Learn from the Best
As a graduate certificate student, you will have the opportunity to learn from world-renowned faculty and accomplished classmates. Among your professors, you’ll find financial experts, portfolio managers, consultants, and respected industry leaders. Sitting beside you in the classroom, you’ll find fellow students that work locally in Finance and are ready to share their own professional and academic experience. Engage in practical, real-world learning, designed for ambitious professionals like you.
A Focused Curriculum to Target Your Goals
This flexible, part-time program will further your analytical knowledge and lay the groundwork to perform managerial tasks related to the management and operations of mutual funds. You may choose to explore topics like: reconsideration of the fund’s investment policy statement and asset allocation plan, preparation of accounting statements, compliance issues, ethical concerns, or measuring and managing risk.
Each of the classes for your Graduate Certificate in Mutual Fund Management will help you gain essential business knowledge to develop your career potential. There is one pre-requisite course that you may waive if you completed a Bachelors in business administration or a related field. If you enroll in the pre-requisite course, then you will select 3 or 4 courses from the list below. If you have already fulfilled the prerequisite requirement, you will select 4 or 5 courses from the list below. The minimum required number of courses to earn your certificate is four, however many of our students select to take an additional elective in order to broaden their expertise. The minimum time to complete the graduate certificate is three semesters.
- 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
- Two years work experience in finance
FINA 6200 | 3 credits
*This course may be waived if you completed a Bachelors in business administration or a related field.
Required Courses (Select 4)
FINA 6202 | 3 credits
FINA 6203 | 3 credits
FINA 6212 | 3 credits
FINA 6219 | 3 credits
FINA 6360 | 1 credit
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Builds on FINA 6360. Designed to provide students further analytical knowledge, including exposure to and opportunity to perform managerial tasks related to the management and operation of mutual funds. Included in these tasks are reconsideration of the fund’s investment policy statement and asset allocation plan as well as preparation of accounting statements, dealing with compliance issues, addressing ethical concerns, measuring and managing risk, and performing marketing and fund-raising activities.
FINA 6361 | 1 credit
Experiential Learning Opportunities
The 360 Huntington Fund launched in 2008 and is now a nearly $1 million student managed mutual fund that represents experiential learning in its purest form.
Graduate Finance and Investment Club
Dive deep into the different disciplines in the finance industry with like-minded fellow students. You’ll have the opportunity to meet with distinguished members of those disciplines, and participate in the annual stock market competition.
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