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Graduate Certificate in Financial Management Boston University




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The Graduate Certificate in Financial Management at Boston University’s Metropolitan College is designed to provide leaders and managers throughout an organization with essential skills for making intelligent business decisions. By taking the required courses for the certificate, students will receive a strong foundation in financial theory, acquire technical skills for developing analytical approaches, and improve critical thinking abilities through hands-on coursework and real-world case studies. Available on campus and online, the Financial Management certificate is designed for professionals currently working in the financial services industry and those who are responsible for making financial decisions, as well as for students who are interested in a financial services career. After completing the certificate, students will be qualified for positions in cash management, capital budgeting, and risk management.

Learning Outcomes: Expertise in how financial markets function, including the major participants, procedures for assessing and pricing risk, and market roles in the allocation of credit to various financial sectors; Comprehension of the goals and functions of financial management; Skills in financial analysis and planning, working capital management, and the capital budgeting process; Knowledge of long-term financing; Proficiency in the overall investment process and the key elements involved in the investment process such as asset allocation and security selection; Understanding of debt, equity, and derivatives securities; The ability to construct portfolios of different risk levels, given information about risk-free rates and returns on risky assets; Full understanding of systematic and firm-specific risk, and portfolio diversification; Insight on the concept and usage of the capital asset pricing model (CAPM); Experience with the calculation of bond prices including accrued interest, promised yields, and realized yields; Competence with active bond portfolio management; Familiarity with how to analyze a firm using the basic financial statements to perform ratio analysis; Understanding of mergers and acquisitions through the case study methodology.

Required Curriculum (four courses/16 credits)

MET AD 712 Financial Markets and Institutions
MET AD 714 Mergers and Acquisitions
MET AD 717 Investment Analysis and Portfolio Management

And one of the following:

MET AD 709 Case Studies in Current Corporate Financial Topics
MET AD 713 Derivative Securities and Markets
MET AD 719 Fixed Income Analysis
MET AD 763 Multinational Finance and Trade

Course options

Here are the different ways in which you can study Graduate Certificate in Financial Management.

Online/Distance with attendence (16 credits)

Tuition fees

$28,160.00 (20,64,111) per year

USD $14,080 per semester


21 Jan, 20 May, 02 Sep


Metropolitan College

1010 Commonwealth Avenue, 3rd Floor,



02215, United States

Entry requirement for international students

Applicants to master’s degree and graduate certificate programs must have earned a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution (or the international equivalent) prior to enrollment.

English proficiency

Unless otherwise indicated by the department/program to which you are applying, the minimum total internet-based TOEFL score is 84, with minimum scores in each section as follows: Reading—21; Listening—18; Speaking—23; Writing—22.

The minimum total band score of 6.5 is required for admission to Metropolitan College, along with scores of 6.5 in each section: listening, reading, writing, and speaking.

* Please check with your chosen school for the exact entry requirements for your programme.

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