Graduate Certificate in Corporate Finance

Learn to analyze and understand how corporate decision-making drives a firm's performance in relation to accounting, financial analysis, capital budgeting, credit risk analysis, and corporate governance.

The Graduate Certificate in Corporate Finance reinforces your business background and provides powerful skills you’ll need to advance in the world of corporate finance. The program will expand your knowledge of dividend theory, capital budgeting, risk and liability management, and the evaluation of a company’s finances. Electives provide the opportunity to explore the main functions of investment banking, financial decisions in an international finance setting, or financial forecasting models in greater depth.

This program is designed for those who have completed prior undergraduate or graduate finance coursework. If you do not meet the prerequisite, you should begin with the Finance certificate.

This certificate program is designed to be completed part-time in one or two semesters on campus.

Courses are taught by leading finance faculty members at the Sawyer Business School, which is ranked among the best in the world.

View the Corporate Finance curriculum

Applying to the Graduate Certificate in Corporate Finance

Application Deadlines

  • Fall Semester: July 15 (International Applicants), August 15 (Domestic Applicants), then rolling
  • Spring Semester: December 1 (International Applicants), January 4 (Domestic Applicants), then rolling

Learn about the advantages of priority applications.

Application Materials

  • Completed application
  • $50 Application Fee (waived for students who visit campus)
  • Resume
  • Unofficial transcripts of all post-secondary work. Admitted students enrolling in the program will need to have official transcripts, including proof of degree conferral, on file prior to their first class
  • Goal Statement (essay)
  • Letter of Recommendation (learn more)
  • Official TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE-Academic Scores (international students only)

Graduate Certificate in Corporate Finance (2022-2023)

Per credit: $1,638

Financial Aid for Graduate Study

Suffolk University is pleased to offer both merit- and need-based financial aid to graduate students—these awards can be up to $23,000 per academic year. Merit-based aid is awarded based on the applicant's academic credentials presented on the admission application. No separate application is required for merit consideration.

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