This certificate is designed for students who are seeking a career change to corporate finance, or students wishing to advance in the corporate Treasurer's office or similar structure. The certificate begins with a common core of financial tools. The core classes include an integrated foundation of finance, economics and accounting, as well as an integrated course on domestic and international corporate valuation, covering both financial and accounting problems. The certificate finishes with a course in applied corporate finance, which focuses on financial decision making from a corporation's perspective. Issues addressed include management of corporate liabilities, leasing and other asset-based financing techniques, short-term and long-term financing , capital budgeting decisions (CAPEX), corporate valuation, hedging with options and futures, dividend policy and share repurchases, corporate financial strategy, and other current issues in corporate finance.

Students completing the online Master of Science in Finance have the option of earning a certificate in either Corporate Finance or Financial Decision-Making to supplement their degree. Additionally, an individual certificate in each track can be earned online for those students who do not wish to complete the full degree at this time. The combined Certificate in Finance Decisions and Corporate Finance requires 20 credits, while the Certificate in Corporate

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Curriculum Requirements

FIN 613Intermediate Corporate Finance and Investments4
FIN 614International Finance, Valuation, and Financial Statement Analysis4
FIN 616Advanced Corporate Finance4
FIN 635Quantitative and Analytical Fundamentals for Finance4
Total Credit Hours16


The Certificate in Corporate Finance allows students to advance in corporate finance functions such as the controller’s office, treasury management, capital budgeting, or investor relations. 


Student Learning Outcomes

  • Use teamwork, business communication, and organizational skills to effectively analyze information and present results in group projects.