Graduate Certificate in Corporate Finance and Budgeting online

Strengthen your financial skillset to prepare for upper-level responsibilities such as managing your organization’s monetary resources and developing financial structures.

Apply by: 10/5/22
Start Class: 10/16/22

Program Overview

Learn about our online Graduate Certificate in Corporate Finance and Budgeting

$4,936.50* Total Tuition
As few as 6-8 months Program Duration
9 Credit Hours

Gain industry-specific knowledge and abilities with an online Graduate Certificate in Corporate Finance and Budgeting from Murray State University. Whether your background is in finance or you are seeking a new career path, optimize your resumé for your professional goals when you explore advanced topics in accounting, corporate finance and risk management.

Created specifically for working professionals, this 100 percent online program reinforces skills in managing resources, developing your organization’s financial structures and reducing financial risk for your company. Plus, learn about investment, capital structure, short-term financing and working capital management.

Included in our online corporate finance graduate certificate program is a free, self-paced module in accounting, which should be completed concurrently with core coursework. Regardless of your undergraduate background, this module empowers you with valuable insight in key areas that improve your business acumen.

The Arthur J. Bauernfeind College of Business at Murray State University has been continuously accredited by AACSB International (AACSB) since 1981.

Additional benefits of our online graduate certificates in business:

  • Our students consistently score above average on ETS® Major Field Tests, reflecting preparedness and confidence in impacting businesses after graduation.
  • Our faculty is dedicated to your success both in the program and in the workforce, providing personal attention, advisement and support.
  • You will have access to the resources within the Center for Economic and Entrepreneurial Development, which offers workshops, training and consulting services, and more for small-business owners in western Kentucky.
  • Our students consistently score above average on ETS® Major Field Tests, reflecting preparedness and confidence in impacting businesses after graduation.
  • Our faculty is dedicated to your success both in the program and in the workforce, providing personal attention, advisement and support.
  • You will have access to the resources within the Center for Economic and Entrepreneurial Development, which offers workshops, training and consulting services, and more for small-business owners in western Kentucky.

This program will prepare you for careers in corporate finance and budgeting such as:

  • Cash Manager
  • Credit Manager and Specialist
  • Financial Analyst
  • Corporate Controller
  • Finance Officer and Treasurer
  • Cash Manager
  • Credit Manager and Specialist
  • Financial Analyst
  • Corporate Controller
  • Finance Officer and Treasurer

Graduates of this certificate program will be able to:

  • Execute a performance evaluation of an operating period
  • Use budgeting to predict changes in the organization’s budget given changes in various inputs
  • Execute a performance evaluation of an operating period
  • Use budgeting to predict changes in the organization’s budget given changes in various inputs
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Also available

Murray State University offers a variety of online graduate certificates in business. Check out all of our graduate certificate online programs.

Tuition

Affordable, pay-as-you-go tuition for a top-value certificate in finance

Murray State University offers you the opportunity to earn an online certificate with affordable, pay-by-the-course tuition that includes fees.

Tuition breakdown:

$548.50 Per Credit Hour
$4,936.50* Total Tuition
Program Per Course Per Program
Grad Cert – Finance $548.50 $1,645.50 $4,936.50*

*The tuition rate is subject to annual changes based on approval by the Murray State University Board of Regents and the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education.

Calendar

Key dates and deadlines for your online certificate in finance

Murray State University online programs are delivered in an accelerated format ideal for working professionals, conveniently featuring multiple start dates each year.

Now enrolling:

10/5/22 Next Application Deadline
10/16/22 Start Classes
TermStart DateApplication DeadlineDocument & Financial Aid DeadlineRegistration DeadlineTuition DeadlineLast Class DayTerm Length
Fall 210/16/2210/5/2210/7/2210/11/2210/13/2212/4/227 weeks
Spring 23/8/232/28/233/2/233/3/233/6/234/30/237 weeks
Summer 26/25/236/18/236/20/236/21/236/22/238/4/236 weeks
Fall 210/11/2310/2/2310/3/2310/8/2310/9/2311/29/237 weeks
Ready to take the next step toward earning your degree online from Murray State?

Admissions

Discover how you can apply for our online graduate certificates

At Murray State University, we've streamlined the admission process to help you get started quickly and easily. Please read the requirements for the online Graduate Certificate in Corporate Finance and Budgeting, including where to send your transcripts.

The requirements include:

Online application accepted on a rolling basis
Undergraduate degree from an accredited institution
Transcripts from all colleges and universities previously attended

For admission, you must meet one of the following sets of requirements:

  • Master's degree in a relevant field or doctoral-level degree from an accredited institution OR
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution with:
    • 3.0 GPA and two years of full-time relevant work experience
    • 2.5 – 2.99 GPA and four years of full-time relevant work experience

Applicants who do not meet the above GPA or work experience requirements will be considered on a case-by-case basis by the admission committee and may be required to submit additional documentation including a GMAT score.

Note: Work experience requirement is waived for students with an undergraduate GPA of 3.25 and above.

Official transcripts, test scores and other documents should be sent from issuing institutions to:

Email address: [email protected]

Mail address:

Graduate Admissions
Murray State University
B2 Sparks Hall
Murray, KY 42071

Questions? Call 866-906-0541.

Courses

Read about our online Graduate Certificate in Corporate Finance and Budgeting courses

For the Corporate Finance and Budgeting graduate certificate online, you must complete nine credit hours of core courses. You also must complete one free, self-paced module in accounting, which should be taken concurrently with other core coursework in the program.

Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
An in-depth study of management accounting techniques and methods needed for effective management of business enterprises. The trade-offs management makes in acquiring and using accounting information for decision-making and control are discussed. Specific topics include cost behavior and estimation, short-term decision-making, budgeting, performance evaluation, cost allocation, and product costing.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Practical application of the finance function in a company with specific emphasis on maximizing the value of the firm for its shareholders. Financial decision-making integrated with the theory of capital markets. Particular attention is given to the areas of investment, capital structure, short-term financing, and working capital management.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
A study of appropriate risk management techniques for the contemporary financial and non-financial corporation. Although a wide variety of techniques are covered, the focus is upon use of hedging strategies to reduce risk.

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