10 Courses Required

The Finance Certificate is designed to meet the market demand for qualified financial professionals and the desire by individuals to increase their knowledge in finance and investments. The 9-course certificate program provides a comprehensive curriculum covering core aspects of financial theory and practice. In addition to five foundation courses and four electives (to be selected from the fields of Corporate Finance, Investment Management and Analysis, Credit Analysis and Management, and Real Estate Finance), students must also complete a one-day Business Ethics seminar.

This program is ideal for working financial professionals who want to expand their current career prospects, individuals who are looking for a career transition into a finance-related position, or recent college graduates who are planning to pursue careers in the financial industry or need specific course work in finance for pre-MBA requirements. The Finance Certificate is relevant for individuals interested in the following career paths: corporate finance, financial analysis, international finance, investment management, security analysis, banking, credit management & analysis, and real estate finance. In addition, the program provides relevant coursework for students considering the CMA, FP&A, and CFA certifications. To learn more, click here.

Suggested Prerequisites:

It is advisable that you complete the following (or equivalent) since they are prerequisites for X130A Basic Managerial Finance.

  • X1A Principles of Accounting
  • X1B Principles of Accounting

Also recommended:

  • X100 Business Economics
  • X410.21 Math for Finance

Yvette de la Cruz
(310) 206-1654

Estimated Cost
Application & Candidacy Fee: $200.00*
Estimated Program Tuition: $7,180.00
Estimated Program Textbook/Materials: $1,620.00
Estimated Total Cost: $9,000.00

*This program is open admission. The Application & Candidacy fee establishes your candidacy in the certificate for a period of time covering normal progress toward completion and allows you to access a variety of program benefits.

Internship Available: Yes

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Fall, Spring, Summer, Winter
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Certificate in Finance


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