Through the Graduate Certificate in Corporate Finance, you will gain exposure to both domestic and international financial markets and securities traded therein.
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Sharpen your financial perspective. Financial acumen is the foundation of any successful business venture. Now you can explore this essential business knowledge through a flexible, part-time program and gain insight into strategies needed for tackling real-world financial challenges.
Through the Graduate Certificate in Corporate Finance, you will develop foundational financial knowledge through the study of global markets. Your coursework will introduce methods of implementing financial strategy by stressing the impact of ethical and legal considerations. You may also choose to examine the financial, managerial, accounting, and legal factors affecting corporate mergers or explore advanced financial risk management.
Accelerate and complete your certificate in as little as one semester, or spread out and take up to three years to complete. With evening and weekend classes offered on campus, you can accelerate your career without missing a beat. You may come to campus just one night a week or accelerate the program by taking multiple classes each semester. Designed for working professional students, courses are offered with two start times: 5:20 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Monday–Friday. You will study alongside business-minded students, while learning from world-class faculty.
Courses are taught by Northeastern University full-time faculty—leading practitioners in their respective fields, with active industry connections. Each faculty member understands the challenges of today’s global economy. They are seasoned experts and are committed to your success.
Study in the heart of downtown Boston, accessible by public transportation and accessible to the Massachusetts turnpike, with student parking options
Develop your business acumen with four or five master's-level courses in your area of interest
Contribute what you know and learn from other working professionals
Study at a top-tier research university in the U.S. with prestigious faculty dedicated to your success
No GMAT or GRE test scores are required to apply, so you can pursue your goals right away
Accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International—the highest standard of achievement for business schools worldwide.
A graduate degree or certificate from Northeastern—a top-50 university—can accelerate your career through rigorous academic coursework and hands-on professional experience in the area of your interest. Apply now—and take your career to the next level.
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Admissions deadline for January start: December 15
Admissions deadline for September start: August 15
Admissions deadline for May start: April 15
You will be notified of an admissions decision within ten days of completed application.
Graduate Certificate in Corporate Finance General Requirements
FINA 6205 - Financial Strategy
Complete 9 semester hours from the following:
FINA 6211 - Financial Risk Management
FINA 6213 - Investment Banking
FINA 6214 - Mergers and Acquisitions
FINA 6215 - Business Turnarounds
FINA 6216 - Valuation and Value Creation
FINA 6260 - Entrepreneurial Finance and Venture Capital
Any MBA core course titled 6200 (see below):
ACCT 6200 - Financial Reporting and Managerial Decision Making 1
HRMG 6200 - Managing People and Organizations
INTB 6200 - Managing the Global Enterprise
MKTG 6200 - Creating and Sustaining Customer Markets
MECN 6200 - Global Competition and Market Dominance
STRT 6200 - Strategic Decision Making in a Changing Environment
Please note: This curriculum is for marketing purposes only and is subject to change. Official curriculum can be found within the course catalog.
At D'Amore-McKim School of Business, we believe that educational opportunities are everywhere, and learning is not limited to the classroom. We offer our students experiential learning opportunities that bring academic lessons into real-world practice. Our unique, hands-on learning model is setting the standard for the future of business education.
Faculty and industry guest lecturers incorporate real case studies into the classroom experience. You'll hear about how theory and best practices are actually implemented in businesses, and get a better sense for how you might be able to apply your new knowledge to your own professional life.
When class is dismissed, you can get hands-on experience through our innovative on-campus initiatives. Help the 360 Huntington Fund manage a half million dollars of the University's endowment, or learn how to quickly solve different problems in Excel and build financial models, through the 360 Financial Modeling Club's workshops.
Here at D'Amore-McKim, you'll find that meaningful, real-world experiences are central to everything we do.
Graduate Finance and Investment Club — Dive deep into the different disciplines in the finance industry with like-minded fellow students. You'll have the opportunity to meet with distinguished members of those disciplines, and participate in the annual stock market competition.
The 360 Huntington Fund— The 360 Huntington Fund is D'Amore-McKim School of Business' student-managed mutual fund. Our students manage a half million dollars of the university's endowment — are you up for the challenge?
360 Financial Modeling Club— Do you have the skills required to design and create interactive financial models in Excel? Excel skills are crucial in the current job market, and every employer expects incoming professionals to know Excel perfectly. Join us and solidify your financial modeling skills today.
Our faculty represents a wide cross-section of professional practices and fields ranging from finance to education to biomedical science to management to the U.S. military. They serve as mentors and advisors and collaborate alongside students to solve the most pressing global challenges facing established and emerging markets.
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By enrolling in Northeastern, you gain access to a network of more than 255,000 alumni and 3,350+ employer partners, including Fortune 500 companies, government agencies, and global nongovernmental organizations. Our current students and faculty across strategically located regional locations further foster a lifelong, global community of learning and mentoring.
Below is a look at where our business alumni work, the positions they hold, and the skills they bring to their organization.