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Financial Management Certificate: Global Finance Perspectives

The Financial Management certificate provides a global perspective to financial markets, risk and return. Special emphasis is placed on corporate financial management, emerging financial markets and global financial management. Students learn how transition economies join the wave of globalization through liberalization of financial markets, deregulation of industries and relaxation of policies governing foreign direct investment.

As an added perk, once you apply for a certificate you are accepted into Ashland University's MBA program and can continue taking courses toward your MBA degree.

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Financial Management Certificate Credit Hours Prerequisites
MBAF 500B or equivalent 3 None
MBAF 500F or equivalent 3 MBAF 500B
MBA 505 Financial Management 3 MBAF 500F, MBA 500F, or equivalents
MBA 560 Investments 3 MBA 505
Electives (Choose 2 courses):    
MBA 561 Emerging Financial Markets 3 MBA 505
MBA 562 Global Finance 3 MBA 505
MBA 564 Financial Markets Tour 3 MBA 505

Credit for Prior Learning

Have you already earned credentials in your field of study? Credit for prior learning allows students to earn credit for previously earned, industry-recognized credentials, providing students with up to 9 credits toward their graduate business degree.

Grow Your Career with an Ashland Graduate Business Certificate

Whether you are a new student looking to start graduate coursework with a micro-credential or an MBA alumnus looking to enhance your marketability, a graduate business certificate is a great addition to your academic and professional development.

  • Pursue a standalone certificate or integrate it into a full MBA degree.

  • If you already have an MBA degree, a certificate program provides in-depth coursework in a specific business content area.

  • If you’re interested in completing professional development or continuing education hours, completing a certificate program is a short-term goal with immediate ROI.

Expert Faculty

You’ll learn from world-renowned faculty. Seventy percent of our full-time faculty have doctoral degrees. They also have an average of 17.5 years of service at AU and they lead more than 11 different student organizations.

They are members in 25 different professional organizations, from the Financial Planning Association to the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners and everything in between!

Our faculty have earned a variety of specialized certifications, such as Certified Financial Planner and Certified Fraud Examiner.

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Career Support

The university offers placement support, internships and career-oriented services to students who complete a graduate business certificate through the Career Center for Life Calling.

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