Deepen your finance knowledge—in a flexible online format
The Online Graduate Certificate in Corporate Finance—designed for working professionals who want to study 100% online—can help you build a deeper understanding of how companies finance value creation, growth, and acquisition.
This flexible certificate format allows you to choose from six start times throughout the year. You’ll study in intense five-week bursts that maximize learning, listening to lectures, accessing course materials, and submitting assignments at your own pace each week while meeting deliverable deadlines. Through the virtual format, you’ll interact with students and faculty from a wide range of backgrounds and work experiences so you can truly develop a global mindset.
Tailor your curriculum to your needs
Your coursework will focus on developing and implementing financial strategies in today’s dynamic and complex business environment. You’ll select two electives that align closely with your professional goals, choosing from topics such as financial management for multinational firms, investment banking, and entrepreneurial finance.
The Graduate Certificate in Corporate Finance is a great way to gain finance skills you can use immediately and also pave the way toward a future master’s degree, including the Online MBA.
Develops financial, analytical, and communication skills necessary to develop and implement a financial strategy consistent with firm value creation in a dynamic environment. Stresses the impact of ethical and legal considerations, global markets, and technological innovation on efficient economic outcomes. Emphasizes written and oral communication skills. Upon completion of this course, students should be able to identify and analyze a firm’s strategic opportunities and propose a suitable financial strategy that is consistent with firm value creation.
FINA 6205 | 3 credits
Highlights the role of financial management as a source of value creation in a competitive global environment characterized by rapid technological, personal, and market changes. Offers students an opportunity to develop tools and techniques of financial analysis and valuation to support financial decision making. Presents future managers with actual business problems to learn to apply the tools of financial analysis to strategic decisions faced by the firm, such as capital budgeting and capital structure.
FINA 6200 | 3 credits
Complete 6 elective credit hours from the following
Develops specific concepts, policies, and techniques for the financial management of the multinational firm. Topics include operation of the foreign exchange markets, foreign exchange risk management, sources and instruments of international financing, foreign direct investment and the management of political risk, multinational capital budgeting, and financing control systems for the multinational firm.
FINA 6204 | 3 credits
Discusses policy, strategy, and administration of financial services firms. Topics include issuance of securities, the service function within financial services, pricing a negotiated issue of common stock or competitive bid issue, and meeting capital requirements of a securities firm.
FINA 6213 | 3 credits
Explores the environments that have recently given rise to a large number of corporate mergers and the business factors underlying these corporate combinations. Examines the financial, managerial, accounting, and legal factors affecting mergers. Studies how to appraise a potential merger and structure a merger on advantageous terms.
FINA 6214 | 3 credits
Concentrates on the diagnosis, prescription, and implementation of actions pertinent to business turnarounds, troubled companies, workouts, bankruptcies, and liquidations. Case studies and readings guide the student through the maze of financial, ethical, legal, general business, and strategic aspects of turnarounds, culminating in the student evaluating and developing a turnaround plan.
FINA 6215 | 3 credits
Explores recent developments in financial management and financial analysis through the use of modern finance theory to make capital allocation decisions that lead to long-run value maximization for the corporation. Focuses on applications and financial model building, risk analysis for valuation applications, and business strategies to measure and manage corporate value and value creation. Topics are relevant to value consultants, corporate managers, and securities analysts.
FINA 6216 | 3 credits
The curriculum is subject to change by D’Amore-McKim faculty. Please monitor for updates.