Why study Investment Management?

Finance is 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 Options and Futures, and Portfolio Management.  

Admission Requirements

  • Must hold a baccalaureate degree
  • Uses unofficial transcripts for admissions review. When offered admission, official academic transcripts required
  • One letter of recommendation
  • Essay
  • Resume

Investment managers provide money management services to individuals and to institutional entities such as educational institutions, governments, insurance companies, and pension and retirement plans.

The Investment Management Graduate Certificate is granted to those who satisfactorily complete the required course work, carrying a minimum GPA of 3.0 or more. The certificate must be completed within five years of acceptance into the program.  All students must contract for graduation.

Students must complete the entire certificate program in residence.

Graduate certificates are designed to be completed on a part-time basis and are not available to international applicants who require full-time status. International students can complete graduate certificates as part of a graduate degree program.

The University of Cincinnati and all regional campuses are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

The Carl H. Lindner College of Business holds AACSB accreditation. AACSB International business accreditation is an achievement earned only by programs of the highest caliber. Institutions that earn accreditation confirm their commitment to quality and continuous improvement through a rigorous and comprehensive peer review. Less than one-third of U.S. business school programs and only 15% of business school programs worldwide meet the rigorous standards of AACSB International accreditation.

Contact Information

Lindner Graduate Programs Office
1319 Carl H. Lindner Hall
2906 Woodside Drive, PO Box 10211
Cincinnati, OH 45221-0211
(513) 556-7020

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Program Code: 22GC-IMGT-GC