Master essential concepts, theories and practices in finance and accounting by earning your graduate certificate in finance online 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 online finance certificate will help you reach your goals.
The graduate certificate in finance online 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 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 online 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.
For those who do not meet the minimum requirements, the following courses may be required:
This is an applied course, which will provide students with the mathematical knowledge and skills that underlie many courses offered in the school of business. Students will learn the fundamental concepts and methods of linear algebra, mathematical functions, differential calculus and statistics and their applications to business. They will also sharpen their quantitative, analytical and problem-solving skills that are so important for success in the world of business today.
This course is intended to provide the student with a concisely focused yet rigorous introduction to both micro- and macroeconomic theory needed at the foundational level of a graduate degree program. Some of the topics to be addressed include: market behavior; demand theory and related elasticity concepts; production and cost theory; managerial decision-making in perfectly competitive and imperfectly competitive markets; GDP determination; unemployment and inflation; and fiscal and monetary policy.
This course emphasizes the creation and interpretation of financial statements critical to an understanding of today's economy. Various financial topics related to financial statements are covered. Income statements, balance sheets, and cash flow statements are explored in-depth giving students an appreciation of how these statements are prepared and the standard accounting rules that apply to their creation.
Tuition rates for SNHU's online degree programs are among the lowest in the nation. We offer a 30 percent tuition discount for active-duty service members and their spouses.
Application Fee ($40), Graduation Fee ($150), Books (course-by-course)
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