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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.
Official nameGraduate certificate in investments
Program typeGraduate certificate
Academic homeTrulaske College of Business | Finance Department
Delivery mode100% online
AccreditationHigher Learning Commission, Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International)
*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.
Jobs may include
- Financial analyst
- Portfolio manager
- Wealth manager
- Personal financial planner
- Risk manager
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
The graduate certificate in investments exposes you to content relevant for the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) program.
Typical program length9 months
Typical course load2 classes per semester
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).
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 and Capital Budgeting, among other courses, for the Department of Finance.
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).