Certificate in Finance

Whether you already have a degree or are just looking to specialize, the Finance Certificate is the ideal alternative. These courses will help you meet the needs of future employers in a vastly changing marketplace without the commitment to a two-year degree.

The Finance Certificate is designed for individuals who are seeking professional development and advancement in the financial services area. Students entering this program are assumed to have a business foundation either by career or degree. Credits may be applied toward the degree program in Business Finance.

College Catalog

Course No. Title Credits
CORE AREA (Required)
BFN*H201 Principles of Finance 3
ECN*250 Money and Banking 3
BFN*H220 Principles of Financial Management 3
BFN*H203 Investment Principles 3
One elective to be chosen from:
BRE*H205 Real Estate Law 3
BFN*H208 Financial Analysis 3
  Total Credit Hours 15

Further information can be obtained by contacting the Chair of the Management Department.

Upon successful completion of all program requirements, graduates will be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of business finance including financial planning, long and short-term financing, fixed assets management, and management of long-term debt.
  • Identify strategies and practices in government and consumer financing.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of monetary, fiscal and debt management policies of government.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of basic analytical techniques, problem-solving and decision-making.
  • Identify the basic concepts of Asset Management and be able to provide an overview of Liability-and Deposit-Management as relates to the financial services industry.
  • Identify techniques for managing working capital and demonstrate knowledge of the capital budgeting process.
  • Provide an understanding of how the United States economic system is organized, how it functions and how it impacts the global economy.
  • Identify the major goals and functions of financial management.
  • Understand the principle components of financial analysis in all levels of the business organization.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the interrelationships between Finance and all other areas within a business, including working with other departments to achieve overall strategic goals.

Program Coordinator
Donna A Marotti-Delieto
203-596-8683 (p)
Room: E519c
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