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).

More information: graduate programs overview

Application requirements

  • College transcripts
  • Statement of purpose (1- to 2-page essay)
  • Resume

Graduation rates, median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information.

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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.

Required courses

  • FIN 650: Finance for Decision Making
  • FIN 670: Investment Management
  • FIN 672: International Financial Management
  • FIN 698: Financial Institutions Management
UMassD Charlton College of Business is AACSB Accredited

Charlton College of Business is proud to have earned the "gold standard" of business school recognition: accreditation by AACSB International.