Building long-term value in today's global and tech-driven business world requires good financial leadership—and employers need professionals who can make smart decisions quickly in high-pressure environments. In just four or five courses, our Graduate Certificate in Corporate Finance will help you build essential skills for financial decision-making and deepen your knowledge of financial strategy and management.
- Program Structure: 4–5 courses
- Class Schedule: Monday–Thursday evenings at 5:20 p.m. and 7:30 p.m
- Time to Complete: 1 to 3 years
Part-Time Graduate Certificate | Typical Program Timeline
12 or 15
credits may be applied toward a future MBA
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- Advance your knowledge of financial strategy, from business planning and analysis to portfolio management
- Specialize your studies with electives that are relevant to your goals, such as mergers and acquisitions or entrepreneurial finance
- Build your confidence and experience through project-based coursework and case studies—key components of Northeastern's practice-oriented approach to learning
- Access expert career guidance from an experienced counselor at Northeastern's office of Employer Engagement and Career Design
- Complete your certificate in as few as four courses, with the option for one additional elective to deepen your knowledge
- Build the foundation for a future master's degree from Northeastern—you may be able to apply your certificate credits toward an eligible master's program
The business learning you need in as few as four graduate classes
Customize your path to an MBA
The student experience
“The finance courses are relevant to the current moment, and offer so much more than what a textbook alone can teach you. . . . Starting with the milestone of a graduate certificate, with the option to carry credits forward into a future master's degree, gave me the confidence to get started.”
- English language proficiency: English proficiency, both written and verbal, is necessary for success in D'Amore-McKim classrooms. For more information, review our admissions policies.
- GMAT Required? No.
- Where do I apply? Learn more here.
- Interview required? Upon request.
- Pre-requisite for admission? Undergraduate degree in accounting or finance
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For Boston campus students, there are three entry terms each year in January, May, and September. For online students, there are six entry terms throughout the year.
Northeastern University's Student Financial Services website is your best resource for the most current and comprehensive information to help prepare you financially.
To view tuition rates, please visit the Northeastern Student Financial Services page. Click the dropdown under “Graduate Programs” and find the cost per credit for the current academic year listed next to “D'Amore-McKim School of Business Programs.”
There are a number of resources to help you finance your Northeastern graduate education, and the Student Financial Services team is here to guide you through the process and make it as simple as possible. Please visit the Graduate Financial Aid page.
Once you are a student, your financial aid advisor will work with you one-on-one to answer your questions, point you to resources and provide valuable insight as you navigate the financial commitments of your program.
At Northeastern, we value and celebrate diversity in all its forms and strive to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds community, which is vital to learning and discovery.
Clubs and Organizations
Northeastern has many opportunities for you to be engaged with our community. Examples include the following:
The purpose of the GSCC is to build community for graduate students of color at Northeastern University by promoting education, professionalism, and civic duty. The GSCC fosters student, staff, and faculty relationships to establish a campus home for higher education at Northeastern. Through civic engagement with surrounding communities, the GSCC recognizes the continued struggles of marginalized populations, and the need for those who have succeeded to give back.
Grad Q is a student organization for LGBTQ+ graduate students at Northeastern. Grad Q is focused on building community, social events, advocacy, and mentoring undergraduate students.
We have a number of cultural centers on campus to support our campus community by providing programs, lectures, and events for students with a range of affiliations and interests including the LGBTQA Resource Center, Office of Global Services, Latinx Student Cultural Center, Asian American Center, and many more.
You'll be learning from world-renowned faculty—financial experts, consultants, and respected industry leaders—and you'll study alongside a diverse group of students who will become part of your professional network beyond the program.
Through core coursework and electives, you'll explore the fundamentals of financial strategy through the study of domestic and international markets. You'll dive into topics such as . . .
- Value creation
- Investment banking
- Mergers and acquisitions
- Business turnarounds
- Risk management
- Financial ethics
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