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Finance Certificate

Looking to upskill and advance your career quickly and efficiently? St. Thomas Aquinas College’s advanced certificate in Finance is designed for working professionals and can be completed entirely online in one year. The program is offered quarterly in 9-week sessions, allowing students to start in September, December, March, or June and maximize their time. All certificate courses stack into our full MBA program if and when you’re ready to continue on your career advancement path. And all remaining MBA courses are offered at a discounted price for our certificate students.  

Develop a deep understanding of financial decision making and learn advanced methods of financial analysis. Build your skill set in financial planning and leadership and explore ethical practices and policies that impact global economies. Connect concepts and theories to real-world applications through interactive case studies. Our advanced certificate program prepares students for the corporate challenges of the modern world.

1. 12 Credits Selected From:
  • Corporate Finance (GMBA 1201)*
  • Financial Institutions & Capital Markets (GMBA 1203)** 
  • Global Finance (GMBA 1204)*
  • Mergers & Acquisitions (GMBA 1205)**
  • Capital Budgeting (GMBA 1206)**
  • Quantitative Finance & Forecasting (GMBA 1207)*** 
  • Commercial Banking (GMBA 1208)**** 

*Prerequisite: GMBA 1105 Managerial Finance

**Prerequisite: GMBA 1201 Corporate Finance

***Prerequisite: GMBA 1202 Investment Analysis

****Prerequisite: GMBA 1203 Financial Institutions & Capital Markets

2. 3 Credits selected from any of the business concentration areas


  • 15 Credit Advanced Certificate Program
  • Online
  • Complete in as few as 12 months
  • Under $10,000


  • Joy Gallagher, Assistant Director, Transfer & Graduate Coordinator | 845-398-4101
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Ready to Apply?

Applicants for the Business Advanced Certificates are required to have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited undergraduate institution and a minimum of a 2.8 grade point average, based on a 4.0 scale. 

The application process is simple:

  • Complete the free Graduate Application 
  • Submit your Official Transcript(s)
  • Submit the contact information for two professional recommenders on your application 
  • Submit your current resume

For students with an undergraduate degree outside the United States, applicants must have a transcript evaluation completed by a current member of NACES.​ St. Thomas Aquinas partners with SpanTran to help you select the right evaluation at a discounted rate. Access the application here: SpanTran Application – St. Thomas Aquinas College.  TOEFL Scores may be required for some international applicants.