Finance Certificates

 

Finance is clearly one of the foundational disciplines in business. There is the financial services industry that creates demand for finance professionals – this sector includes banks, insurance companies, brokerage and investment companies, and others that sell finance-based services. In addition, every business needs its own in-house professionals to manage the many financial decisions that must be made on an ongoing basis, such as capital budget allocations, developing strategies to raise and manage equity, long-term debt, and working capital, and investing the cash the business raises.

The Graduate Certificate in Corporate Finance is aimed primarily at the latter market, including courses in Corporate Finance and Advanced Capital Budgeting.

  Course No. Course Titles Credit Hours
Prerequisites
ACCT 7000 Foundations in Finance & Accounting
2
FIN 7000 Foundations in Finance 1
Core FIN 7061 Corporate Finance
3
FIN 7062 Advanced Capital Budgeting 2
Electives FIN 7035
Financial Information & Valuation 3
FIN 7042 Options and Futures 3
FIN 7054 Risk Management 3
FIN 7063 Mergers & Acquisitions 2
FIN 7071 Infrastructure Finance 2

The electives listed above represent the typical set from which most students will choose. Students may be able to choose other electives to match specific career goals, with the approval of the Program Director.

To learn more about this certificate, please contact:

 

Tiffany

Tiffany Cooper
Associate Director of Graduate Recruitment
E-mail: coopertf@ucmail.uc.edu
Phone: 513-556-7188

Michael Neugent

Michael Neugent
Assistant Professor-Educator and Director, MS Finance Program

 

No matter what industry you work in and no matter what size your company is, you need a fundamental understanding of the key principles of finance to truly “know” your business. The
Finance certificate is designed to give individuals without a financial background a high-level overview and full working knowledge of the primary financial tenets such as capital budgeting, valuation and financial management.

 

Curriculum

The Finance certificate includes two pre-requisites (3 credit hours), 2 core courses (6 semester credits) and two elective course (6 semester credits), depending on program affiliation and prior background.

  Course No. Course Title Credit Hours
Prerequisites ACCT 7000 Foundations in Accounting 2
FIN 7000 Foundations in Finance 1
Core FIN 7014** Financial Management 3
FIN 7041 Investments 3
Electives FIN 7035 Financial Information & Valuation 3
FIN 7037 Fixed Income 3
FIN 7042 Options and Futures 3
FIN 7055 International Finance 3
FIN 7061 Corporate Finance 3

**MBA students at Lindner College of Business who are required to take FIN 7014 as part of the MBA core may not count this towards the certificate. They will be required to take an elective instead. Undergraduate finance majors will be able to waive FIN 7014 – they will also be expected to take an elective instead.

The electives listed above represent the typical set from which most students will choose. Students may be able to choose other electives to match specific career goals, with the approval of the Program Director.

To learn more about this certificate, please contact:

 

Tiffany

Tiffany Cooper
Associate Director of Graduate Recruitment
E-mail: coopertf@ucmail.uc.edu
Phone: 513-556-7188

Michael Neugent

Michael Neugent
Assistant Professor-Educator and Director, MS Finance Program

 

 

Finance is clearly one of the foundational disciplines in business. There is the financial services industry that creates demand for finance professionals – this sector includes banks, insurance companies, brokerage and investment companies, and others that sell finance-based services. In addition, every business needs its own in-house professionals to manage the many financial decisions that must be made on an ongoing basis, such as capital budget allocations, developing strategies to raise and manage equity, long-term debt, and working capital, and investing the cash the business raises.

The Graduate Certificate in Investment Management is aimed primarily, although not exclusively, at the financial services industry, including such courses as Investments and Portfolio Management.

 

Curriculum

The Investment Management certificate is made up of two pre-requisites (3 credit hours), plus two core courses (6 credit hours), and at least two electives (6 semester credits), depending on program affiliation and prior coursework.

  Course No. Course Title credit Hours
Prerequisites ACCT 7000 Foundations in Accounting 2
FIN 7000 Foundations in Finance 1
Core FIN 7041 Investments 3
FIN 7045 Portfolio Management 3
Electives FIN 7035 Financial Information and Valuation 3
FIN 7037 Fixed Income 3
FIN 7042 Options and Futures 3
FIN 7046 Alternative Investments 2
FIN 7052 Securities & Trading Markets 2

The electives listed above represent the typical set from which most students will choose. Students may be able to choose other electives with the approval of the Program Director.

To learn more about this certificate, please contact:

 

Tiffany

Tiffany Cooper
Associate Director of Graduate Recruitment
E-mail: coopertf@ucmail.uc.edu
Phone: 513-556-7188

Michaeln Neugent

Michael Neugent
Assistant Professor-Educator and Director, MS Finance Program