Master essential concepts, theories and practices in finance and accounting by earning your graduate certificate in finance at Southern New Hampshire University. Whether you're an experienced finance practitioner looking for professional development courses or someone interested in taking the first step toward a rewarding career in finance, the finance certificate will help you reach your goals.
The graduate certificate in finance incorporates techniques and technology used by finance professionals today. With topics ranging from financial decision-making to capital investment, the finance certificate will help you build marketable, in-demand skills.
As a private, nonprofit university, SNHU has one mission - to help you see yourself succeed. The benefits of earning your graduate finance certificate at SNHU include:
Employment opportunities for financial analysts and managers are on the rise thanks to new financial regulations and technology. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of financial analysts is projected to grow 16 percent through 2022. Jobs for financial managers are expected to grow 9 percent through 2022, about as fast as the average for all occupations. Candidates with a graduate-level finance certificate or master's degree should enjoy the best job prospects.
Courses in the graduate certificate in finance explore subjects such as quantitative analysis, capital budgeting and portfolio management. Our courses are taught by experienced finance professionals who apply what they teach and provide concrete, real-world examples you can use in your career.
This course provides a comprehensive study of the concepts, procedures, and practices of accounting systems that record, classify, and report cost data. These systems are designed to aid in the cost-effective operation of for-profit and non- profit organizations. This course focuses on cost behaviors, alternative cost systems, and accounting tools for planning and control. Additional topics studied would include relevant cost analysis for management decisions, cost/ revenue allocation methods, inventory management, and transfer pricing.
This course is a study of finance from a corporate perspective including investments, capital structure and re-structuring, budgeting, financial markets, policy, and portfolio management. Students will analyze a firm's opportunities and risk level within these categories to evaluate the impact on shareholder's value.
The course covers traditional working capital topics, including liquidity analysis and management, inventory, and receivables and payables management. Additional emphasis is given to core cash management, payment systems and banking relationships. Other topics include cash forecasting, short-term borrowing and risk management.
This course first addresses advanced topics in capital investment, including determination of cash flows, capital budgeting under risk, replacement decisions, and inflation and capital decisions. The second half of the course focuses on capital financing and structure and includes topics in financial leverage, financing sources, dividend policy, cost of capital and valuation.
Students study the techniques used to assess the value of securities and the methods used in the management of investment portfolios. Stocks and bonds are discussed in terms of valuation, risk- return measurement, diversification and other aspects of portfolio theory.
This is a survey of the mathematical, probabilistic and statistical tools available for assisting in the operation and management of industrial organizations.
Tuition rates for Southern New Hampshire University's graduate degree programs are among the lowest in the nation. We offer a 25 percent tuition discount for active-duty service members and their spouses.
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