Graduate Certificate in Finance


AVAILABLE: Online
REQUIRED CREDITS: 18


Program Details

City University of Seattle's Graduate Certificate in Finance provides a comprehensive overview of business finance for those looking to add to their skills set or bring their previous knowledge up to date. We offer a particular focus on financial management for those interested in learning more about that field.

CityU of Seattle's finance certificate program utilizes a faculty of active financial experts to reach beyond theories so you can develop the skills to solve real-world challenges. This program covers usable topics including the following:

  • financing—evaluating which vehicles are best for your organization
  • banking—assessing a bank's stability and services
  • investing—establishing and managing a portfolio of stocks, bonds and other investments
  • trading—preparing stock sales for a publicly traded company or initial public offering

Flexible, Online Learning Options

The finance certificate program at CityU is offered completely online so you can develop vital skills without taking time away from your responsibilities. As with all of our online programs, we keep class sizes small so you get individual attention right at your own home. Connect with a School of Management advisor to discuss how the Graduate Certificate in Finance can work with your life.

Where CityU Can Take You

The field of finance employs individuals inside financial firms, but it also employs specialists throughout many other types of organizations. When you finish your online finance certificate, you'll be prepared to step into a senior financial role within a small company, advance into mid-level corporate finance positions in a medium sized company, or work as a financial project manager or budget analyst in a large company or government agency.

Get Started Today!

If you have a bachelor's degree from an accredited university, you can apply to get your graduate-level finance certificate online with CityU. All of our courses are fully accredited, which means you'll earn credit toward a master's degree while you work toward your certificate. Because of the rigor of the program, applicable prior experience in accounting or an additional accounting course may be necessary before beginning. Get in touch with an advisor to learn more today.



As of July 1, 2011, the US Department of Education requires colleges to disclose specific information for any financial aid eligible program that "prepares students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation." City University offers a number of undergraduate and graduate certificates that lead to gainful employment. Information for each certificate program for the latest reporting year is available here.
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