Finance Investment Management Graduate Certificate

Investment Management

Finance is one of the foundational disciplines in business. The financial services industry 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, though not exclusively, at the financial services industry, including such courses as Investments and Portfolio Management.

The investment management certificate is made up of two prerequisites (three credit hours), two core courses (six credit hours), and at least two electives (six semester credits), depending on program affiliation and prior coursework.

Investment management certificate curriculum
  Course number Course title Credit hours
Prerequisites ACCT 7000 Foundations in Accounting 2
FIN 7000 Foundations in Finance 1
Core FIN 7041 Investments 2
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
FIN 7072 Behavioral Finance
FIN 7054 Risk Management 3

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 these certificates, please contact:

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Michael Neugent

Assistant Professor-Educator and Director, MS Finance Program, Department of Finance, Real Estate, and Insurance and Risk Management

2314 Carl H. Lindner Hall