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Finance and Sustainability Certificate Program

Finance and Sustainability Certificate

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Finance for a Sustainable Future

Sustainability has moved from a niche concept to a globally recognized strategic priority, increasingly viewed as essential to business operations and success. As firms look to invest in funds that are classified in terms of the environmental, social, and governance (ESG) framework, finance professionals with sustainability knowledge are in demand.

NSU Business' Finance and Sustainability Certificate program positions you in the forefront with the skillset for ESG analysis and investment so you can use your career in finance to implement choices that are best for our world—for today and tomorrow.

Program Information:

  • Courses offered weeknights at the Davie-Fort Lauderdale campus and online
  • International students on a F1 visa are not eligible for this program
  • An application and $50 non-refundable application fee. Apply online
  • A bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution or for students with degrees from foreign institutions, an official foreign academic evaluation stating equivalent bachelor’s degree, must be submitted from a NACES organization 
  • Students who have earned a degree from a foreign non-English speaking country must submit English proficiency test scores, (TOEFL, IELTS, PTE, Duolingo, ELS)
  • Additional documents and may be required along with the GMAT or GRE based on review by the admissions committee.

Please contact us directly for minimum GPA requirement and required English proficiency test scores.

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Full-time professionals are available to discuss the Finance and Sustainability certificate curriculum with you in greater detail. Simply call 800.672.7223 Ext. 25168 or contact our Enrollment Services Staff.

Total credits: 15-33

Students must complete the certificate program in a maximum of three years.

Required Courses
Micro or Macro Economics*
ACT 5001 Introductory Accounting*
ACT 5140 Accounting for Decision Makers*
ECN 5060 Economics of Sustainability
FIN 5008 Business Finance*
FIN 5130 Financial Management*
FIN 5595 Finance Research Methods
QNT 5000 Foundations of Business Statistics
Choose three:
FIN 5504 Real World Finance and Sustainability
FIN 5515 International Finance in a Sustainable World
FIN 5540 Banking
FIN 5545 Financial Engineering
FIN 5550 Sustainable Investment Strategies
FIN 5570 Advanced Corporate Finance and Sustainability
FIN 5580 Finance Internship
PUB 5469 Public Finance
REE 5880 Real Estate Finance
REE 5887 Real Estate Investments

* Course may be waived at the discretion of the department chair if appropriate coursework has been completed prior to pursuing the certificate.

For course descriptions, please visit Course Wizard

Current students: Please consult your Academic Adviser for program requirements or access SharkLink for your Degree Works audit. Program requirements are subject to change, and your Academic Adviser or Degree works audit can provide you with the courses required for your catalog term.

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