Graduate Certificate in Applied Finance
Colorado State University

Program Details

Colorado State University offers the online Graduate Certificate in Applied Finance. This certificate provides you with industry-specific knowledge relevant to conducting business in various financial environments. Students will gain analytical business skills such as  advanced corporate finance, international finance, financial institutions and credit markets.

Course work topics of study include:

  • Pricing of futures, options, and swaps
  • Real estate market analysis
  • Corporate risk management
  • Financial globalization
  • Exchange rate behavior
  • Portfolio management
  • Security valuation
  • Personal finance


  • A regionally-accredited bachelor's degree
  • Official transcripts
  • 3.0 minimum GPA
  • Three letters of recommendation

School Accreditation Statement

Higher Learning Commission