Audience: The Graduate Certificate in Investments is designed for working professionals that already work in the banking or investments industries, and would like to enter a role with more decision making responsibilities.

Program Type: Part-time

Unique Features:

  • Study at a U.S. News and World Report ranked top 40 U.S. research university.
  • Certificate programs are designed for busy professionals. Courses are offered on our Boston campus on weekday evenings Monday through Thursday and during the day on Saturdays. As a Boston campus based student, you may also complete one course 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 Northeastern University.

Class Size: Approximately 20 students per term

Class Begins: 3 entry terms each year: January, May, and September

Class Location: Boston, MA

Class Schedule: On-campus courses are primarily offered Monday–Thursday during the evening. Some courses are also available on Saturdays. Certificate students may take one course online.

Admissions Pre-Requisites:

  1. U.S. Bachelor’s degree or equivalent with a major in business administration or a related field with a GPA of at least 3.0
  2. 2 years work experience in finance

Credit Hours: 12-15 credit hours

Time to Complete: The Graduate Certificate in Investments may be completed over the course of just three semesters, or spread out over as long as three years. The length of the program will depend on your course selections.

Tuition Costs and Fees: Please visit the Northeastern Student Financial Services page. Click the dropdown under “Graduate Programs” and you will find the rate next to “Business Administration.

Eligible for International Student Visa? No. This program is not F-1 visa compliant.

Where Do I Apply? Apply online

GMAT/GRE Required? No

Interview Required? Upon request.

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