Develop the financial literacy needed to lead organizations to success

Corporate finance professionals play a critical role in gauging the financial health of an organization. Companies depend on performance evaluation. Learning finance is crucial to understanding a business, how its measured, and how you can effectively manage performance.

Throughout the Graduate Certificate in Corporate Finance, you’ll build an intuitive understanding of finance to better communicate with key stakeholders and grow your career.

Interested in earning your Master of Business Administration degree? At CSU’s College of Business, you can start with a certificate and finish with an MBA. The credits earned in this certificate can be applied toward the College’s Online MBA or Evening MBA programs, but please note that completion of this certificate does not guarantee admission into the MBA program. 

What You'll Learn:

  • Solid understanding of financial statements and key concepts underlying their development and interpretation
  • Tools and techniques for assessing the financial health of a firm and strategies it employs to create shareholder value
  • Foundation of basic accounting, valuation concepts, capital budgeting and selected advanced topics
  • Basics of financial decision-making in organizations to help them develop ways to apply
  • Understanding of how to create quantitative approaches to valuing companies and projects
  • Discuss causes and consequences of globalization and international transactions, as well as analyze arbitrage opportunities, real world exchange rate changes and international investment returns
Certificate at a Glance
Delivery: Online
Length: Courses are offered such that the certificate may be completed in 4 semesters
Tuition: $998 per credit for 2022-2023
Credits: 9
Certificate awarded:

Graduate Certificate in Corporate Finance

Courses and curriculum: Download your course roadmap
‡Additional prerequisite coursework may be required.

Admissions, Deadlines and Financial Aid

Learn more about admissions requirements to enroll in our spring or fall sessions. Visit tuition and aid for information on the latest tuition benefits available to you.

  • Fall
    AdmissionApply by July 31
  • Spring
    AdmissionApply by Jan 1


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