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Graduate Certificates in Finance

Graduate certificates provide a deep dive into critical finance skills and access to the Reiman School’s high level of faculty, corporate and alumni engagement without the commitment of a full master’s degree. Day and evening courses are available, and certificates can be completed in as little as 6 months. There are no required prerequisites.

All certificates have the same application process and per-hour tuition rate. Completed applicable coursework can be applied toward a master’s degree.

Certificates in Corporate Finance

Specialized Graduate Certificate (4 courses, 16 credit hours)

The specialized certificate provides a foundational background in accounting and finance, giving you the insights and skills you need to understand the financial performance of organizations, as well as contribute to financial planning and the evaluation of investment opportunities.

You’ll take three foundational courses, plus one elective:

  • ACTG 4610 Financial Accounting and Reporting
  • FIN 4630 Managerial Finance
  • FIN 4410 Financial Planning & Analysis
  • Finance elective

See course descriptions

Graduate Certificate (6 courses, 24 credit hours)

The advanced, 6-course certificate includes the three foundational courses, plus allows you to pursue topics that interest you in depth by choosing three electives.

Your options for electives include (but aren’t limited to):

  • FIN 4150 Advanced Business Valuation
  • FIN 4160 Treasury Management
  • FIN 4420 Capital Expenditure Analysis
  • FIN 4870 Strategic Finance
  • FIN 4885 Investment Banking & External Financing

See course descriptions

Certificates in Finance: Investment Markets

Investments, and especially the recent advances in sustainable investment concepts, are central to the functioning of capital markets. Whether you want to expand or update your knowledge and skill set in investment markets, this certificate will provide you with a robust skill set to advance your career. 

Specialized Graduate Certificate (4 courses, 16 credit hours)

With the specialized certificate, students will develop essential tools for understanding the evolution of capital markets. Traditionally these markets have served large for-profit corporations, but they now increasingly address the capital needs of private companies, small companies and non-profit entities, as well as being used to address environmental and social needs.

The certificate provides both an understanding of capital markets fundamentals and the opportunity to analyze current applications and apply leading-edge valuation techniques and tools.

Courses:

  • FIN 4630 Managerial Finance
  • FIN 4200 Investments and Markets
  • FIN 4320 Equity Analysis
  • One finance elective

See course descriptions

Graduate Certificate (6 courses, 24 credit hours)

The advanced, 6-course certificate includes the three foundational courses, plus three electives where you can learn in depth about topics like portfolio management, risk analysis, derivatives and fixed-income investments.   

Choose three of these electives:

  • FIN 4150 Advanced Business Valuation
  • FIN 4330 Portfolio Management & Risk Analysis
  • FIN 4860 Derivatives
  • FIN 4870 Strategic Finance
  • FIN 4890 Fixed Income Analysis

See course descriptions

Tuition

 

$1,461 per credit hour 
$5,844 per course

Tuition for Daniels College of Business graduate programs is based on a cost-per-credit hour rate set by the University of Denver. Residents and non-residents of Colorado have the same tuition costs. The rate above is for 2020–2021.

 

Financial Aid

Federal financial aid is available for 6-course graduate certificates. Contact a graduate advisor for more information.

4-course vs. 6-course certificates

Do I want a 4-course or 6-course certificate?

The 4-course specialized certificate lets you quickly earn a credential with four tightly focused foundation courses that build your skills in a specific area. This certificate is not eligible for federal financial aid.

The 6-course advanced certificate starts with the same foundation courses, then adds two more courses that either delve into the foundation topics in more depth or allow you to explore electives. It's designed for students looking to develop more extensive skills or planning to pursue a master's degree. The 6-course certificate is eligible for federal financial aid.

Both certificates have the same application process and per-hour tuition rate, and credits from either certificate can be applied toward a master's degree.

 

 

Learn more

See the Daniels Graduate Certificates page for information about how to apply, transferring credits to a master's degree and more.

 

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Contact Us

For more information, contact an advisor at gradbus.advising@du.edu

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