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Corporate Finance Graduate Certificate

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Credits to Earn Your Certificate
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Certificate Overview Open Accordion
Online Corporate Finance Certificate Program

Learn to evaluate and enhance the financial health of any organization

Corporate finance professionals play a crucial role in the organizations they serve, helping set them up for long-term success. Discover fundamental tools and strategies that will become essential throughout your career. Learn how to gauge the overall financial health of a company, explore important concepts and tools of financial management, and build the knowledge to create effective business solutions.

A certificate specifically for MBA students

This nine-credit graduate certificate will expand your background in corporate finance with an international business focus. Throughout the program, you will complete five graduate-level courses, enhancing your financial literacy and honing your ability to make strategic, sustainable finance decisions.

All credits earned apply toward the College of Business Master of Business Administration (MBA) program after formal admission per University transfer policies. You must be admitted into the MBA program prior to completing this certificate.

Curriculum Open Accordion

You must be admitted to this program for the certificate to appear on your official University transcript.

Required Courses

Program Total Credits: 9

Note: Admission to a business graduate program and/or additional coursework may be required to meet prerequisites. Contact the department for more details.

How to Apply Open Accordion

Application Deadlines

Fall: August 1
Spring: January 1

Start your application online and upload materials directly into the online system. You can save your progress and return any time.

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1Review Admission Requirements

Graduate certificate applicants generally must meet or exceed the following criteria:

  • An undergraduate degree from an accredited four-year institution in any field
  • A cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher from your most recent degree completed
  • International applicants: minimum TOEFL or IELTS scores

Note: Although the Graduate School prefers that applicants meet the minimum admission criteria, failure to meet one may be offset by strengths in other areas, as determined by the Graduate Program Committee.

†Please submit an academic performance explanation if your GPA was lower than 3.0.

‡A minimum Internet-based TOEFL score of 86 or a minimum IELTS score of 6.5 or a minimum of PTE score of 58 is required for all certificates except Accounting Ethics and Auditing, which requires a minimum Internet-based TOEFL score of 95 or minimum IELTS score of 7.0.

2 Complete Online Application

Complete the online graduate application and pay the nonrefundable application processing fee (payable online). As soon as you have completed the required information, please submit your application. Your application will not be reviewed until it is complete and all required materials have been received.

  • Choose "Corporate Finance (Certificate) – Distance" when choosing the Program of Study. (Note: You must first select "Certificate" at the top.)

3 Request Transcripts

Request one official transcript of all collegiate work completed from all institutions attended. Transcripts from Colorado State University are not required. Transcripts must be received directly from the originating institution to be considered official.

Electronic (preferred):
Digital Transcripts must be submitted by the originating institution using a secure service such as parchment, eScrip-Safe, the National Student Clearinghouse, or e-Quals. Transcripts received via emails are considered unofficial.

Use institution code 4075 for Colorado State University or gradadmissions@colostate.edu if the secure service requires an email address.

Mail (if necessary)
Graduate Admissions
Colorado State University – Office of Admissions
1062 Campus Delivery
Fort Collins, CO 80523-1062

Check Your Application Status

View your application status at any time to ensure your application checklist is complete or to check on updates.

Once your complete application, including supporting materials, is received, the department admission committee will review your application and notify you of their decision.

For International Applicants

Proof of English language proficiency is required for applicants from countries or United States territories where there are official languages other than (or in addition to) English. This includes the U.S. territories of American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, and Puerto Rico.

Learn more about English language proficiency requirements.

Questions?

We love learning about your goals and answering any questions to help you on your journey.

cobgradinfo@colostate.edu
Corporate Finance Graduate Certificate

Program Details

Courses
Online
Credits
9
Tuition
$998 per credit
Degree Awarded
Graduate Certificate in Corporate Finance

Application Deadlines

Fall semester
August 1
Spring semester
January 1

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