Get a career-advancing certificate now, apply all credits earned toward an MBA later.

Gain industry-specific knowledge and analytical business skills from finance faculty at the College of Business. Courses are taught in a convenient and flexible format. Use this 11-credit certificate to enhance your career in advanced corporate finance, international finance, financial institutions, and credit markets.

You’ll study topics like security valuation; portfolio management; pricing of futures, options, and swaps; corporate risk management; financial globalization; exchange rate behavior; personal finance; and real estate market analysis.

Every credit earned applies toward CSU’s Master of Business Administration (MBA) programs, after formal admission per University transfer policies. Successful completion of the courses or certificate does not guarantee admission to the degree program.

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Certificate at a Glance
Delivery: Online
Length: Can be completed in 2-3 semesters
Tuition: $998 per credit for 2022-2023
Credits: 11
Certificate awarded:

Graduate Certificate in Applied Finance

‡Additional prerequisite coursework may be required.