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Finance Graduate Certificate

Learn how to bring even more financial value to your career and business contributions with a Finance graduate certificate from the University of Central Missouri.

You’ll study under expert program faculty members who are leaders in their fields and frequent contributors to industry publications. In addition to learning from them in the classroom, you’ll also have the opportunity to work with them as your mentors to help guide your career path and research interests.

Accessible credentials to boost your career

We know you have commitments outside of grad school that need your attention. That’s why we make it possible to earn your Finance graduate certificate from UCM in as little as one year. All of our classes are offered on our Warrensburg campus. We also offer some online courses to make earning your Finance graduate certificate even more convenient.

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AACSB-accredited program

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Graduate program student-to-faculty ratio of 5:1

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Finish in less than one year

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Access to Bloomberg workstations

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Gain experience managing real money

What you will study

Add power to your UCM graduate degree or build additional business skills as a working professional with our Finance graduate certificate. In this program, you’ll gain the ability to draw up profitable business ideas, make financial decisions based on predictive models, communicate your financial strategies to others and implement your financial plans legally and ethically.

The main courses that make up the Finance graduate certificate program include:

  • Managerial Finance
  • Short-Term Financial Management
  • Advanced Financial Institutions and Markets
  • Investment Analysis and Practice

You’ll also have the opportunity to take electives to focus on areas of interest to you. The topics of elective courses range from international finance to bank management to the management of financial derivatives.


Excellence in Finance

  • The University of Central Missouri’s Finance graduate certificate is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).


Unique learning opportunities in finance

Your learning opportunities at the University of Central Missouri don’t end once you step outside the classroom. We offer many ways for you to get actively involved in your graduate education:

  • Student Managed Investment Fund (SMIF): Gain experience analyzing securities and managing financial portfolios in the Student Managed Investment Fund. You’ll have the opportunity to manage real funds while building reports that outline the reasoning behind your financial decisions — just like you would in the business world. You’ll also get experience in our student trading room and have access to our Bloomberg workstations.
  • Graduate research: Pursue a topic of particular interest to you in a graduate research project. You may even have the opportunity to work with a faculty mentor on a subject that both of you want to explore further.
  • Student life: Gather with others studying finance by joining UCM’s Student Finance Association. You’ll get to network with faculty members, attend social events, share your ideas with colleagues and listen to guest speakers.


What can you do with a graduate certificate in Finance from UCM?

A Finance graduate certificate from the University of Central Missouri is a powerful tool to add to your resume. Use this certification to help increase your job and salary potential with your current employer or take your career in an exciting new direction.

The skills learned in the UCM Finance graduate certificate program will prepare you for success in any organization that benefits from strategic thinking based on sound financial planning. This includes banks and other financial institutions, investment firms, corporations and all other types of businesses.

Careers with a Finance graduate certificate

Explore job possibilities for finance professionals using the interactive tool below. You can also get information about salary expectations, projected career growth and more.




Financial assistance options for your Finance graduate certificate

At the University of Central Missouri, we help you put your career and educational goals within reach. In fact, our high-value programs and affordable education are key reasons why LendEDU recognized UCM as a top-ranked university for low student debt.

UCM provides a number of ways to help you finance your graduate education, including:

  • Scholarships
  • Grants
  • Tuition awards
  • Loans

The UCM Alumni Foundation also offers scholarships for specific programs and degrees. You can learn more about program-specific scholarships with the UCM Scholarship Finder.


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