Finance and Investment Banking, Graduate Certificate
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
This certificate, ideal for professionals with a bachelor’s degree in any area but
who do not want to pursue a full master’s degree yet or who want to complement a master’s
degree in another area, prepares students for a multitude of high-profile careers
in finance and investment banking including in areas like 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
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.