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Financially fluent

Students can expect to gain an in-depth understanding of finance and investment banking and to develop specific competencies in financial areas. The Financial and Investment Banking graduate certificate program will provide a wide array of pathways for future careers.


This certificate is ideal for professionals with a bachelor’s degree in any area but who do not want to pursue a full master’s degree yet. This certificate complements a master’s degree in another area, prepares students for a multitude of high-profile careers in finance and investment banking. Students can expect to learn in the areas of advisory, equity and fixed income capital markets, risk management, private equity and corporate finance. 



Required courses (12 credit hours):

  • FIN 5013 MBA Business Finance**
  • FIN 5053 Theory & Practice of Corporate Financial Management
  • FIN 5223 Investment & Strategy
  • FIN 5343 Valuation and Financial Modeling

Elective (3 credit hours - select one of the following):

  • Finance 5653 Bond Markets
  • Finance 5550 Portfolio Management
  • Finance 5550 Derivatives
  • Finance 5363 Energy Finance
  • Finance 5833 Student Managed Investment Fund
  • Finance 5550 Securities Industry Essentials
  • Finance 5550 Computational Finance

** If a student has taken the equivalent of FIN 5013, they will need to take an extra elective.


Admissions requirements and deadlines

For fall admission, application must be complete by July 1 of the same year.


For spring admission, application must be complete by December 1 of the prior year.


All transcripts from bachelor degree studies as well as a CV/resume must be submitted by the deadline in order to be reviewed for admission. Applications that are incomplete at the deadline will not be reviewed. This application does not require recommendation letters, purpose statement or entrance exams such as the GMAT or GRE.


Cost and Assistance

WARNING: This program is not yet approved for Federal Financial Aid. (View the OSU approved programs list.)

Cost for on-campus enrollment

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