Finance Graduate Certificate

Elizabeth Rozell, Graduate Program Director
Glass Hall, Room 223, Phone: 417-836-5616

Elizabeth Reger, Graduate Program Coordinator
Glass Hall, Room 223 Phone 417-836-5616

Review the following Program Costs and Potential Occupations (Gainful Employment Disclosure).

Program description

  • The Graduate Certificate in Finance provides a 12 hours graduate-level experience in the area of finance. 
  • The program involves in depth study of finance, including exposure to international issues.  Contact the MBA Director or Program Coordinator for additional information.


  • Candidates for the certificate program must be admitted to the University as a graduate student.
  • The candidate should have a bachelor’s degree and meet minimum admission criteria for the Master of Business Administration program.
  • All course work must be approved by the MBA Program Director.
  • EMBA students must have a program of study approved by the Director of the EMBA program.

Required courses (12 hrs)

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
FIN 785                                        Investment Management                                       3 hrs

FIN 787 


FIN   790 

Seminar in Derivatives


Seminar in Finance

3 hrs

FIN 682


FIN 686

International Financial      Management


International Financial Statement Analysis                            

3 hrs
  Complete one 1 additional course from the following  
FIN 638  Introduction to Estate Planning 3 hrs
FIN 681  Professional Financial Planning 3 hrs
FIN 682  International Financial Management 3 hrs
FIN 686  International Financial Statement Analysis 3 hrs
FIN 689  Management of Financial Institutions 3 hrs
FIN 698 Financial Research & Portfolio Management 3 hrs
FIN 699 Directed Study for CFA Level I Exam 3 hrs
FIN 785 Investment Management 3 hr
FIN 787 Seminar in Derivatives 3 hrs
FIN 790  Seminar in Finance 3 hrs
FIN 792 International Study Away in Finance 3 hrs
FIN 795  Domestic Study Away in Finance 3 hrs

No more than six hours of 600-level coursework may be used toward the Graduate Certificate in Finance

1 If a student already completed FIN 582 and FIN 586, the student must take two (2) courses from the "Complete one additional courses..." list
(excluding FIN 682 and FIN 686) and satisfy the international requirement for the MBA program with a non-finance course.

GPA requirement

Students must have a 3.00 GPA on all coursework used toward the certificate.  No course with a grade of C- or below can be used for the program.