Graduate Certificate in Finance (non-business majors or general finance interest)

If you are a non-business major, you can enhance your understanding of business concepts with this intensive introduction into economics, data analytics, and financial management.

Seeking valuable expertise in general finance? If you're majoring in non-business subjects, the Suffolk Graduate Certificate in Finance (GCF) will give you in-depth exposure to the foundations of economics, data analytics, accounting, financial management, and general corporate theory. You will be uniquely positioned to succeed in today’s marketplace and enhance your undergraduate education.

As a part-time student, you can complete this graduate certificate program in as few as nine months. If you apply to the MSF or MSFSB within a year of completing this certificate, and had a 3.0 or higher cumulative GPA, you won’t need to take the GRE or GMAT to enroll in the master's program.

Graduate Certificate in Finance at Suffolk

Application Deadlines

Fall Semester: March 15 (priority), then rolling
Spring Semester: October 15 (priority), then rolling
Summer Semester: April 1 (priority), then rolling
Learn about the advantages of priority applications.

Application Materials

Note: Students must have passed a university-level statistics course in the past five years or have equivalent industry experience.

Cost of Graduate Study at Suffolk

Cost Per Credit (2019-2020) $1,519

Waiver/Transfer Policy

Graduate certificate courses, if waived, will need to be substituted with an approved elective. To substitute an approved elective for a required course, a student must have successfully completed equivalent academic coursework at the undergraduate/graduate level in the five years prior to matriculation ("B" or better) and provide official transcripts (with English translations, if applicable).

Candidates who apply within one year of completing their graduate certificate will have applicable courses applied to a Sawyer Business School (SBS) graduate degree program, in the same discipline as the certificate, as long as a grade of "B" or better was earned in that course.

Candidates who apply beyond one year or from a certificate program outside their discipline will have coursework evaluated on a case by base basis for relevancy, current degree requirements, and current Sawyer Business School waiver and transfer policies.

Transfer credits from the graduate certificate must have an earned grade of "B" or better and have been taken within five years prior to entering a SBS graduate degree program. However, at the discretion of the program director, some courses may not be transferred if the subject material has changed significantly since completion.

Gainful Employment Disclosure

View the Federally Mandated Gainful Employment Disclosure for the Certificate Program in Finance.

Courses & Requirements

Learn more about the classes, requirements, and different options available to complete the program.
 

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