Graduate Certificate in Finance Online

Develop a deeper understanding of why people invest and how they make their decisions while analyzing individual investment instruments.

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Program Overview

Invest in your future with a Graduate Certificate in Finance

Apply deeper financial knowledge directly toward your career growth with a Graduate Certificate in Finance online from Northwest Missouri State University. Through a comprehensive study of institutions, investments and managing corporate money, this program prepares you for high-level roles in finance.

In this accredited online program designed for working professionals, you will study the role financial institutions and markets play in the global economy. Plus, you will examine the managerial implications of financial decisions for multinational corporations on topics such as foreign exchange rate and risk, and international valuation and budgeting.

The curriculum includes an exploration of practical fundamentals of investments, financial markets and institutions, international finance and more. Highly qualified, caring faculty with professional credentials teach all courses with an emphasis on relevant, real-world applications.

Adding an online graduate certificate to your finance credentials can lead to added job security, new leadership roles, salary premiums or distinction from your peers. Plus, the coursework can be applied toward a Northwest online MBA in Finance. According to Emsi Burning Glass, projected job growth for the finance sector is 7% over the next 10 years in Missouri and the contiguous states.

Graduate Certificate in Finance career opportunities include:

  • Financial Analyst
  • Controller
  • Branch Manager
  • Accounting Manager
  • Financial Advisor
  • Financial Analyst
  • Controller
  • Branch Manager
  • Accounting Manager
  • Financial Advisor

Accreditation:

The business programs at Northwest Missouri State University are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). For more information about ACBSP accreditation, visit acbsp.org.

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Total Tuition $5,352*
Program Duration As few as 8 months
Credit Hours 12

Accreditation:

The business programs at Northwest Missouri State University are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). For more information about ACBSP accreditation, visit acbsp.org.

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Tuition

Why this program is a budget-friendly investment

Our Graduate Certificate in Finance online program offers affordable, pay-by-the-course tuition, which is the same for in-state and out-of-state students. All fees are included.

Tuition breakdown:

Total Tuition $5,352*
Per Credit Hour $446

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Calendar

Northwest online dates and deadlines

Northwest online programs are delivered in an accelerated format ideal for working professionals, conveniently featuring multiple start dates each year.

TermProgram Start DateApplication DeadlineDocument DeadlineRegistration DeadlinePayment DueLast Class Day
Summer 26/24/246/7/246/12/246/14/246/18/248/9/24
Fall 18/26/248/12/248/15/248/19/248/21/2410/11/24
Fall 210/21/2410/7/2410/10/2410/14/2410/16/2412/6/24
Spring 11/13/251/3/251/6/251/7/251/8/252/28/25
Spring 23/10/252/24/252/27/253/3/253/5/254/25/25

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Next Apply Date: 8/12/24
Next Class Start Date: 8/26/24
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Admissions

Take a look at these requirements for admission

At Northwest, we’ve streamlined the admission process to help you get started quickly and easily. Please read the requirements for the Graduate Certificate in Finance online, including what additional materials you need and where you should send them. The requirements include:

Admission Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • Resume detailing professional experience
  • GPA of at least 2.5 on a 4.0 scale
  • 3 years of work experience or acceptable GMAT/GRE score

Required Documentation

Applicants to the Graduate Certificate in Finance program at Northwest Missouri State University with a bachelor's degree in business from a regionally accredited university must have a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale, and one of the following:

  • Three years of continuous professional full-time work experience
  • Three years of continuous full-time United States enlisted or commissioned military service
  • Graduate degree from a regionally accredited university with a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA
  • 3.50 or higher undergraduate GPA
  • A GMAT score of 440 or above
  • An admission index of 1100 (undergraduate GPA x 200 + GMAT)
  • A GRE score of 285 or above
  • An admission index of 965 (undergraduate GPA x 200 + GRE)
  • A 70th percentile on the Business Major Field Test score or above

If you do not meet the above requirements, you may apply if you have a bachelor's degree with a cumulative GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale from a regionally accredited university plus one of the following:

  • A GMAT score of 440 or above
  • A GRE score of 285 or above
  • 3.5 overall undergraduate GPA
  • An admission index of 1,100 (undergraduate GPA x 200 + GMAT)
  • An admission index of 965 (undergraduate GPA x 200 + GRE)

In addition to the general requirements prescribed by the Graduate School, all students without an undergraduate degree in a business field must successfully complete MGMT 54201: MBA Business Foundation before any graduate course.

Official transcript(s) can be emailed to: [email protected]. To submit official documents by mail, send them to:

Graduate Records Specialist
Northwest Missouri State University
800 University Drive
Maryville, MO 64468-6001

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Admission Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • Resume detailing professional experience
  • GPA of at least 2.5 on a 4.0 scale
  • 3 years of work experience or acceptable GMAT/GRE score

Courses

Browse your coursework for the Graduate Certificate in Finance

For the Graduate Certificate in Finance online, the curriculum is comprised of four courses (12 credit hours), including three concentration courses and one elective.

Applicants to this program who do not have a bachelor's degree in business are required to successfully complete the MBA Business Foundation (MGMT 54201) course as their first class, which is designed specifically for students who are new to business curriculum. The MBA Business Foundation course will not count towards the elective requirement for this program.

FIN 53621 (Financial Management) is a prerequisite for the FIN courses below.  FIN 53621 will count towards this program's elective requirement.  However, if you have already taken this course as part of an MBA, you must select a different MBA-level course as an elective for this program.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
A practical course which should enable the student to understand why people invest and how they make their investment decisions. Analysis of individual investment instruments will be the primary focus.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course introduces students to U.S. financial markets and institutions, explaining how they operate, how they promote economic growth and well-being. Among the financial markets examined are those for money markets, mortgages, government and corporate bonds and corporate equity. Financial institutions studied include insurance companies, investment banks, investment companies, pension funds, and Fintech companies. The course also examines the role of the Federal Reserve in the financial system and the nature and purpose of financial regulation.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
The course examines the managerial implications of financial decisions for multinational corporations (MNCs).  It will cover topics like exchange rate determination, foreign exchange risk, financial institutions worldwide, international corporate governance, international corporate valuation, and international capital budgeting.
Students must choose one additional advisor-approved MBA course that is not already required.

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Highly Qualified Faculty

100% of classes are taught by professionals, not graduate assistants

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