Global Investments

This unique certificate provides a foundation on which to develop a more rigorous and holistic approach to the understanding and analysis of investments. The curriculum was developed to complement and strengthen the role of an investment professional in fund management and administration, portfolio management, those involved in the structure or management and valuation of alternative investments, identifying and measuring risk, or evaluation of an acquisition. Students who complete the certificate program with a GPA of at least 3.5 will be waived from taking the GMAT.

Designed and delivered by a team of academics and practitioners from both the US and Luxembourg, the certificate will benefit the following groups:

  • Individuals working in corporations, commercial and investment banks who focus on financial analysis, corporate finance, risk management and valuation
  • Those working in financial services desiring additional knowledge in corporate finance
  • Those with a dated MBA who need "refresher" work in financial analysis, and management, derivatives and risk management
  • Individuals wishing to switch from general business or marketing into a career with finance focus

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 Jack Welch College of Business

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

Prerequisite Course:

  • WGB 603 Financial Management*     3 CR

*FN 660 may be substituted if previously taken

Required Course:

  • FN 663 Global Investments     3 CR

3 Elective Courses:

  • FN 661 Global Financial Markets and Institutions     3 CR
  • FN 668 Portfolio Management     3 CR
  • FN 669 Alternative Investments     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
  • FN 699 Financial Crisis and Risk Management     3 CR

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