12-15

credits to earn your certificate

3

available formats

In the Graduate Certificate in Accounting and Financial Decision Making you will have the opportunity to explore topics such as financial risk management, value creation, and information analysis. Exposure to decision making theory will assist your conceptual understanding of how investors, money managers, and corporate managers make economic and financial decisions.

Unique Benefits

  • Certificate programs are designed for busy professionals. Courses are offered weeknights on our Boston campus or 100% online.
  • Upon successful completion of a graduate certificate program, you may have the option to apply your credits to eligible MBA or master’s programs at D’Amore-McKim.
  • International students who successfully complete a one-year, 15-credit graduate certificate program on campus may be eligible to apply for Optional Practical Training (OPT) work authorization. OPT authorization allows for 12 months of work eligibility in the U.S.

Program snapshot

Format

Full-time or part-time, or online

Class Begins

For Boston campus students, there are three entry terms each year in January, May, and September. Due to the class schedule and visa requirements, international students may begin their program in either May or September. For online students, there are six entry terms throughout the year.

Credits

12–15 credits for Boston campus students. The minimum required number of credits to earn your certificate is 12, however many students select to take an additional elective in order to broaden their expertise. International students must complete a total of 15 credits. Online students will complete 12 credits.

Class Schedule

Courses are offered weeknights, Monday–Thursday, on our Boston campus or 100% online. Boston campus students may also take one course online. International students must complete all of their classes on campus.

Time to Complete

Campus-based students may be complete the program in as few as three semesters or spread out as long as three years. Online students may complete their certificate in two semesters or up to two years. The length of the program may depend on your course selections. International students must complete 15 credits over an eight-month period to be visa compliant.

Average Class Size

20 students

GRE/GMAT Requirements

Not required.

F-1 visa compliant?

Yes, full-time study is compliant with F-1 visa requirements.

STEM Designated?

No.

Curricular Practical Training (CPT)

CPT is not offered at this time.

Optional Practical Training (OPT)

Yes. International students on an F-1 visa that study on our Boston campus for one year may become eligible to work in the U.S. for up to 12 months after completing their program.

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About our students

Entering class of 2020

Women60%
Men40%
International Students43%
Average Work Experience3 Years

Top Undergraduate Majors Represented

Art
Business Administration
Communications
Economics
Finance
International Business
Sales

Top Industries Represented

Financial Services
Government
Non-Profit

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