Graduate Certificate in Investments

You can complete this in-depth program covering investment categories from asset management to securities issuance in as few as nine months, enhancing your career or preparing for a master’s degree program.

Suffolk’s Graduate Certificate in Investments (GCI) is recognized by the CFA Institute and closely tied to professional practice. The program covers the key principles of asset management, security valuations, capital markets, portfolio management, and securities issuance.

As a part-time student, you can complete this graduate certificate program in as few as nine months. This certificate can also be completed full time in as few as four 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 Investments at Suffolk

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
Summer Semester: April 1 (priority), 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)

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 (2020-2021) $1,574

Courses & Requirements

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

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