Enhance your decision-making skills

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Quick facts

  • Program type: Graduate certificate
  • Academic home: Robert J. Trulaske, Sr. College of Business
  • Accreditation: Higher Learning Commission, Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International)
  • Delivery mode: 100 percent online
  • Credit hours: 12
  • Estimated program cost: $15,135.00*

* This cost is for illustrative purposes only. Your hours and costs will differ, depending on your transfer hours, course choices at Mizzou and your academic progress. See more about tuition and financial aid.

How an online graduate certificate in investments can help you

The online graduate certificate in investments prepares students to enhance their analytical and financial decision-making skills. Students will gain cutting-edge knowledge of key topics in securities analysis (equity, fixed-income, derivative securities), portfolio management and more. For those who wish to pursue a career in financial services or advance their current career, earning this certificate can help distinguish students from their peers in the job market.

Career prospects

Average salary
Employment growth

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Financial Analysts.

Jobs may include

  • Financial analyst
  • Portfolio manager
  • Wealth manager
  • Personal financial planner
  • Risk manager

Program structure and topics

The online graduate certificate in investments is 100 percent online: no campus visits are required.

Courses are semester-based. Students typically take two classes each semester session and finish the program in nine months.

Further your education

If you choose to continue your education, this program offers a seamless transition from graduate certificate to a master’s in business (MSB) or finance (MSF).

The graduate certificate in investments exposes you to content relevant for the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) program.

Meet our faculty

Melissa Griswold, PhD

Associate Teaching Professor

Dr. Griswold is an Associate Teaching Professor of Finance. She been recognized for outstanding student advising and teaching achievement at numerous universities, at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. Dr. Griswold teaches Investment Banking.

David Johnson, PhD

Associate Teaching Professor

Dr. Johnson is an Associate Teaching Professor of Finance. He has had his research published in the Journal of Financial Research, Financial Practice and Education, Journal of Financial Planning, and has written over forty articles and done multiple interviews on the topic of reverse mortgages for the mainstream media. Dr. Johnson teaches Equity Securities Analysis.

Ask us about this program

This program is administered by the Robert J. Trulaske, Sr. College of Business