Graduate Certificate – Finance Online

Refresh and expand your understanding of finance quickly, effectively and affordably. This accelerated finance program is applicable to organizations of all sizes, from startups to large corporations.

Apply by: 6/24/24
Start class: 7/1/24

Program Overview

See the benefits of the Grad Cert in Finance

Total Tuition: $5,820
Program Duration: As few as 7 months
Credit Hours: 12

Whether your current role involves finance or you’re moving into a new position that requires deeper knowledge, the Graduate Certificate – Finance online from Southern Utah University will prepare you with the updated knowledge and strategies you need. Fast-paced and AACSB-accredited, this affordably priced program focuses on critical areas, including managerial and entrepreneurial finance, budgeting, sourcing of capital, valuation methods, and investments.

Learn how to project cash flow, structure equity payout, establish intellectual property value and analyze a company’s liquidity and profitability. You will also study investment markets and commonly traded assets.

Upon completing this program, you will be able to:

  • Understand the tools used in creating, operating and valuing companies
  • Demonstrate knowledge of entrepreneurial finance, including common financial ratios and cash flow projects used to analyze liquidity and profitability
  • Distinguish between commonly traded investment assets and be knowledgeable about the markets where they are traded
  • Understand the tools used in creating, operating and valuing companies
  • Demonstrate knowledge of entrepreneurial finance, including common financial ratios and cash flow projects used to analyze liquidity and profitability
  • Distinguish between commonly traded investment assets and be knowledgeable about the markets where they are traded

This online graduate program prepares you for roles such as:

  • Financial Analyst
  • Credit Analyst
  • Financial Manager
  • Financial Analyst
  • Credit Analyst
  • Financial Manager

Accreditation

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The Dixie L. Leavitt School of Business is accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International).

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Total Tuition: $5,820
Program Duration: As few as 7 months
Credit Hours: 12

Accreditation

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The Dixie L. Leavitt School of Business is accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International).

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Tuition

Our value-priced tuition fits your budget

Maximize the value of your certificate program online with our affordable, pay-by-the-course tuition, which includes all fees.

Tuition Breakdown

Per Credit Hour: $485
Total Tuition: $5,820

Program Per Credit Hour Per Course Per Program
Finance Graduate Certificate $485 $1,455 $5,820

Tuition Breakdown

Per Credit Hour: $485
Total Tuition: $5,820

Calendar

Choose the start date that’s best for you

Designed for working professionals, SUU online programs conveniently feature 7-week courses and multiple start dates each year.

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Next Apply Date: 6/24/24
Next Class Start Date: 7/1/24
TermStart DateApplication DeadlineDocument DeadlineRegistration DeadlineTuition DeadlineLast Class Day
Summer II7/1/246/24/246/24/246/26/247/1/248/18/24
Spring I1/8/251/1/251/1/251/3/251/8/252/25/25

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Next Apply Date: 6/24/24
Next Class Start Date: 7/1/24

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Admissions

Applying to the finance cert program is easy and fast

Our streamlined admission process enables you to start quickly and easily. Please read the requirements for the finance certificate online, including what additional materials you need and where you should send them.

Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
  • 2.5 GPA
  • No GMAT required

Foundation course

Students may be required to take a 3 credit hour Foundations course based on a holistic review of the application and supporting documents with special consideration of undergraduate major, GPA and relevant work experience. Students will be notified of their course sequence at the time of admission.

Transcripts

Please submit official transcripts from the college/university in which a bachelor's, master's or doctoral degree from an accredited institution was obtained.

  • Applicants who have graduated from SUU do not need to submit a transcript
  • International transcripts must include a transcript evaluation from a third-party service such as SpanTran or WES showing that the degree is equivalent to a U.S. bachelor's degree

Official transcripts must be mailed or emailed directly from the granting institution(s) to:

Email address:
[email protected]

Mailing address:
Admissions Office
Southern Utah University
PO Box 8008
Cedar City, Utah 84720

Courses

Check out the courses in your online finance program

For the finance certificate online, you must complete 12 credit hours. Students may be eligible to waive the 3 credit hour Business Foundations course in the first term based on a holistic review of their application and supporting documents with special consideration of undergraduate major, GPA and relevant work experience. Students will be notified of their course sequence at the time of admission.

Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This accelerated and condensed course covers the essential concepts of Business Statistics, Microsoft Excel, Financial and Managerial Accounting and Corporate Finance that are necessary for success in subsequent graduate level business administration courses.

FIN 6100 is a prerequsite for FIN 6400 and FIN 6750.  Courses should be taken in the order listed below for the shortest program completion time.

Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course examines the capital budgeting process, including estimating the cost of capital and cash flows, correct application of decision rules, and ways of analyzing and dealing with uncertainty in your forecasts. It also discusses key topics in financial management, such as optimal leverage, raising capital for the firm, and equity payout policies. Prerequisite(s): BA 6000 or advisor permission - Prerequisite Min. Grade: C-
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course provides students with an understanding of the financial tools used in creating, running, and valuing entrepreneurial enterprises. It includes an overview of the entrepreneurial process, including different organizational structures, financing sources, and the value of intellectual property protections. The course also covers the valuation techniques commonly used by professional investors, and examines how investors, particularly private equity sources, select projects for investment. Students will learn to use common financial ratios and cash flow projections to analyze the liquidity and profitability of the firm. A semester-long project will help students apply these techniques and ideas. Prerequisite(s): FIN 6100 - Prerequisite Min. Grade: C-
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This class serves as an introduction to commonly traded assets, as well as the markets on which they trade. For each major asset class, we learn common valuation approaches, as well as the theories used to estimate appropriate discount rates. Applied projects are used to illustrate the type of mathematical analysis used by investment professionals. Prerequisite(s): FIN 6100 or MBA Director permission

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