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Certificate in Finance

Jeff Jones, Program Director
Glass Hall, Room 300; Phone 417-837-5504


Elizabeth Reger, Graduate Program Coordinator
Glass Hall, Room 105; Phone: 417-836-5616

Program description

The Graduate Certificate in Finance provides a 12 hours graduate-level experience in the area of finance. The program involves in depth study of finance, including exposure to international issues. Contact the MBA Director or Program Coordinator for additional information.


  • Candidates for the certificate program must be admitted to the University as a graduate student.
  • The candidate should have a bachelor’s degree and meet minimum admission criteria for the Master of Business Administration program.
  • All course work must be approved by the MBA Program Director.
  • EMBA students must have a program of study approved by the Director of the EMBA program.

Required courses (12 hrs)

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
FIN 787
FIN 790
Seminar in Derivatives
Seminar in Finance
3 hrs
FIN 682
FIN 686
International Financial Management
International Financial Statement Analysis
3 hrs
FIN 685
FIN 687
Portfolio Management & Alternative Assets
Security Valuation
3 hrs

Complete one 1 additional course from the following:

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
FIN 638 Introduction to Estate Planning 3 hrs
FIN 670 Foundations of Fintech 3 hrs
FIN 681 Professional Financial Planning 3 hrs
FIN 682 International Financial Management 3 hrs
FIN 685 Portfolio Management & Alternative Assets 3 hrs
FIN 686 International Financial Statement Analysis 3 hrs
FIN 687 Security Valuation 3 hrs
FIN 689 Management of Financial Institutions 3 hrs
FIN 698 Financial Research & Portfolio Management 3 hrs
FIN 699 Directed Study for CFA Level I Exam 3 hrs
FIN 787 Seminar in Derivatives 3 hrs
FIN 790 Seminar in Finance 3 hrs
FIN 792 International Education Abroad in Finance 3 hrs
FIN 795 Domestic Education Abroad in Finance 3 hrs

1If a student has already completed a 500-level version of any 600-level course, they cannot count that course toward the Finance graduate certificate.  They must choose another course from the “Complete one additional course….” list.