Finance for the Professional (Self-Designed)

Advance in your finance career and influence the future of your organization with this self-designed specialization that allows you to meet your unique career goals and focus on facing today’s financial challenges. As a practitioner, you will learn to create solutions to financial problems, evaluate financial instruments, leverage resources for optimal profitability, develop strategic financial objectives, seize new business opportunities, mitigate corporate risk, and improve investment decision making. You will explore best practices in financial management and analysis, business risk assessment, valuation, and investment strategies that transcend international borders.

Completion Requirements

  • 30 total semester credits
    • Core courses (12 sem. credits)
    • Specialization courses (18 sem. credits)

This program can be completed in as little as 20 months. Time to completion will vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. For a personalized estimate of your time to completion, call an enrollment advisor at 855-646-5286.

Core Courses

Year Course Code Course Credits
Year Course Code FNCE 6000 Course Decision-Making Tools for Today's Financial Professional Credits (3 sem. cr.)
Year Course Code FNCE 6010 Course Analysis and Communication for the Financial Professional Credits (3 sem. cr.)
Year Course Code FNCE 6020 Course Legal and Ethical Issues in Accounting and Finance Credits (3 sem. cr.)
Year Course Code FNCE 6030 Course Managerial Finance Credits (3 sem. cr.)
Year Course Code FNCE 6640 Course Advanced Managerial Finance Credits (3 sem. cr.)
Year Course Code FNCE 6643 Course Applications in Corporate Finance I Credits (3 sem. cr.)
Year Course Code FNCE 6647 Course Applications in Corporate Finance II Credits (3 sem. cr.)
Year Course Code FNCE 6655 Course Investment Theory and Portfolio Management Credits (3 sem. cr.)
Choose two electives from the following courses:
Year Course Code FNCE 6630 Course Tax Analysis and Decision Making Credits (3 sem. cr.)
Year Course Code FNCE 6635 Course Financial Budgeting and Forecasting Analysis Credits (3 sem. cr.)
Year Course Code FNCE 6660 Course Derivatives and Risk Credits (3 sem. cr.)
Year Course Code FNCE 6600 Course Managing Operational and Financial Business Risks Credits (3 sem. cr.)
Year Course Code FNCE 6610 Course Managing Regulatory Compliance Credits (3 sem. cr.)
Year Course Code FNCE 6781 Course Information Security Governance Credits (3 sem. cr.)
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