Finance, Graduate Certificate

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Minimum Total Hours: 12

Program Code: G039

The Graduate Certificate in Finance provides students with rigorous analysis, hands-on practice, and intense discussions to prepare them for and provide the concepts, approaches, and experience to manage portfolios, advise clients, analyze investments, or contribute to a corporate finance practice in industry or banking. Learn how to value financial securities, price and manage assets, manage risk, and model finances. Gain perspective on financing and financial decision making, reporting, and analysis.  A total of 12 hours is required for the certificate.

Certificate Requirements

Required Courses
FIN 5112Investments2
FIN 5322Financial Derivatives2
Elective Courses
Choose 4 courses from a list maintained by the department and approved by the Graduate College.8
Total Credit Hours12

A graduate certificate is not a graduate degree. A graduate degree represents a program of independent inquiry beyond the depth of coursework alone, while a graduate certificate represents a set of courses only.

  • All courses must be taken at OU. No transfer credit will apply.
  • No course substitutions are permitted for graduate certificates.
  • Coursework applied to a graduate certificate cannot be more than five years old as of the semester the graduate certificate is awarded.
  • Students must earn a grade point average of 3.00 or higher on all coursework applied to the graduate certificate.