Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

The W. A. Franke College of Business

Finance

Investments, Undergraduate Certificate


Academic Information

This undergraduate certificate serves students who have completed the prerequisites that make up the Business Profession Program Milestone. Time, patience, discipline, and money are often cited as the prerequisites for thriving in the world of investments. But students who wish better preparation can enhance their acumen with five courses designed to develop an understanding of financial theory, while getting real-world practice through our Student Managed Investment Fund and Certified Financial Analyst (CFA) Global Investment Research Challenge.

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Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

The W. A. Franke College of Business

Finance

Investments, Undergraduate Certificate


Careers

What Can I Do with a Certificate in Investments?

This certificate will provide you with a foundation in financial theory, however you also will have the opportunity to participate in the Student Managed Investment Fund. In this two-course sequence, students are responsible for making the buy, sell, and portfolio construction decisions for a portfolio in excess of $1 million. This is not a 'paper' portfolio, but rather an actual account the students manage on behalf of the NAU Foundation.

You may also participate in the CFA Global Investment Research Challenge, a global competition that provides you the opportunity to write a research report on a local company, and present your findings to senior investment professionals. You will compete against student teams from across the southwest, with the hope of winning and being able to compete at the global level. Throughout the certificate program, the emphasis is on the direct, real-world application of the curriculum. These real-world investment experiences will help to build your résumé and prepare you as you move forward in an investment career.

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Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

The W. A. Franke College of Business

Finance

Investments, Undergraduate Certificate


University Requirements

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Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

The W. A. Franke College of Business

Finance

Investments, Undergraduate Certificate


Overview

In addition to University 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
Highest Mathematics Required MAT 119
Additional Admission Requirements Required
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Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

The W. A. Franke College of Business

Finance

Investments, Undergraduate Certificate


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Additional Admission Requirements
Certificate Requirements
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Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

The W. A. Franke College of Business

Finance

Investments, Undergraduate Certificate


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