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Program Description

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. Students must successfully complete the following credit courses with a grade of “C” or better.

Program Requirements

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:

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of business finance including financial planning, long and short-term financing, fixed assets management, and management of long-term debt.
  2. Identify strategies and practices in government and consumer financing.
  3. Demonstrate knowledge of monetary, fiscal and debt management policies of government.
  4. Demonstrate knowledge of basic analytical techniques, problem-solving and decision-making.
  5. 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.
  6. Identify techniques for managing working capital and demonstrate knowledge of the capital budgeting process.
  7. Provide an understanding of how the United States economic system is organized, how it functions and how it impacts the global economy.
  8. Identify the major goals and functions of financial management.
  9. Understand the principle components of financial analysis in all levels of the business organization.
  10. 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.

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