Corporate Finance

The certificate in Corporate Finance has been developed to provide the knowledge and skills required to apply the tools and techniques of financial management in all types of organizations. The certificate will complement and strengthen the role of a finance professional in roles such as: financial analysis, financial modeling, valuation, analysis of investment opportunities, determination of capital costs and structure, evaluation of acquisition/LBO opportunities, and the identification, measurement and management of risk. Students who complete the certificate program with a GPA of at least 3.5 will be waived from taking the GMAT.

Program Structure

  • Courses are academically accredited at the graduate level
  • Students participate in thirty-six hours of classroom instruction per course
  • Some completed courses may be applied toward the MBA Degree. (Additional application requirements are necessary)
  • Certificate students attend courses with MBA students from a variety of backgrounds and companies, ensuring exposure to a broad range of learning experiences

Admission Criteria

  • Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited four-year college or university
  • Completed Graduate Application for Admission, including a resume and official undergraduate and graduate transcripts
  • Two letters of recommendation from employers or faculty
  • Personal statement of interest in and qualifications for the graduate program
  • Admission requires approval by the Jsck Welch College of Business

Program of Study | 12 credits plus prerequisite (if required)

Prerequisite Course:

  • WGB 602 Finance and Managerial Accounting     3 CR

Required Courses:

  • WGB 603 Financial Management*^     3 CR
  • FN 662 Corporate Finance     3 CR

*FN 660 may be substituted if previously taken
^If WGB 603 is waived, the student will select a third elective course

2 Elective Courses:

  • FN 661 Global Financial Markets and Institutions     3 CR
  • FN 663 Global Investments     3 CR
  • FN 665 International Financial Management     3 CR
  • FN 669 Global Financial Crisis and Risk Management     3 CR
  • FN 670 Mergers, Acquisitions and Joint Ventures     3 CR
  • FN 672 Derivatives and Risk Management     3 CR
  • FN 675 Financial Regulatory Compliance     3 CR
  • AC 617 Financial Statement Analysis     3 CR

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