As competition grows within any sector and critical decision making becomes more complex, businesses need professionals with a keen grasp of essential financial concepts. Courses in MBA@UNC's Graduate Certificate in Finance program help students expand their expertise in areas such as financial management, corporate finance, financial analysis, and managerial accounting.
Students who enroll in this online graduate certificate in finance program will complete a series of courses designed to build specialized financial skills that can be applied to a wide range of industries.
Who Should Pursue a Graduate Certificate in Finance?
The online finance certificate program is ideal for working professionals at all levels who aspire to add a comprehensive grasp of financial concepts to their repertoire. The certificate program offers courses that will allow professionals to have a deeper understanding of financial challenges their organizations face and build a greater depth of knowledge in areas that are most relevant to their careers.
If necessary, students may take time off between courses while completing their certificate program; however, all courses must be completed within 18 months. All coursework is completed 100% online, with no in-person requirements.
Within the Finance certificate program a participating student must take MBA 730 Financial Accounting prior to taking certificate program courses. However, the prerequisite requirement can be waived for those who have taken an equivalent course previously. The MBA@UNC Registrar office will review and approve prerequisite waiver requests prior to program application. For specific questions, please contact your Admissions Counselor.
Our faculty have been recognized for their achievements in leadership education. Certificate students will learn from professors who also teach in UNC Kenan-Flagler's other top-ranked MBA programs.1 Learn more about our featured faculty members.
1 UNC Kenan-Flagler was ranked No. 19 by U.S. News & World Report in the most recent report published in 2018, and its online MBA program is ranked No. 1 in 2019 (https://www.usnews.com/education/online-education/university-of-north-carolina-at-chapel-hill-199120/rankings). Return to footnote reference