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.
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. CSU 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.
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- Quantitative Business Analysis
- Financial Principles and Practice
- Financial Markets and Investments
- Options and Futures
- Corporate Risk Management
- Employee Benefits
- Fundamentals of International Finance
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- 12 months
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- An undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited four-year institution in any field
- A cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher from your most recent degree completed
- International applicants: minimum TOEFL or IELTS or PTE scores
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International10978 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 998 USD per credit during 12 months.
National10978 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 998 USD per credit during 12 months.
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Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.