2021-2022 Catalog

Finance, Graduate Certificate

As an aspiring or practicing financial professional, the Graduate Certificate in Finance, will provide you the knowledge and skills to thrive in a highly competitive industry. The courses are designed to equip you with expertise and real-world skills in financial analysis including quantitative methods, economics, financial reporting, corporate finance, equity investments, derivatives, ethics and professional standards, and portfolio management that will help to advance your career in asset and wealth management, investment banking, commercial banking, and consulting, alongside a diverse range of career paths in-and-outside the industry.

These courses will prepare students to sit for the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Exam https://www.cfainstitute.org/en/programs/cfa/exam-support. In order to apply for the CFP® certification, individuals must pass the CFP® Exam and also must satisfy all other requirements (including, but not limited to, experience and ethics). For more information see: 

CFP Board 
1425 K Street NW #800 
Washington, D.C.  
Fax: 202-379-2299 


Admission Requirements

City University of Seattle's graduate admission requirements, found under Admissions in the catalog menu, apply to this program. 

Total Required Credits (15 Credits)

Required Courses

MBA 548Financial Reporting and Control


FIN 551Quantitative Methods and Economics for Finance


FIN 553Capital Management and Fixed Income


FIN 555Equity, Derivatives, and Alternatives


FIN 557Ethics and Portfolio Management