Certificate in Finance Online

Gain the essential skills and knowledge to drive financial success in any organization and open doors to career advancement and leadership opportunities in finance.

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Start class: 10/21/24 Apply Now

Program Overview


Enhance your financial expertise with our online Finance Certificate

Prepare for high-level roles in finance and graduate with the expertise and critical skills to drive organizational decisions with the Certificate in Finance online from Avila University. The comprehensive curriculum covers global financial management, investments, data analysis, risk management, and portfolio assessment.

Designed for working professionals, the program offers 100% online coursework that can be completed in as few as six months. Learn from experienced faculty and gain tools to navigate the evolving financial landscape. Certificates can also be stacked toward a full MBA degree, creating a personalized learning experience aligned with your career goals.

In this certificate program, you will:

  • Learn vital techniques and skills, such as data analysis, risk management, and portfolio assessment, that drive organizational decisions
  • Gain an understanding of the significant issues in global financial management and investments
  • Learn vital techniques and skills, such as data analysis, risk management, and portfolio assessment, that drive organizational decisions
  • Gain an understanding of the significant issues in global financial management and investments

Career opportunities in finance:

  • Financial Analyst
  • Financial Planner/Advisor
  • Financial Consultant
  • Financial Analyst
  • Financial Planner/Advisor
  • Financial Consultant

Also available:

Avila University offers a variety of certificate programs online. If you’re interested in pursuing a master’s degree, all credit hours from the Certificate – Finance transfer to our online MBA with a concentration in Finance.

$6,000 Total Tuition
As few as 6 months Duration
12 Credit Hours

Personalized learning experience

You will receive a personalized learning experience online. Faculty regularly engages in value-added comments and feedback providing the same level of instruction as if you were in person.

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Keep your budget intact with pay-by-the-course tuition

The Certificate – Finance online program tuition is the same affordable, pay-as-you-go rate for all U.S. residents. Fees are included in the total tuition, and financial aid may be available.

Tuition breakdown:

$6,000 Total Tuition
$500 Per Credit Hour



Look up important dates and deadlines

Ideal for working professionals, the online Finance Certificate features 8-week courses and multiple start dates each year so you can begin at the time that works best for you.

TermStart DateApp DeadlineDocument DeadlineRegistration DeadlineTuition DeadlineClass End DateTerm Length
Fall 2 202410/21/2410/7/2410/16/2410/16/2410/20/2412/15/248 weeks
Spring 1 20251/6/251/2/251/2/251/3/251/6/253/2/258 weeks
Spring 2 20253/3/252/26/252/26/252/28/253/3/255/4/258 weeks

Now enrolling:

10/7/24 Apply Date
10/21/24 Class Starts

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Find out what it takes to get into the program

You can find all requirements for admission to the Avila online Certificate in Finance below.

Admission Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Minimum 2.5 GPA
  • No GRE or GMAT required

In order to be eligible to receive a Certificate – Finance from Avila University, you must have the following:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
  • GPA requirements for unconditional admission: 2.75 cumulative grade point average at the completion of the undergraduate degree
  • GPA requirements for conditional admission: 2.5 cumulative grade point average at the completion of the undergraduate degree
    • Students admitted conditionally must achieve a 3.0 GPA on the first nine credits in their program of study
  • Official transcripts from all institutions previously attended

Submit all official transcripts to:

Email: [email protected]
Mail: Avila University
11901 Wornall Road
Kansas City, MO 64145



Dive into our dynamic Finance Certificate curriculum

In order to earn the finance graduate certificate online, you will complete four courses for a total of 12 credit hours. There are no leveling courses or prerequisites required.

Duration: 8 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Introduction for managers and entrepreneurs to the fundamentals of the economy, the financial markets, and financial management including security valuation, capital budgeting process, capital structure, and working capital management.
Duration: 8 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
A case study course that prepares entrepreneurs and managers with innovating financial management techniques and skills, with emphasis on data analysis and financial decision-making. Spreadsheet skills are recommended.

Course objectives:

  • Build stronger analytical and communication skills to analyze how real business decisions affect the value of the firm
  • Learn to make informed corporate investment and financial decisions
  • Calculate financial ratios and make business forecasts
  • Study capital budgeting decisions and resource allocation
  • Manage dividends and repurchases
  • Learn about the management of the corporate capital structure
Duration: 8 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
An introduction of major issues in global financial management and investments. Topics covered include exchange rate determination, spot and forward markets for foreign exchange, financial and risk management of multinational corporations.

Course objectives:

  • Understand critical international finance and business concepts
  • Understand and reflect on the diversity of international financial market environment across different countries including the bond markets, the equity market, and the money market
  • Reflect and analyze the opportunities and challenges provided by international financial markets to MNCs
  • Develop an understanding of the foreign exchange market, different theories about exchange rate determination, and different exchange rate regimes
  • Consider and evaluate the impacts of specific local or firm actions on global community
  • Examine and evaluate the development of global organizations and institutional over time and its effects upon the financial system, the economy and the society
  • Build strong analytical skills and data processing abilities to analyze real exchange rate data and understand exchange rate movement and behavior
  • Be able to carry out exchange rate forecasting using different techniques
  • Build strong analytical skills to solve real business problems faced by multinational corporations
  • Apply critical thinking to make informed decisions in the international context
  • Identify potential risk factors and learn to measure risk exposure and perform risk management in a global business setting using various approaches
  • Demonstrate professional communication skills in the business setting via written, oral and technological means
  • Promote business ethics
Duration: 8 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
An introduction to global financial markets and modern investment theories and practices including financial instruments, security valuation, portfolio theory, risk management and investment performance evaluation.

Course objectives:

  • Develop skills that enable students to understand and be able to analyze the financial system of the US and the world
  • Utilize evaluative and logical approaches in analyzing information and developing conclusions regarding finance and current business issues

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