Certificate in Undergraduate Study in Finance

This certificate is designed for non-finance business majors to study intermediate level finance topics. This certificate is designed to help non-finance majors to incorporate financial perspective in their decision making and to understand the impact of evolving financial markets on corporations.


  • Students must have a grade of C or above for each required course.
  • All certificate courses must be completed within four academic years.
  • No transfer credits may be applied toward the certificate.
  • Certificate courses may be used toward an undergraduate degree in Finance.

Pre-admission Requirements (6-7)

Retention in the finance certificate is competitively based on the student’s overall GPA. Students must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 and must earn a grade of “C” or better in the following courses:

ACCY 206 – Introductory Financial Accounting (3)
OR ACCY 288 – Fundamentals of Accounting (3)
UBUS 223 – Introduction to Business Statistics (3)
OR STAT 301 – Elementary Statistics (4)
OR STAT 350 – Introduction to Probability and Statistics (3)


FINA 320 - Principles of Finance (3)
OR UBUS 310 - Business Core Lecture (9), AND UBUS 311, Business Core Application Seminar (3)
ACCY 306 - Financial Accounting Information for Business Decisions (3)
OR ACCY 331 - Financial Reporting I (3)
FINA 330 - Corporate Finance (3)
FINA 340 - Investments (3)
FINA 350 - Financial Markets and Institutions (3)

Interested students should apply no later than the beginning of their final semester prior to graduation. Contact the Department of Finance office to schedule an appointment with the academic advisor (815) 753-1114.