Invest in Your Future with a Graduate Certificate in Finance Online
Master essential concepts, theories and practices in finance and accounting by earning your Finance Graduate Certificate 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.
See Yourself Succeed in Finance
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:
- Affordability. Take advantage of some of the most affordable tuition rates in the nation
- Convenience. Attend class when it’s convenient for you – online education means 24/7 access
- Efficiency and flexibility. Complete your certificate at your own pace, over five 10-week terms per year
- Expert instruction. Learn from instructors with relevant, real-world experience
- Networking. Tap into our nationwide network of alumni for internship and career opportunities
- Student support. Count on the ongoing support of dedicated academic and career advisors specialized in your area of study
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 11% through 2026.* Jobs for financial managers are expected to grow 19% through 2026, much faster than 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.
|View Full Curriculum in the Catalog|
|Graduate Certificate in Finance|
|Courses May Include|
|Graduate Certificate Finance|
|ACC 550||Cost Accounting||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.|
|FIN 550||Corporate Financial Management||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.|
|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 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.|
|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.|
|Total Credits: 21|
Tuition & Fees
Tuition rates for SNHU's online degree programs are among the lowest in the nation. We offer a 25% tuition discount for U.S. service members, both full and part time, and the spouses of those on active duty.
|Online Graduate Programs||Per Course||Per Credit Hour||Annual Cost for 15 credits|
(U.S. service members, both full and part time, and the spouses of those on active duty)
Tuition rates are subject to change and are reviewed annually.
$150 Graduation Fee, Course Materials ($ varies by course)
Southern New Hampshire University is a private, nonprofit institution accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE) as well as several other accrediting bodies.