Finance Graduate Certificate

Invest in Your Future

Earn your graduate certificate in Finance online or on campus at SNHU and learn about important concepts, theories and practices in finance and accounting. Courses in the Finance graduate certificate program explore subjects such as quantitative analysis, capital budgeting and portfolio management. Our campus-based and online Finance graduate certificate courses are taught by experienced finance professionals who apply what they teach and provide concrete, real-world examples you can use in your career.

Gain Analytical and Technical Skills

The graduate certificate in Finance curriculum incorporates practices, techniques and technology used by finance and accounting professionals today. With topics ranging from financial decision-making to receivables and payables management to capital investment, the Finance graduate certificate will help you build marketable, in-demand skills. Whether you are an experienced finance practitioner looking for valuable professional development courses or someone interested in taking the first step toward a rewarding career in finance, the graduate certificate in Finance will help you reach your goals.

Bull Market Expected for Finance Careers

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that finance-related professions will enjoy faster-than-average growth through 2020. For example, a 23-percent increase is projected for financial analyst positions and 32-percent growth is expected for personal financial planner positions.

Finance Graduate Certificate Required Courses

ACC-500: Managerial Accounting
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.
FIN-500: Financial Management
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.
ACC-500, ACC-510 or ACC-550 and MBA-502
FIN-610: Short-Term Financial Management
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.
FIN-500 or 550 depending on catalog year.
FIN-630: Capital Budgeting & Financing
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.
FIN-640: Investment Analysis & Portfolio Management
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.
FIN-500 or 550 depending on catalog year.
QSO-510: Quantitative Analysis for Decision Making
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

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