Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Strategic Financial Management

Certificate Level: Graduate
Admission Requirements: Bachelor's degree
Certificate Type: Post-Baccalaureate 
Number of Credits to Completion: 11.0
Instructional Delivery: Face-to-Face; Online
Calendar Type: Quarter
Expected Time to Completion: 1 year
Financial Aid Eligibility: Aid eligible*

Classification of Instructional Program (CIP) Code: 52.0305
Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) Code: 11-3030

*The current plan of study for this program would not allow for federal financial aid (including Federal Direct Student Loans) since Department of Education requires a minimum of 4.5 credits per term for graduate courses and 6.0 credits per term for undergraduate courses.

About the Program

The certificate in Strategic Financial Management (SFM) consists of four classes. Students develop skills and tools related to how economic events are captured in financial reports, use of financial information for decision-making, measuring and monitoring performance for strategic and operational planning, and how taxes impact decisions. Designed for professionals in any industry with at least three years of work experience, the certificate will prime you to be a strategic contributor. 

Admission Requirements

Bachelor's degree or higher

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Program Requirements

ACCT 510Essentials of Financial Reporting2.0
FIN 601Corporate Financial Management3.0
Select two (2) of the following6.0
Strategy & the Master Budgeting Process
Financial Statement Analysis
Advanced Financial Management
Tax and Business Strategy
Total Credits11.0

Sample Plan of Study

First Year
ACCT 5102.0FIN 6013.0Elective3.0Elective3.0
 2 3 3 3
Total Credits 11