Graduate Certificate in Finance



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If you’re on track to be a  financial analyst, budget analyst, financial manager, corporate treasurer/controller, or management consultant, Ball State’s graduate certificate in finance can give you the analytic and theoretical tools needed once you get there. Plus, you’ll have 12 credits toward our MBA with a concentration in finance.

Finance professionals are needed to provide critical input to businesses, governments, not-for-profit entities, and financial institutions. Your track may lead you into a field such as commercial banking, corporate finance, insurance, private equity, real estate, or financial planning.

A Credential that Keeps You Current

Although financial managers typically have a bachelor's degree in finance, accounting, economics, or business administration, the graduate certificate is an added credential that keeps you current professionally and marketable when job opportunities arise.

While you may bring a bachelor’s in business to the MBA certificate, the finance certificate actually requires little or no knowledge of finance and welcomes students from outside the discipline.

Program Requirements



Required Courses

  • FIN 650 Investment Management
  • FIN 680 Global Financial Policy
  • RMI 670 Risk Management and Insurance
  • BUSA 601 Fundamentals of Accounting and Finance
    or MBA 661 Managerial Finance

We’ll help you plan your courses: BUSA 601 or MBA 661 will depend on credits from your undergraduate degree.

Course Delivery Options

We offer three options: On campus, online, or hybrid. Outcomes are the same for each, and you’ll learn from the same distinguished faculty.

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IN 47306 Muncie , United States