The W. A. Franke College of Business2017-2018

Finance

Corporate Financial Management, Undergraduate Certificate

This certificate is available only to Business majors in The W. A. Franke College of Business. While much financial management takes place in departmental or small business settings, the field of corporate financial management requires a more integrative perspective, including the ability to forecast financials, prepare strategies for guiding the corporate “ship” through rocky waters, and raise capital to fund growth opportunities. With five upper-division courses, students will gain an understanding of corporate theory, learn to apply theory and methodologies to real-world situations, and improve their spreadsheet modeling and communication skills.

Careers

What Can I Do with a Certificate in Corporate Financial Management?

Do you want to be a corporate CEO?  If so, then training in corporate finance is a great way to start that journey. This certificate will enable you to gain a solid understanding of corporate financial theory and learn quantitative methodologies that will enable you to tackle financial decisions within a corporate environment. A strong emphasis is placed on valuation techniques and risk assessment, in addition to the everyday tools of a financial manager. Students will enhance their analytical and communication tools, through real-world cases utilized throughout the courses in this certificate. Students are exposed to a wide range of firms, industries, and economic situations in the analysis of cases, thus providing them with practice in applying financial theory and techniques in many different corporate environments.


University Requirements

  • To receive an undergraduate certificate (at least 15 units) at Northern Arizona University, you must complete a planned group of courses from one or more subject matter areas with a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0.

    Please be aware that federal financial aid is not available for some certificates, if the certificate is pursued and completed as a stand-alone certificate (i.e., not completed concurrently with a degree program). See the "Details" tab for additional information.

Overview

In addition to University Requirements:

  • Complete individual plan requirements.

Please note that you may be able to use some courses to meet more than one requirement. Contact your advisor for details.

Minimum Units for Completion 15
Major GPA 2.0
Mathematics Required MAT 119
Additional Admission Requirements Required

Details

Additional Admission Requirements
  • Admission requirements over and above admission to NAU are required.
  • The W.A. Franke College of Business (FCB) offers more than a dozen undergraduate certificates, some of which are open to all Northern Arizona University students.

    For a list of certificates open to non-business majors, contact the Office of Academic Services in the FCB. 

    The FCB does not accept upper-division transfer credits from programs not accredited by the AACSB (such as the University of Phoenix or the Bachelor of Business Administration program at NAU).

    You must complete 6 units of certificate coursework that are not used in your major, minor, or other certificates, and you must complete at least 60% of certificate coursework at Northern Arizona University.

Certificate Requirements
    • Please note that if you are a Finance Major you cannot use FIN 451 in both your major and this certificate; instead take FIN 431.

  • Please note that this certificate is available only for those students with the Business Professional Program milestone.

  • You must have completed all of the coursework used to fulfill these requirements within the last 10 years.
  • This certificate may only be pursued and completed concurrently with a degree program.  This certificate is not available as a stand-alone certificate.

  • Be aware that some courses may have prerequisites that you must also take. For prerequisite information click on the course or see your advisor.

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