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Graduate Certificate in Financial
Markets & Institutions Boston University Metropolitan College

An excellent credential for those involved in finance areas within a business or the financial system, the online 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.

This certificate may be of special interest to those currently enrolled in one of our online Master of Science programs.

The Graduate Certificate in Financial Markets & Institutions consists of four courses.

Getting Started: Please complete this form to receive more information about your program of interest, application deadlines, as well as opportunities to attend online information sessions (webinars).