Financial Management, Certificate

Program Director : Tianning Li, Ph.D.; 301-696-3688

The Certificate in Financial Management is designed to provide valuable skills in financial reporting, analysis, and management for new financial managers, professionals who desire to advance their knowledge in finance, and those seeking to upgrade their competencies in the latest financial tools and techniques. The certificate program covers important topics such as financial reporting, financial structuring, and risk-return analysis of projects, investment and portfolio management, hedging financial risks, and mergers and acquisitions.

Application Requirements

Students applying for the Financial Management Certificate program must have a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution. Applicants should submit an official transcript from the institution where their highest degree was conferred. In addition, students must complete a Statement of Intent of at most 250 words that describes their background experience and future goals.  Students who apply and are accepted into the MBA program while pursuing their Financial Management Certificate may apply all certificate coursework towards their MBA degree.

Requirements for the Certificate

Students must complete five three-credit courses for a total of fifteen credits. Successful completion requires a student to maintain a minimum G.P.A. of 3.00. The following courses comprise the certificate:


MGMT 553Foundations of Accounting


MGMT 561Financial Management


MGMT 576Advanced Financial Management


MGMT 577Portfolio and Investment Management



ECMG 578/ECMG 478International Financial Management


MGMT 581Financial Statement Analysis