Financial Management

Post-Master's Certificate

This Financial Management post-master’s certificate explores the analysis of relevant financial and non-financial organizations. You will acquire focused skills that fit within financial positions for both for-profit and not-for-profit organizations. These skills include financial statement analysis, understanding of investment selection techniques, and understanding for how financial institutions generate earnings and manage risks.

Basis of Admission

A completed master's-level or higher degree from an accredited institution or university.

Scope

Six Courses (18 credit hours) must be completed from the coursework outlined within the corresponding Post-Master's Certificate.

At the end of each Post-Master's Certificate (except where noted), students will complete a final written research project, demonstrating the ability to conduct an investigation on a workplace problem, identify an area for intervention, critique, justify, and recommend a plan of preventative action.

Course Length

All courses are 8 weeks in length. Northcentral University allows 2 years to complete all Post-Master's Certificates.

Specialization Courses - 18 credit hours

Course Code

Name

Course Description

FIN7012-8

Corporate Finance

This course examines advanced components of corporate finance with an emphasis on theories that shape the decision-making process. Through the analysis of various concepts, the student will gain an understanding how corporate decision makers, use financial reports, manage investments based on supply and demand, and build relations with external stakeholders. This course will help the student relate to the decisions made by the principal, owners, and corporate managers to reduce risks and debt and increase return on investments.

FIN7013-8

Investment Portfolio Analysis

This course examines the advanced components of investments with an emphasis on financial markets and pricing models. This course will help students gain financial knowledge that can be used to make sound investment decisions. Shareholders, stakeholders, financial manager, and investors will be able to further identify key sources of funding to grow their business or gain a greater return on investments.

FIN7014-8

Managing Financial Institutions

This course examines the most important advanced components of financial institutions with an emphasis on topics more closely related to academic research. The course includes an examination of advanced content as well as relevant academic papers. The student is required to develop some in-depth papers on the primary academic topics within financial institutions. Moreover, the student will be reviewing and assessing relevant academic papers to better prepare the student to potentially write papers within this area of finance. The course begins with an analysis of the financial system and financial institutions. It continues with an examination of financial statements for financial institutions. It provides a careful examination of interest rate risk and credit risk. Next the course studies derivative securities for financial institutions. The course finishes with a thorough examination of an academic paper and then the development of a presentation on financial institutions.

FIN7015-8

Advanced Financial Statement Analysis

This course examines the most important advanced components of financial statement analysis with an emphasis on topics more closely related to academic research. The course includes an examination of advanced content as well as relevant academic papers. The student is required to develop some in-depth papers on the primary academic topics within financial statement analysis. Moreover, the student will be reviewing and assessing relevant academic papers to better prepare the student to potentially write papers within this area of finance. The course begins with an analysis of the balance sheet and income statement. It continues with an examination of financial ratios. It provides a careful examination common size statements. Next the course studies the decomposition analysis and the impacts of financial leverage. The course finishes with a thorough examination of an academic paper and then the development of a presentation on financial statement analysis.

FIN7016-8

Financial Management for International Business

This Doctoral level course examines advanced components of international finance with an emphasis on topics more closely related to academic research. The course includes an examination of advanced content as well as relevant academic papers. The student is required to develop in-depth papers on the primary academic topics within international finance. Moreover, the student will be reviewing and assessing relevant academic papers to better prepare the student to compose potentially publishable papers within this area of finance. The course begins with an analysis of the global financial environment. It continues with an examination of the foreign exchange market and an examination of the issues involved with managing foreign exchange risk. students will then explore global financing and investment decisions. The course finishes with a thorough examination of an academic paper and the development of a presentation on international finance.

FIN8010CAGS-8

Financial Management

The student will create a comprehensive research project that seeks to create a unique solution to a stated, real or hypothetical defined topic approved by the Mentor. Research scope and definitions must be declared before the specific approved project can commence. students will be assessed on demonstrated proficiency in designed assignments, which will culminate into a final research project.

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-master's certificate costs below:

  • Per credit cost: $879
  • Per 3 credit course cost: $2,637
  • Program cost: $15,822
  • Average book cost per course: $110
  • Application Fee: $0
  • Technology Fee: $0
  • 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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