • FIN 698: Financial Institutions Management
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University requirements for graduate admissions

  • Statement of Purpose, minimum 300-600 words. Unless otherwise indicated in the program requirement details, indicate your graduate study objectives, research interests and experience, and business or industry experience if applicable. If you are applying for a teaching or research assistantship, include any special skills or experience that would assist us in making assistantship decisions.
  • Resume
  • Transcripts for all post-secondary institutions attended (regardless of whether a credential is earned or not). Unofficial transcripts are accepted for admissions application review, once enrolled a final official transcript is required.
  • Many programs have specific recommendations/requirements, please see the additional program-specific requirements for more information.
  • International students: official TOEFL, IELTS, Pearson PTE or Duolingo (if accepted by program) score. Unofficial scores are accepted for admissions application review, once enrolled official scores are required and must be sent by the testing agency (copies/scans not accepted). This is required of any applicant who did not earn a bachelor’s degree or higher degree from an accredited academic institution in the U.S. or accepted English-speaking country, see exemptions for more details. The Duolingo test is not accepted for the following programs: Art Education, Biology/Marine Biology, Luso-Afro-Brazilian Studies & Theory, Marine Science and Technology (MS, PSM, PhD), Nursing (MS, DNP, PhD), Portuguese Studies, Professional Writing and Communication, Psychology (ABA, Clinical, Research), Public Policy, and Teaching (MAT).

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