Graduate Certificate in Investments

The Graduate Certificate in Investments is designed to provide cutting-edge knowledge to those who wish to pursue a career in financial services. The certificate program allows students to focus on one aspect of Finance. Students can obtain the certificate as a stand-alone program. This may best serve students who are seeking to augment their education and to enhance their knowledge in order to advance in their careers. For students who are seeking their master's degree, the certificate is a big step towards completion of their degree program requirements.   

Requirements

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

Required Courses (6.0 credit hours)
FINANC 8360Equity Securities Analysis3.0
FINANC 8370Fixed-Income Securities Analysis3.0
Elective Courses (6.0 credit hours)
FINANC 8320Financial Markets1.5
FINANC 8330Investment Policy and Portfolio Management1.5
FINANC 8340Derivative Financial Securities3.0
FINANC 8350Financial Statement Analysis I1.5
FINANC 8352Financial Statement Analysis II1.5
FINANC 8380Investment Banking3.0
FINANC 8450Ethics and Standards of Financial Practice1.5

Notes: All prerequisites 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
FallCreditsSpringCredits
FINANC 83603.0FINANC 83703.0
FINANC 83501.5FINANC 83201.5
FINANC 83521.5FINANC 84501.5
 6 6
Total Credits: 12

Finance Department
401 Cornell Hall
573-882-2180
 

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