Gain the expertise to get ahead.
Completing this certificate will give you a solid background in business finance and investments. You can dive deeper in the investments area by taking electives that cover bonds, futures, and options, and real estate. If you're interested in corporate financial management, you can focus your studies on corporate risk management, employee benefits, and international finance.
Here are two examples of common schedules for the Graduate Certificate in Applied Finance. We highly recommend beginning the program in the spring semester to ensure the prerequisites are completed in sequence. Once admitted, our advising team can help you develop a schedule that fits your career path.
Additional coursework may be required due to prerequisites.
Quantitative Business Analysis
Financial Principles and Practice
Financial Markets and Investments
Corporate Risk Management
Fundamentals of International Finance
Fundamentals of Bond Markets
Fundamentals of Firm Valuation
Fundamentals of Personal Finance
Private Equity and Venture Capital
Fundamentals of Real Estate Finance
Real Estate Finance and Investments
Program Total Credits:
*This certificate may have courses in common with other graduate certificates. A student may earn more than one certificate, but a given course may be counted only in one certificate.
This course listing is provided through the Colorado State University catalog
and is updated each summer. New or modified courses offered for spring or summer may not be included, but you can find complete course information via the class schedule on RAMweb
. Offerings are subject to change and the University reserves the right to make changes in catalog information when necessary and to correct errors. Always consult with an academic advisor to stay informed of curriculum details.