Sep 25, 2023  
2013-2014 Graduate Catalog 
2013-2014 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Certificate in Finance


The graduate certificates in business are designed to allow working professionals to develop expertise and acquire a credential beyond their undergraduate degree. The certificate program allows students to:

  • Specialize in new areas of business
  • Update older information or degree
  • Acquire added skills and credentials to increase their career opportunities

The program allows a student, with guidance of a graduate programs coordinator, to choose a customized program of five graduate business classes from the graduate courses offered through the Albers School of Business and Economics. Certificates are awarded in the following areas of specialization: accounting, finance, sustainability, marketing, innovation and entrepreneurship, and business analytics. Course work for the certificate may be applied to other advanced graduate degrees if enrolled in those degree programs prior to completion of the certificate program.

Upon completion of the requirements for the Certificate in Finance, students will have posted to their transcripts the entry, Certificate of Finance and be issued a certificate.

Detailed admission requirements are listed below. Seattle University graduate students may also be eligible for the certificate programs. For more information, contact Aaron Thornburg at (206) 398-4312.

Admission Requirements

  1. A minimum of an undergraduate degree from an accredited institution
  2. A minimum of 2 years of full time work experience
  3. Competency in statistics
  4. A competitive GMAT score


I. Prerequisites

III. Electives (6)

2 elective courses from the following. A more specific finance certificate can be obtained in corporate finance, investments, entrepreneurial finance, international finance, or analyzing financial statements by taking 2 elective courses in the same finance sub area.


*For students enrolled in the Professional MBA program, MBA 515 is considered a prerequisite for this certificate.  FINC 540 and 544 are required courses and three electives from the list above are needed to complete the certificate.

Minimum credits required for certificate: (15)