What will I learn?

Planning a career in the financial services profession? With our five-course graduate certificate program, you can expand your knowledge in financial services management and the derivatives market.

Suffolk’s Graduate Certificate in Financial Services and Banking (GCFSB) will teach you valuable skills in bank management and financial services management. Program classes cover derivative products, risk exposure control for derivatives, and derivative marketing.

As a part-time student, you can complete this graduate certificate program in as few as nine months. This certificate can also be completed full time in as few as four months. If you apply to the MSF or MSFSB within a year of completing this certificate, and had a 3.0 or higher cumulative GPA, you won’t need to take the GRE or GMAT to enroll in the master's program.

The 5-course Graduate Certificate in Financial Services and Banking (GCFSB) is designed for individuals who are previous business majors seeking an understanding of bank management and financial services management. Classes will explore the creation of derivative products, their use for risk exposure control, and how to market them to corporate clients.


  • 5 Courses
  • 15 Credits

Which department am I in?

Sawyer Business School

Study options

Full Time (15 credits)

Tuition fees
USD $1,574 Per Credit

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

18 May 2020, 3 September 2020, 19 January 2021


Sawyer Business School

73 Tremont Street,



02108, United States

Entry requirements

For international students

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university;

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): A minimum TOEFL score of 80 in the iBT scoring system (with no sub score lower than 17) or 550 on the paper-based is required to be considered for full admission.

International English Language Testing System test (IELTS): A minimum score of 6.5 (with no sub score below 6.0) is required to be considered for full admission

PTE-Academic (Pearson Test of English): A minimum score of 65 is required to be considered for full admission.

Application Deadlines: Fall Semester: March 15 (priority), then rolling; Spring Semester: October 15 (priority), then rolling; Summer Semester: April 1 (priority), then rolling.

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About this uni

Located in the heart of Boston, Suffolk offers undergraduate degrees in over 60 areas of study.

  • Main urban campus in bustling Boston area
  • Large international student community
  • Industry connections and internship opportunities
  • Outstanding graduate outcomes