The corporate financial management certificate can also be completed as a standalone certificate or can be stacked into your MBA or Finance M.S. if you are interested in advancing your financial management knowledge. Whether you enroll in the corporate financial management certificate on its own or stack it as part of a graduate degree, you will receive a certificate credential that can be added to your resume.
The applied investment analysis certificate can also be completed as a standalone certificate to add to your resume, or as a stackable certificate as part of our MBA or Master's of Finance programs. Whether you enroll in the certificate on its own or stack it as part of a graduate degree, you will receive a certificate credential that can be added to your resume.
What is the Applied Investment Analysis Certificate?
Students who choose to stack their MBA or Finance M.S. with an applied investment analysis certificate will learn how to use economic, financial and accounting information to value securities. The program requires completion of 12 credits with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher in Saint Joseph's University courses. The program is designed by investing experts and connected to a deep network of alumni leaders in the applied investment analysis industry to help students gain hands-on experience managing a live fund.
Applied Investment Analysis Certificate Courses:
- FIN 550 Shareholder Value Management *
- FIN 575 Fundamental Financial Analysis
- FIN 610 Security Analysis
- FIN 613 Applied Investment Management
*You must complete FIN 550, the first course of the certificate, before you can take the remaining higher-level finance certificate courses. This course is a prerequisite for the remaining courses of the certificate.
What Can You Do with a Applied Investment Analysis Certificate?
Individuals with a certificate in applied investment analysis are highly sought after by finance firms and investment management firms. Choosing to stack your MBA or Master's of Finance with an applied investment analysis certificate opens the door to several career objectives, including the following:
- Asset Manager
- Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
- Finance Manager
- Investment Banker
- Market Risk Manager
- Investments Product Manager
How Will an Applied Investment Analysis Certificate from Saint Joseph’s University Advance Your Career?
The applied investment analysis certificate enables students to develop a thorough understanding of stocks, bonds and how to successfully manage a portfolio. You will study banking, private equity, investing, asset management and more, equipping you with the knowledge necessary to pursue a successful career in applied investment analysis and help clients grow their wealth.
Applied Investment Analysis Certificate and the MBA
The MBA curriculum is combined of three stackable certificates. By combining a certificate with one of the second stackable MBA certificate options listed below, you will be prepared to advance your career with the confidence needed in an ever-changing business world.
STACKABLE CERTIFICATE OPTIONS:
- Business Administration
- Corporate Financial Management
- Data Analytics
- Data Management
- Data Science
- Financial Applications in Real Estate
- Human Resources Management
- Healthcare Management Stackable Certificate (MBA)
At A Glance
Average part-time: 2 - 4 semesters, or 6 -12 months.
The applied investment analysis certificate is self-paced so you can take as many courses in a semester that make sense with your schedule and goals.
|Credits||12 credits or 4 courses.|
|Spring, summer or fall.|
|Format||Online, on campus, or hybrid of both formats.|
|Tuition for 2021-2022|
$1,140 per credit hour.
Learn more about our tuition & fees.
|Stack this Certificate into Master’s Programs||The credits of the applied investment analysis certificate can be applied towards the MBA or Finance M.S.|
|Potential Career Paths|
The applied investment analysis certificate helps prepare graduates for jobs such as:
You can enroll in this certificate with any bachelor’s degree. No business background or related experience required.
You must complete FIN 550, the first course of the certificate, before you can take the remaining higher-level finance certificate courses. This course is a prerequisite for the remaining courses of the certificate.
The GMAT is not required for certificates. To learn more about the admission process and required materials, Graduate Admission can provide more information or answer any questions.
Scholarships, federal and state grants, loans and other types of financial aid may be available to those who qualify. Our Financial Aid Office can help you understand your options.
Note: discounts cannot be combined.
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