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The Graduate Certificate in Finance offers anyone with an undergraduate degree from a four-year institution the opportunity to enhance their ability to make financial decisions anchored in corporate and investments/portfolio analysis, the core areas of the disciplined, and supplemented by six hours of certificate electives. The certificate is focused on fundamental finance issues: how to identify key components and apply analytical techniques to attain company and personal financial goals. 



The Graduate Certificate in Finance is comprised of 12 credits. The Certificate is anchored in two indispensable areas of the discipline, Corporate Finance and Investments, with an emphasis on "transforming concepts into practice." 

I. Required Courses (4 Credits): 
  • The Role of Quantitative Analysis in Business Decision Making 2 (BMBA 9455)
  • Financial Decision Making 2 (BMBA 9460)
II. Required Courses (6 Credits):
  • Portfolio Analysis (BFIN 7230) 
  • Corporate Finance (BFIN 7236) 
III. Elective Courses (6 Credits):

Two BFIN electives from the following: 

  • Financial Statement Analysis (BFIN 7106)
  • International Finance (BFIN 7216)
  • Risk Management (BFIN 7221)
  • Mergers and Acquisitions (BFIN 7225)
  • Futures, Options and Swaps (BFIN 7231)
  • Fixed Income Analysis (BFIN 7245)
  • Financial Modeling (BFIN 7255)  
  • Capital & Money Markets (BFIN 7215)
  • International Finance (BFIN 7216)
  • Real Estate Finance (BFIN 7228)

Optional: Finance Pre-Qualifier (BMBA 8013) for students who have either no finance background or who feel they need to invigorate their finance backgrounds.


Many of our full-time faculty have attended top Ph.D. programs and are in demand as lecturers, consultants and media experts. Stillman School faculty provide an academic experience characterized by high faculty-student engagement, often partnering with students on research and other projects.

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Xiaoqing Eleanor Xu
Professor of Finance
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Mark Schild
Associate Dean for Student Success and Instructor of Finance
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Benjamin Lowe
Lecturer of Finance
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Anthony T. Garcia
Instructor of Finance
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A Top M.B.A. for Working Professionals

The Stillman School of Business offers an ethics-centered graduate education that "transforms concepts into business practice." We are among the top 1 percent of business schools worldwide that have achieved both business and accounting accreditation from The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). Known for academic excellence, the school's M.B.A. program is consistently named a Princeton Review "Best Business School" and a U.S. News "Top Business School for Part-time MBAs."

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