You can complete this program in as little as 9 months to enhance your career or prepare 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. If you apply to the MSF or MSFSB within a year of completing this certificate, and had a 3.3 or higher cumulative GPA, you won’t need to take the GRE or GMAT to enroll in the master's program.
Cost Per Credit (2018-2019)
9-16 months of part-time study
Take MBA 650
This course extends the body of knowledge acquired in MBA 650. Students expand knowledge of dividend theory, capital structure theory, capital budgeting, long-term financing decisions, cash management and corporate restructuring, market efficiency, and risk and liability management.
Offered Both Fall and Spring
Students examine markets for investment procedures, valuation models, basic analytical techniques, and factors influencing risk/return tradeoffs. This course emphasizes the professional approach to managing investment assets. A variety of investment vehicles are discussed, including stocks, bonds, options, and futures.
Offered Both Fall and Spring
Three (3) courses are electives and must be selected from the approved elective list for Investments.
Note: MBA 650 requirement for Previous Business Major Certificate Options - Candidate must have taken equivalent of MBA 650 with a grade of "B" or better within seven (7) years of enrolling in certificate program or an upper level elective with a grade of "B" or better within seven (7) years to meet this requirement for admission.
View the Federally Mandated Gainful Employment Disclosure for the Graduate Certificate in Investments
Graduate certificate courses, if waived, need to be substituted with an approved elective. To substitute with an approved elective for a required course, a student must have successfully completed equivalent academic coursework at the undergraduate/graduate level in the five (5) years prior to matriculation, "B" or better", and provide official transcripts (with English translation, 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 the 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-case 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 (5) 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.
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.
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