Graduate Certificate in Finance Online

Gain a greater understanding of contemporary global finance strategies. With emphases on a range of financial instruments, this fast-paced online program helps you navigate today’s complex world of finance.

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Program Overview

Gain specialized knowledge with a Finance Graduate Certificate

$5,700 Total Tuition
6 months Program Duration
9 Credit Hours

Globalization, new forms of currency and banking crises have all brought heightened awareness of the importance of strong financial management. An affordable, accelerated path toward understanding contemporary business issues, the Graduate Certificate in Finance online program provides both a managerial and hands-on perspective.

Explore modern portfolio theory, financial markets, federal regulations and various forms of securities and emerging currencies in addition to international finance and investing. Learn new strategies for risk management, diversification, stock analysis and effective use of debt and equity. The career-relevant courses in this online finance certificate program are 100% online and taught by experienced, supportive faculty.

Upon completing this finance certificate online program, you will be able to:

  • Understand international finance, with an emphasis on international financial management
  • Utilize and understand basic types of securities, financial markets, trading process, investment in mutual funds and other investment companies, modern portfolio theory, diversification strategy, and stock analysis and valuation
  • Demonstrate the function of debt, equity, and derivative instruments, including the markets in which these securities are traded
  • Understand international finance, with an emphasis on international financial management
  • Utilize and understand basic types of securities, financial markets, trading process, investment in mutual funds and other investment companies, modern portfolio theory, diversification strategy, and stock analysis and valuation
  • Demonstrate the function of debt, equity, and derivative instruments, including the markets in which these securities are traded

Career opportunities in finance:

  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Corporate Controller
  • Financial Analyst
  • Investment Bank Associate
  • Financial Advisor
  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Corporate Controller
  • Financial Analyst
  • Investment Bank Associate
  • Financial Advisor

Graduate programs also available:

St. Cloud State offers additional graduate certificates and a Master of Business Administration online. Check out our MBA and other graduate certificate online programs.

Total Tuition $5,700
Program Duration As few as 6 months
Credit Hours 9

Accreditation

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The Herberger Business School at St. Cloud State University is accredited by AACSB International (AACSB). Less than 6% of the world’s schools offering business degree programs hold AACSB business accreditation. We are one of two business schools in Minnesota to hold AACSB accreditation for 45+ years, showing a long-standing record of excellence.

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Tuition

Our pay-by-the-course tuition makes fiscal sense

Our accredited online graduate certificate program offers the same tuition to all in-state and out-of-state students. Tuition is affordable and includes all fees.

Tuition breakdown:

$5,700 Total Tuition
$633.33 Per Credit Hour

Tuition breakdown:

Per Credit Hour $633.33
Total Tuition $5,700*

Calendar

Review our calendar to see the next start date

The online graduate certificate program from St. Cloud State features 7-week courses and multiple start dates each year. Choose the start date that is best for you.

Now enrolling:

6/17/24 Apply Date
7/7/24 Class Starts
TermStart DateApp DeadlineDocument DeadlineRegistration DeadlineTuition Deadline
Summer A5/12/244/29/245/5/245/8/245/21/24
Summer B7/7/246/17/247/1/247/3/247/16/24
Fall B10/27/2410/14/2410/21/2410/23/2411/5/24

Now enrolling:

Apply Date 6/17/24
Class Starts 7/7/24

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Admissions

Find out what it takes to apply to the finance certificate program

Our streamlined admissions process makes it easy for you to get started right away. Please read the admission requirements to ensure you qualify.

  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • 2.75 undergraduate GPA
  • No GMAT required

Application Requirements

  • Professional resume
  • Contact information for two professional references
  • $78 application fee
  • Short-answer questions, limit to 1200 characters/about 200 words (Note: counter in the system counts characters):
    • How will this graduate certificate contribute to your personal or professional growth?
    • As a graduate student, what do you aspire to contribute to the certificate courses and your fellow students?

Transcripts

Please submit transcripts from all colleges attended. We will accept unofficial transcripts at the time of application; however, official transcripts will need to be submitted before the end of the first term in the program. St. Cloud State staff will download official transcripts for graduates of St. Cloud State and Minnesota State Colleges and Universities.

Non-St. Cloud State/Minnesota State transcripts may be ordered through the records office and delivered electronically to:

  • Parchment – St. Cloud State University >> Graduate Admissions
  • National Student Clearinghouse – St. Cloud State University >> Graduate Admissions

Official paper and international transcripts may be mailed to:

School of Graduate Studies
720 4th Ave S
St. Cloud, MN 56301

Courses

Discover the courses you’ll study in the finance grad cert program

To earn the Graduate Certificate in Finance online, you must complete three courses (nine credit hours).

Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
This course features the study of international finance with emphasis in international financial management for the firm, currency and derivative markets, currency risk management, international investment & financing, and managing risk exposure of multinational firms.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Investments and Security Analysis focuses on basic types of securities, financial markets, trading process, investment in mutual funds and other investment companies, modern portfolio theory, diversification strategy, and stock analysis and valuation.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
The study of financial markets and institutions will focus on debt, equity and derivative instruments along with the markets in which these securities are traded. Interact ions between these securities, financial institutions and federal regulators will be studied In the context of financial crises.
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