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.
Students in this course study the accumulation of accounting information. The internal use of accounting for management planning, control and decision-making is emphasized. Background preparation: 6 credit hours of accounting or equivalent. Note: ACC 500 cannot be taken for credit or as an elective if ACC 510 has been completed.
This course is a study of financial decision- making in a firm, including its relationship to financial markets and institutions. Background preparation: 6 credit hours in economics.
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. Background preparation: 6 credit hours in mathematics and 3 credit hours in statistics, or the equivalent.
FIN ELE - Students may select one Finance elective
Tuition rates for Southern New Hampshire University’s graduate degree programs are among the lowest in the nation. We offer a 30 percent tuition discount for active-duty service members and their spouses.
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