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Overview

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.

Quick facts

Official name

Graduate certificate in investments

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

Delivery

100% online

Calendar system

Semester-based

Typical program length

9 months

Typical course load

2 classes per 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