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    Corporate Finance - Online Graduate Certificate

    Earning certificates can earn you more.

    Dive into a high-demand field with the Corporate Finance graduate certificate. Corporate finance is one of the most prominent focal areas within the discipline of finance. Financial analysts guide companies in valuing financial assets, making sound decisions and ensuring compliance with ethical standards, regulations, and professional practices. Students will complete focused graduate coursework and gain essential skills through the graduate certificate.

    Note: Students in the graduate certificate in Corporate Finance can also complete the certificate in Investment Analysis. Certificate courses may be applied toward completion of the M.S. in Finance; however, the M.S. does require a comprehensive exam. Certificate courses that are part of the MBA program may also count toward completion of that degree. 

    Why UW-Whitewater Online?

    • Asynchronous program lets you learn day or night
    • Build connections through online assignments and discussion boards
    • Online MBA ranked #24 in the nation by U.S. News & World Report

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    No requirements to come to campus.


    Complete courses asynchronously and part time.


    Enhance your knowledge base and expand your career.

    Corporate Finance - Online Graduate Certificate

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    The graduate certificate in Corporate Finance requires completion of five courses (15 credits) that are available online. For course list and descriptions, visit the Graduate Catalog.

    Required Courses

    • FNBSLW 735: Business Valuation Using Financial Statements (3 credits)
    • FNBSLW 736: Investment Banking (3 credits)
    • FNBSLW 755: Multinational Business Finance (3 credits)
    • FNBSLW 760: Financial Markets (3 credits)
    • FNBSLW 770: Capital Budgeting (3 credits)

    Common Body of Knowledge (0-4 credits) are determined based on transcript review

    • ACCOUNT 701: Accounting Foundations
    • FNBSLW 718: Financial Management
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    No GMAT required.

    To qualify for admission to the certificate program, students must have a bachelor's degree from a recognized institution and meet graduate admission criteria.

    If you do not meet the graduate admission criteria, please email us to determine if you could be admitted on a conditional basis.

    International students must meet additional criteria and will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis. Contact us for information and assistance.

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    This graduate program at UW-Whitewater are a superior value at $678 USD per credit for the 2023-24 academic year — whether  you are a Wisconsin resident, an out-of-state student, or international student.

    If you compare our graduate tuition to others, you will find that this per-credit price is quite reasonable. Visit the Tuition and Fees webpage for complete information.

    Course materials
    Graduate students can purchase textbooks and other instructional materials through the University Bookstore or elsewhere online. Students should verify what materials are needed with their instructor.

    Financial aid

    Students enrolled in a graduate certificate program only are not eligible for federal aid. 

    Students completing a certificate with a degree program may be eligible for financial aid in the form of grants, loans, scholarships, or employment. All of these make up a “Financial Aid Package” and may be offered singly or in various combinations. Since funds are limited, priority for aid is based on financial need and how promptly applications are filed. To find out, or if you have other financial aid questions, contact the financial aid staff person assigned to you or try uwwfao@uww.edu or 262-472-1130.

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    The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater offers an excellent opportunity to leverage your existing certificate coursework. 

    Transfer up to 12-credits of your certificate coursework towards the master's degree, saving you time and money.

    Check out our Master's programs.