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Finance Certificate

Master the Fundamentals of Financial Analysis and Forecasting

You’re interested in money beyond the consumer level. You like studying financial markets and finding ways to make money grow. Your interests can help you advance your career. All you need is a competitive advantage.

The Finance certificate from NSU's Huizenga College of Business provides you with the core knowledge you need to become a financial leader. Our curriculum is designed to give you a thorough understanding of corporate finance, securities analysis, portfolio management, and financial institutions and markets, so you’ll be prepared to add value to any organization.

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that careers in finance will continue to grow at a rate faster than the national average through 2026. With our Finance certificate, you’ll be ready to grow within this competitive and financially rewarding field.

Program Information:

  • Courses offered weeknights on the main 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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The following prerequisite courses are necessary for certificate completion.

FIN 5008 Business Finance *
FIN 5130 Financial Management **

* Course may be waived at the discretion of the department chair or designee. Waivers will only be considered when an equivalent course with a grade of C has been earned in the past 10 years.

** Not required if previously taken with a grade of B in the past 8 years.

Students have three options for satisfying a program prerequisite course:

  1. Complete course(s) offered by the H. Wayne Huizenga Collee of Business and Entrepreneurship;
  2. Complete a proficiency examination administrated by a testing organization that has national recognition, such as CLEP and DANTES. Students selecting this option must complete the requirements within their first two semesters with HCBE. After the second semester, courses must be completed with HCBE. Official transcripts must be received by the office of Academic Advising one week prior to register for courses requiring the prerequisite requirement.
  3. Complete the course with another regionally accredited institution. Students should obtain verification from an academic advisor regarding course equivalency at another institution. Students will need to supply a course description for initial evaluation. A course syllabus may be required if additional review is needed.

Full-time professionals are available to discuss the finance certificate curriculum with you in greater detail. Simply call 800.672.7223 Ext. 25067 or contact our Enrollment Services Staff.

Total credits: 15-21

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

Required Courses
FIN 5008 Business Finance*
FIN 5130 Financial Management*
Choose five:
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

* 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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