As the global business landscape becomes more competitive and critical decision making becomes more complex, organizations need professionals with a firm grasp of financial concepts.

The Graduate Certificate in Finance helps students expand their expertise in areas such as financial management, corporate finance, financial analysis and managerial accounting.

Students who enroll in this certificate 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?

This program is ideal for working professionals at all levels who want to develop a deeper understanding of the financial challenges their organizations face and focused knowledge in areas that are most relevant to their careers.


Core Courses:

Elective Courses:

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.

Students are required to complete a total of 12 credits to earn a Graduate Certificate in Finance.

Our faculty have been recognized for their achievements in finance education. Certificate students will learn from professors who also teach in UNC Kenan-Flagler’s top-ranked MBA programs.1

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1 UNC Kenan-Flagler was ranked #22 by U.S. News & World Report in the most recent report published in 2023, and its online MBA program is ranked #3 in 2024arrow_upward