Finance Certificate

Division: Business and Computer Information Systems


The Finance Certificate is designed to prepare students for employment in the financial services industry or who are responsible for making financial decisions. The focus of the program helps students to gain a solid foundation in the principles of finance, becoming well informed of topics critical to financial planning, implementation, measurement, and investment. Emphasis on building advanced knowledge of economic theory, corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, international markets, and risk management to prepare students for employment. A grade of C or better is required in each course taken. This certificate requires 18-19 units.

Select from the following (9 units):9
Personal Financial Management3
Financial Investments3
Business Finance
Real Estate Finance
Legal Environment of Business3
Honors Legal Environment of Business
Business Law I (formerly BUS 241AF)
Select from the following (9-10 units):9-10
Business Economics3
Financial Investments3
Business Finance3
International Finance3
Funding Special Projects and New Ventures1
Real Estate Finance3
Financial Accounting5
Honors Financial Accounting
Total Units18-19

Outcome 1: Use a working vocabulary of business and finance terminology.

Outcome 2: Develop an understanding of the theory and practice of corporate finance with an understanding of discounted cash flow, valuation, risk and return, capital asset pricing model, corporate capital structure, capital budgeting, mergers and acquisitions, and investment and financing decisions.