SKILLS FOR A COMPETITIVE, GLOBAL ENVIRONMENT
With the Finance Certificate from Queens University, you’ll learn to evaluate capital investments and make the right financial decisions for individuals and businesses in diverse settings around the globe. Through courses in managerial finance and accounting, you’ll build the skills needed to advance your career in this competitive field.
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Career-Focused Instruction and Opportunities
Students of the Finance Certificate program receive experience-based instruction from educators with professional backgrounds in the field. Committed to your academic success and professional achievement after graduation, they’ll provide you with the finance skills you need for a variety of career advancement opportunities.
In addition to learning from industry professionals, you will also receive access to exclusive career service workshops, one-on-one advising sessions and networking opportunities. Queens University’s career services programs are designed to ensure you complete the Finance Certificate program fully equipped to take the next step on your professional path.
Career Outlook: A Growing Need for Financial Leaders
According to research conducted by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the need for finance professionals is on the rise. With a growth rate of 16%, the field is expected to create more than 104,000 new financial manager positions by 20281. With a certificate in finance from Queens University, you’ll gain the skills you need to answer the call for new financial professionals and qualify for a variety of positions.
In this position, you would play a major role in setting financial goals for a company, along with developing plans of action to achieve them. You would evaluate investment opportunities and make important financial decisions to improve the business’ overall success1.
As a professional in this position, you would work to improve the financial health of both individuals and businesses by determining their most beneficial investment opportunities. You would conduct research on diverse types of investments and present your findings to clients to help them make the right financial decisions2.
Other titles you may qualify for:
- Asset manager
- Investment banker
- Risk manager
Curriculum: Strongly Focused on Financial Leadership
As you complete the certificate in finance, you’ll learn real-world skills from a faculty of industry experts. You’ll complete five finance courses, including three that can be chosen from a selection of courses that offer career-focused topics. Explore managerial accounting and finance, international finance, investment analysis and more as you prepare for the next step in your career.
Finance Certificate (15 credit hours)
- MBA 605 Managerial Accounting*
- MBA 635 Managerial Finance*
Choose three of the following courses:
- MBA 662 Advanced Managerial Finance
- MBA 663 Investment Analysis
- MBA 664 International Financial Management*
- MBA 665 Futures & Options
*Prerequisite courses that are not listed may apply
Course Spotlight: MBA 662 Advanced Managerial Finance
This course provides an in-depth study of financial theory, analysis and application in selected areas. Topics include advanced financial analysis, economic value added, estimation of free cash flows, corporate valuation using free cash flows, risk and return, project-specific cost of capital, capital budgeting applications, capital structure theory and policy, dividend policy, share repurchases, and mergers and acquisitions. Students will apply theoretical concepts learned in course lectures to real-world case analyses.
Course Spotlight: MBA 665 Futures and Options
This course delivers professional knowledge on futures and options through expert instruction on topics that are essential to financial derivatives. As a student, you’ll study the Black-Scholes-Merton option pricing model, forwards and futures markets, credit derivatives, hedging strategies and more.
To apply for the Finance Certificate from Queens University, you’ll need:
- Completed application
- Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
- Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended
- Essay (contact a program manager for more details)
- Two recommendation letters from professional references
- Three years of professional work experience is preferred
The Finance Certificate includes 15 credit hours and costs $1,165 per credit hour. We are driven to offer you affordable rates and transparency on what you can expect to pay, so you can more easily accelerate your career. Speak with a program manager to learn more.
Frequently Asked Questions
As you explore Queens University of Charlotte’s Finance Certificate, our dedicated staff is here to ensure your decision-making is stress-free and enjoyable. If you have a question we don’t cover here, request more information or call 866-313-2356.
The estimated tuition for the online Finance Certificate is $17,475.
The requirements to apply for the online Finance Certificate include:
- Official transcripts from all colleges previously attended
- Statement of purpose (500–750 words)
- Two letters of recommendation
Read more about the online Finance Certificate.
There are five courses in the online Finance Certificate program. You’ll study managerial accounting, managerial finance, plus three elective courses of your choice. Read more about the online Finance Certificate.
The program committee will determine the total number of transferable credits. Please speak with an Enrollment Counselor at 866-313-2356 for more information.
- U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (2020 April 10). Financial Managers. Occupational Outlook Handbook. Retrieved May 8, 2020, from https://www.bls.gov/ooh/management/financial-managers.htm.
- U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (2019 September 4). Financial Analysts. Occupational Outlook Handbook. Retrieved May 8, 2020, from https://www.bls.gov/ooh/business-and-financial/financial-analysts.htm.