Graduate Certificate in Investments

Begin Admitting Fall 2020.

The educational objective of the Graduate Certificate in Investments is to provide cutting-edge knowledge to those who wish to pursue a career in financial services and allows students to focus on one aspect of Finance.  The certificate can be obtained as a stand-alone certificate program for students who are seeking to augment their education and to enhance their knowledge in order to advance in their careers, or for students who are currently degree-seeking in order to round out their current master's degree program.  


Students must complete a minimum of 12 credit hours with at least a 3.0 GPA from the courses listed below.

Required Courses6
FINANC 8360Equity Securities Analysis3
FINANC 8370Fixed-Income Securities Analysis3
Elective Courses6+
FINANC 8320Financial Markets1-3
FINANC 8330Investment Policy and Portfolio Management1-3
FINANC 8340Derivative Financial Securities1-3
FINANC 8350Financial Statement Analysis I1-3
FINANC 8352Financial Statement Analysis II1.5-3
FINANC 8380Investment Banking1-3
FINANC 8450Ethics and Standards of Financial Practice1-3

Notes: All prerequisites required must be taken before enrolling in a course.  

Sample Plan of Study

The certificate can be completed in nine months for a student who takes six credit hours per semester.  This is only a sample plan of study and could change per student.  

First Year
FINANC 83603FINANC 83703
FINANC 83501.50FINANC 83201.50
FINANC 83521.50FINANC 84501.50
 6 6
Total Credits: 12

Finance Department
401 Cornell Hall

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