Finance Skills Certificate

Division: Business and Computer Information Systems


The Finance Skills Certificate is designed to prepare students for employment in the financial services industry or responsibility for making financial decisions. Students will gain the foundational knowledge and tools needed for financial analysis and decision making. The focus of the program is skill building in areas such as capital markets and investments, mergers and acquisitions, international corporate governance, investment theory, and real estate to prepare students for employment. A grade of C or better is required in each course. This certificate requires 12-14 units.

Required Courses (6 units):
BUS 101 FPersonal Financial Management3
BUS 201 FFinancial Investments3
or BUS 251 F Business Finance
or RE 202 F Real Estate Finance
Select from the following (6-8 units):6-8
Business Economics3
Financial Investments3
Business Finance3
Legal Environment of Business3
Honors Legal Environment of Business
Business Law I (formerly BUS 241AF)
International Finance3
Funding Special Projects and New Ventures1
Financial Accounting5
Honors Financial Accounting
Real Estate Finance3
Total Units12-14

Program Level Student Learning Outcomes

OUTCOME 1: Apply financial principles and techniques for valuation and wealth maximization, financial risk assessment, investment analysis, and management decision making.

OUTCOME 2: Use a working vocabulary of business/finance terminology.