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Principles of Finance

Harvard University

Postgraduate Certificate
18 months
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7573 USD/year
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Understand the language of finance, learn to interpret and communicate important financial information, and gain knowledge in key areas such as budgeting, investment, shareholder value, and risk. Through the Principles of Finance professional graduate certificate from Harvard University, you gain the ability to use financial information to make business decisions.

Overview

The Principles of Finance professional graduate certificate is offered by Harvard University.

Key learning outcomes:
  • Enhance your knowledge of the tools and analysis methods used in business, finance, and the economy through accounting, finance, and economics.
  • Learn the accounting principles required for informed managerial decisions, such as cost terminology, cost behavior, cost systems, activity-based costing, budgeting, cost-volume-profit analysis, cost estimating, variance analysis, and responsibility accounting.
  • Develop knowledge of the agents, instruments, and institutions that make up the financial system of the modern economy, such as bonds, the stock market, derivatives, and the money market.
  • Develop an understanding of economic principles and methods, such as microeconomic theory, market theory, optimization, bargaining theory, externalities, and how they apply to business and the economy.
  • Gain expertise in a focused topic area, such as capital markets and investments, investment banking, valuation, risk management, and nonprofit financial management.
Earning the certificate

To meet the requirements for the certificate, you must:

  • Complete four certificate courses for graduate credit.
  • Earn at least a B grade in each course.
  • Complete the courses within three years.

Programme Structure

The professional graduate certificate in Principles of Finance requires four courses:

  • Finance (choose one course from select group)
  • Accounting (choose one course from select group)
  • Economics (choose one course from select group)
  • Elective (choose one course from select group)
Courses Include:
  • Principles of Economics
  • Microeconomic Theory
  • Foundations of Real-World Economics
  • Microfinance: Financial Services for the Poor
  • The Economics of Emerging Markets: Asia and Eastern Europe
  • Enterprise Risk Management
  • The Economics of Financial Markets
  • Monetary Policy After the Financial Crisis
  • Economics of Business
  • The Uber Economy: How Technology Is (and Is not) Changing the Boundaries of the Firm.

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Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Credits

30 alternative credits

Delivered

Blended

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
100
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
7

Other requirements

General requirements

No application is required. You simply register for graduate courses during our fall, spring, or summer registration periods.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    7573 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11360 USD for the full programme and a duration of 18 months.
  • National

    7573 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11360 USD for the full programme and a duration of 18 months.
  • the average cost

Funding

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