Financial Markets & Institutions Graduate Certificate

The Graduate Certificate in Financial Markets & Institutions offers specialized study in the areas of finance, analysis, and financial institutions, providing a strong conceptual understanding of finance. It cultivates the requisite skills to forecast and analyze information to make detailed financial decisions while maintaining sight of the larger global economic perspective.

Students who complete the Graduate Certificate in Financial Markets & Institutions will be able to demonstrate:

  • Knowledge of financial concepts that include, but are not limited to: time value of money, discounted cash flows, internal rate of return (IRR), valuation of projects though net present value (NPV) calculations, discounted and non-discounted payback, and financial statement analysis.
  • An understanding of the capital markets, and how firms use these domestic and international markets to raise capital. Students will be able to further understand the relationship between corporations and central banks, and the general economics that impact decision-making.
  • An understanding of portfolio management, asset allocations, risk management, credit risk, and optimal portfolio construction and calculation.

Program Options

Available on campus and in the following format:

Individuals considering using graduate certificate courses toward the Master of Science in Administrative Studies (MSAS) or the online MS in Banking & Financial Services Management (MSBFSM) must:

  • Apply to the MSAS or MSBFSM program prior to completing two courses
  • Recognize that grades earned in certificate courses will not be used in the admission decision process
  • Meet the department’s academic admission requirements

Prerequisites

Prior to starting a certificate course, students are required to submit a certificate application and evidence of a bachelor’s degree from a nationally accredited institution.

In addition to a bachelor’s degree, students considering the Graduate Certificate in Financial Markets & Institutions must complete or take a waiver exam for the prerequisite requirements of computer applications and MET OM 500 Mathematics for Management as described for the Master of Science in Administrative Studies (MSAS).

A 3.0 GPA is required for certificate award, and no course with a grade below B– may be credited toward the certificate.

Courses

(Four courses/16 credits)

Introduction to the concepts, methods, and problems of financial and managerial accounting. Includes data accumulation, accounting principles, financial statement analysis, measurement and disclosure issues, cost analysis, budgeting and control, production costs, and standard costs.   [ 4 cr. ]

Section Type Instructor Location Days Times
B1 IND CGS 527 T 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
D1 IND CGS 515 R 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
O1 IND ARR

Emphasizes issues of accounting, finance, and economics that are important in most management contexts. Stresses understanding financial statements, planning and control, cost and benefit evaluation, cash flow analysis, and capital budgeting.   [ 4 cr. ]

Section Type Instructor Location Days Times
A1 IND CAS 235 M 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
D1 IND CAS 325 R 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
O1 IND ARR

Plus two electives selected from the MS in Administrative Studies concentration in Financial Economics, with advisor’s approval.

Program requirements for the online Financial Markets & Institutions Graduate Certificate can be viewed here.

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