Program at a Glance

  • Online and On Campus
  • Full-Time or Part-Time Study
  • 16 Credits
  • 8–12 Months to Completion
  • 7 Core Faculty
  • No GRE/GMAT
  • Tuition & Fees—Part-Time Study*: $15,720

*Based on 2024–2025 Boston University tuition and fees.

Excel in Corporate Finance Theory

Available online or on campus, the Graduate Certificate in Corporate Finance at Boston University’s Metropolitan College (MET) is designed for those currently working in, or seeking a career in, the corporate finance field—regarded as one of the most competitive areas within finance. BU MET’s Corporate Finance curriculum will help you acquire the foundational knowledge and tools needed for corporate financial analysis and capital budgeting, offering a unique opportunity to develop your analytical skills and critical-thinking abilities through hands-on coursework and real-world case studies.

The Corporate Finance graduate certificate at BU MET provides a concise set of essential skills for understanding modern corporations, including a strong foundation in corporate financial theory. By acquiring the quantitative skills needed to understand the process behind financial decision-making by corporations, you will be prepared for competitive positions in areas such as budgeting, project evaluation, international financing, and short-term investing of corporate funds.

The Corporate Finance certificate is excellent preparation for the internationally recognized Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA) Program exams, and shares courses with BU MET’s MS in Financial Management, which is part of the CFA Institute University Affiliation Program.

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“BU MET’s curriculum is incredibly flexible. The faculty are working very hard to make sure that courses prepare our students for the demands of the business world—in the classroom, but also at the drawing board designing courses that provide our students with the necessary skill and knowledge. As a researcher, I am excited by the interdisciplinary approach: collaboration across different programs is encouraged!”Dr. Alexander Becker, Assistant Professor, Administrative Sciences

Why Earn a Graduate Certificate in Corporate Finance at BU?

  • Active Learning Environment: BU MET’s Financial Management program focuses on practical, hands-on education, ensuring you are immersed in all aspects of financial management and related research—education you can apply on the job.
  • Engaged Faculty: In BU MET’s Financial Management master’s program, you benefit from working closely with highly qualified faculty who draw from active research and substantial professional achievements in areas such as international finance, financial analysis, portfolio management, systemic risk analysis, investment analysis, mergers and acquisitions, economics, financial markets and institutions, and more.
  • Extensive Network: Study principles of finance alongside peers with solid business experience, learn from faculty who have valuable business contacts, and benefit from an alumni community with strong professional connections.
  • Exam Preparation: The Corporate Finance curriculum provides excellent preparation for the CFA Program exams. BU MET’s MS in Financial Management is part of the CFA Institute University Affiliation Program.
  • Complimentary Analytics Labs: Two levels of self-paced analytics laboratories offer access to advanced tools and provide opportunities to hone analytics skills using cases that are populated with realistic data.
  • 15:1 Class Ratio: Enjoy an exceptional student-to-instructor ratio, ensuring close interaction with faculty and access to support.
  • Valuable Resources: Make use of Boston University’s extensive resources, including the Center for Career Development, Educational Resource Center, Fitness & Recreation Center, IT Help Centers, Mugar Memorial Library, Center for Antiracist Research, Howard Thurman Center for Common Ground, George Sherman Union, and many others.
  • Flexible Options: Study at the pace that works for you, evenings on campus or fully online. Courses begin fall, spring, and summer; online courses have two starts per term.
  • Track Record: Learn from the best—since 2014, BU MET’s part-time master’s programs in business and management have been ranked among the top in the nation by U.S. News & World Report.

Master the Concepts of Global Finance

The Graduate Certificate in Corporate Finance and the MS in Financial Management (MSFM) are available through the Department of Administrative Sciences, which offers a variety of evening and online degrees and certificates to help you remain competitive in business and management and rise to the top of your field. Focusing on providing industry-specific programs that are innovative, scholarly, challenging, interdisciplinary, and practically focused, our mission is to produce critical and innovative thinkers—broad in perspective, international in attitude, skilled in communications—who are competent, capable, and comfortable in their ability to make strategic decisions either alone or in teams, and practiced in using the tools necessary to compete in their specialization. We prepare students to succeed in a global environment, within a professional and ethical framework.

Graduate with Expertise

Metropolitan College’s Corporate Finance graduate certificate will equip you with:

  • The ability to analyze financial statements and financial models.
  • Skill in performing discounted cash flow analysis and valuation.
  • Expertise in calculating net present values and internal rates of return.
  • Understanding of investment rules and the ability to make capital investment decisions.
  • Proficiency in risk analysis and capital budgeting.
  • Understanding of the capital structure of the firm.
  • The ability to use econometric methods to analyze financial data.
  • The knowledge to analyze industry trends, regulations, and finance system participants.
  • Comprehension of the significance and importance of ethical behavior in all aspects of business.
  • The capacity to investigate and analyze how changing regulatory environment in the US and abroad impacts finance.

Certificate-to-Degree Pathway

BU MET graduate certificate programs can serve as building blocks to a master’s degree. The Graduate Certificate in Corporate Finance shares specific courses with the MS in Financial Management. Students currently enrolled in a graduate certificate who are interested in transitioning into a master’s degree should contact their academic advisor to declare their interest in this pathway. A new master’s degree application is not required. Connect with a graduate admissions advisor at adsadmissions@bu.edu to learn more about this option.

Courses

(Four courses/16 credits)


Financial Management Faculty

Tuition & Financial Assistance

Competitive Tuition

Our part-time rates are substantially lower than those of the traditional, full-time residential programs yet provide access to the same high-quality BU education.

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Comprehensive Financial Assistance

Our services include scholarships, graduate loans, and payment plans.

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BU MET programs offer the flexibility of part-time study, either on campus or online. Tuition, fees, and total program cost are determined by enrollment status. Course enrollment in this certificate program is 1–2 courses (4–8 credits) in a semester, and tuition is charged the part-time per-credit rate.

Corporate Finance Graduate Certificate (Online and On Campus)

Enrollment Status Part Time
Courses per Semester 2 courses
(8 credits)
Time to Degree 2 semesters
(8 months)
Tuition* $550-$975
per credit**
Fees per Semester* $60
Total Degree Cost* $15,720

*Based on 2024-2025 Boston University tuition & fee rates.
**Cost per credit is determined by course number (100–599 = $550/credit, 600–999 = $975/credit).

Questions? Please contact us to hear from an Admissions Advisor who can help you determine the best enrollment pathway. For information regarding financial aid, visit BU MET’s Financial Aid page.

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