Financial management Courses

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Courses for this program are 100% online: no campus visits are required. Courses are asynchronous, without scheduled meeting times.

Successful completion of the program requires 12 credit hours: two required courses and two electives. A student with no finance background will need to take at least 15 hours to earn the certificate.

As a prerequisite to the course work below, you must possess a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution. You also must have successfully completed FINANC 8120 or FINANC 8140. To evaluate your transfer credit, visit

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The chart below shows the courses offered in the program. Courses are 3 credit hours each, unless stated otherwise. The University reserves the right to change or cancel courses as needed.

Nondegree-seeking enrollment

Prior to acceptance into the program, you may enroll in up to 12 credit hours as a nondegree-seeking (in some cases, post-baccalaureate) student. Enrollment does not guarantee acceptance. Learn more about nondegree-seeking university student admissions.

Master’s program

In the event that a student successfully completes the graduate certificate in financial management and decides to continue into the master’s in finance (MSF) or business (MSB) program, course credits earned for the certificate will be credited toward the degree.

State authorization

States require that the University of Missouri-Columbia be authorized to deliver university-level distance/online education to their residents. Each state handles this process differently.

Please see our state authorization page for more information.

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Students residing in all states are eligible to enroll in this program.

Learn more about this program

This program is administered by the Finance Department