Financial Management

Post-Baccalaureate Certificate
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The Financial Management post-baccalaureate certificate focuses on the assessment of financial statements, foreign exchange issues, risk and investment management. You will explore relevant financial analysis of financial and non-financial organizations, and the theoretical and technical concepts involved in investing in marketable securities.

Basis of Admissions

A completed bachelor’s level or higher degree from an accredited institution or university is required. Credit hours from another university or institution cannot be transferred towards a post-baccalaureate certificate program.

Post-baccalaureate certificates transfer into a master’s degree sequence.

Completion Period for Post-Baccalaureate Certificates

Northcentral allows 2 years to complete all post-baccalaureate certificate programs. Post-baccalaureate certificate courses in the School of Business and Technology Management are eight weeks in length.

Certificate Courses - 12 credit hours

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Course Description


Corporate Finance

This course examines the most important components of corporate finance. It begins with an examination of the financial statements and the related financial ratios. It then studies some fundamental concepts on using present value and future value to solve business and personal financial problems. The differences between debt and equity securities are next examined followed by an assessment of the issues of risk and return include an examination of the capital asset pricing model. The course finishes with a study of the capital budgeting process and the theories on capital structure.


Investment Management

This course examines the theoretical and technical concepts involved in investing in marketable securities. Some important valuation models are examined including the Capital Asset Pricing Model and the Arbitrage Pricing Theory. The course further includes an analysis for fixed income security investing with important emphasis on interest rate risk for these securities. Moreover, the course studies the use of derivative securities including futures, forward contracts, options and swaps. A framework for making intelligent investment decisions and achieving successful investment results is developed.


Financial Statement Analysis

This course provides a broad coverage of topics related to financial statements and the financial analyses that emerge from these statements. We begin by reviewing some basic reporting requirements and the introduction of the fundamental accounting statements. We then cover an important topic on common size financial statements which allow for an analysis that controls for size differences across time and across firms. Financial ratio analysis is a further important concept that we explore in detail with attention given to the investors’ perspective in using these ratios. The course finishes by studying some special industries, government and non-profit organizations.


International Finance

This course covers the financial manager's decision making process and the interface of the firm with international markets in a global economy. Particular emphasis is placed on the following five issues: (1) the international finance environment; (2) foreign exchange risk management; (3) financing from a global perspective; (4) direct foreign investment decisions; and (5) management of ongoing operations.

At Northcentral University, we pride ourselves in being completely transparent when it comes to tuition and fees. If a cost is not included in our Cost Per Course Tuition Rate, we let you know up front. Currently, the only additional cost above your program rate* is books. Learn more about NCU School of Business and Technology Management's post-baccalaureate certificate costs below:

  • Per credit cost: $850
  • Per 3 credit course cost: $2,550
  • Program cost: $10,550
  • Average book cost per course: $110
  • Application Fee: $0
  • Learning Management Fee (one-time per program): $350
  • Registration Fee: $0

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*Program rates are subject to change and generally increase at the start of each calendar year.

Total program costs reflected are calculated based on standard degree program credits exclusive of the program’s potential evaluation track. The actual cost of a program is determined based upon the program and track the student enters, transfer credits if any, and other unique student factors. For more information: please contact Admissions or refer to the catalog.

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