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Graduate Certificate in Finance Online

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

10/03/22 Next Application Due Date
10/17/22 Next Class Start Date

Overview

Invest in Your Future with a Graduate Certificate in Finance

$4,920 Total Tuition
As few as 8 months Program Duration
12 Credit Hours

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.

ACBSP accredited online

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.

Graduate Certificate in Finance career opportunities include:

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

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Tuition and Fees

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.

$400 Per Credit Hour
$4,920 Program Tuition*

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Program Per Credit Hour Per Course Per Program
Graduate Certificate in Finance $400 $1,200 $4,920*

Important Refund Information

2nd day of class Last date for 100% refund for dropped course
4th day of class Last date for 75% refund for dropped course
6th day of class Last date for 50% refund for dropped course
8th day of class Last date for 25% refund for dropped course

Required Fees:

Required fee per course: $30
Total required fees: $120

*Tuition and fees are subject to change. Current amounts are based on 2020-21 tuition rates. Textbooks and laptops are not included with tuition.

Northwest Missouri State University is ranked #1 among the "Best Online Colleges in Missouri" by SR Education Group (2019).

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.

10/03/22 Next Application Due Date
10/17/22 Next Class Start Date

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Term Program Start Date Application Deadline Document Deadline Registration Deadline Payment Due Last Class Day
Fall 1 08/17/22 08/03/22 08/08/22 08/10/22 08/12/22 10/07/22
Fall 2 10/17/22 10/03/22 10/06/22 10/10/22 10/12/22 12/09/22
Spring 1 01/11/23 01/03/23 01/03/23 01/04/23 01/06/23 03/03/23
Spring 2 03/13/23 02/24/23 03/01/23 03/07/23 03/08/23 04/28/23
Summer 1 05/09/23 04/25/23 04/28/23 05/02/23 05/04/23 06/23/23
Summer 2 06/26/23 06/09/23 06/14/23 06/16/23 06/21/23 08/11/23

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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:

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

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Required Documentation

To apply to the Graduate Certificate in Finance program without submission of a GMAT or GRE score, you must submit an official 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 resume including three years of continuous, full-time professional work experience
  • A resume including three years of continuous, full-time United States enlisted or commissioned military service
  • 3.5 overall undergraduate GPA
  • Graduate degree from a regionally accredited university with a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA
  • A score in the 70th percentile or above on the Business Major Field Test

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)

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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Courses

Browse Your Coursework for the Finance Grad Certificate

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

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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 pre-requisite for the FIN courses below. FIN 53621 will count towards this program's elective requirement. However, if the student has already taken this course as part of an MBA, the student 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 is intended to help you understand the role financial institutions and markets play in the global economy. The course examines the role of central banks (especially the federal reserve) in regard to conducting monetary policy and its effects on financial markets within the U.S. and globally. Emphasis is placed on understanding how interest rates, reserve requirements and asset demand (stocks and bonds) impact inflation, demand, and supply along with employment. You will learn about commercial banks, investment banks, insurance companies, mutual funds, and their roles within the financial markets.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

The course examines the managerial implications of financial decisions for multinational corporations. It will cover topics like exchange rate determination, foreign exchange risk, financial institutions around the world, 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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