Financial management

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Overview

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Knowledge of financial management — and the ability to make strategic financial decisions — is important in a number of careers. Mizzou’s online graduate certificate in financial management is designed to provide cutting-edge knowledge to those people who wish to pursue a career in financial management, corporate finance or a related field. With the financial management graduate certificate, students can enhance their analytical and financial decision-making skills and distinguish themselves from their peers in the job market.

Quick facts

Official name

Graduate certificate in financial management

Campus

University of Missouri

Program type

Graduate certificate

Academic home

Trulaske College of Business | Finance Department

Delivery mode

100% online

Accreditation

Higher Learning Commission, Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International)

Credit hours

12

Estimated cost

$15,890.40

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

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Career prospects

Jobs may include:

  • Financial manager
  • Business analyst
  • Cost analyst
  • Credit manager
  • Cash manager
  • Risk manager
  • Investor
  • Relations officer
  • Treasurer
  • Controller
  • Chief financial officer (CFO)
Burning Glass Technologies. 2021. Salary numbers and employment growth numbers are based on models that consider advertised job posting salary, Bureau of Labor Statistics data and other proprietary and public sources of information for multiple occupations.
4.32%
employment growth
Burning Glass Technologies. 2021. Salary numbers and employment growth numbers are based on models that consider advertised job posting salary, Bureau of Labor Statistics data and other proprietary and public sources of information for multiple occupations.
$86,000
median salary

Program structure

The online graduate certificate in financial management is 100% online: no campus visits required.

Courses are semester-based. Students typically take one to two classes per semester and finish the program in one year.

Course work includes

  • Advanced financial management
  • Capital budgeting
  • Investment banking
  • Mergers and acquisitions             
  • Management of financial institutions
  • Corporate risk management             
  • Corporate insurance and alternative financing mechanisms

Further your education

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

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

Delivery

100% online

Calendar system

Semester-based

Typical program length

1 year

Typical course load

1 or 2 classes each semester

Accreditation

The University of Missouri is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, one of six regional institutional accreditors in the United States. The Trulaske College of Business and the School of Accountancy are accredited by Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International).

Faculty spotlight

Melissa Griswold

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

Melissa Griswold, PhD
Associate Teaching Professor
David Johnson

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 (investments grad cert) and Advanced Financial Management (financial management grad cert).

David Johnson, PhD
Associate Teaching Professor

Learn more about this program

This program is administered by the Finance Department