Graduate Certificate in Investment Management online

Build upon your current expertise in investments with applicable skills in financial markets, stocks, bonds and derivative securities.

Apply by: 2/28/23
Start Class: 3/8/23

Program Overview

Explore what an online Graduate Certificate in Investment Management can do for you

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

Prepare for leading roles in a broad range of settings with an online Graduate Certificate in Investment Management from Murray State University. Strengthen your expertise in high-demand areas, such as corporate finance and investment.

Stay at the forefront of your field and expand your current skillset with our innovative investment management curriculum. Our 100 percent online program — designed specifically for working professionals — develops your ability to use different investment strategies; manage stocks, bonds and derivative securities; gain advanced understanding of financial markets; and recognize trends in the global economy.

At Murray State, your success is our priority. With that in mind, the online Investment Management Certificate program includes free, self-paced modules in accounting and economics, which can be completed concurrently with core coursework. Regardless of your background, these optional modules empower 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 investment management such as:

  • Investment Banking Associate
  • Investing Sales Trader and Associate
  • Financial Advisor
  • Investment Analyst
  • Investment Banking Associate
  • Investing Sales Trader and Associate
  • Financial Advisor
  • Investment Analyst

Graduates of this certificate program will be able to:

  • Discuss and explain the impact financial markets have on the global economy
  • Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of the financial instrument’s common stocks, bonds, and derivative securities
  • Discuss and explain the impact financial markets have on the global economy
  • Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of the financial instrument’s common stocks, bonds, and derivative securities
Have questions or need more information about our online programs?

Also available

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

Tuition

Learn how Murray State’s affordable tuition stands out

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 – Investment Management $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

Review dates and deadlines for your investment management certificate online

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

Now enrolling:

2/28/23 Next Application Deadline
3/8/23 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
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

Apply for your online investment management certificate quickly and easily

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 Investment Management, 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

Take a look at the investment management certificate online curriculum

For the Investment Graduate Certificate online program, you must complete nine credit hours of core courses.

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
Study and analysis of financial investments. Emphasis is on common stock and bonds with lesser emphasis on derivative securities as potential investments. Modern portfolio theory and the related implications for expected rates of return on risky assets is examined. The influence that financial markets can have on all aspects of the global economy is addressed.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
A study in the understanding of current derivative securities and the markets in which they are traded; the design and testing of innovative derivative securities.

Need More Info?

Submit the form below, and a representative will contact you to answer your questions.

Or call 866-906-0541

Or call 866-906-0541

Ready to Begin?

Start your application today!

Request more information

Submit the form below, and a representative will contact you to answer your questions.

Or call 866-906-0541

Begin Application Process

Start your application today!
Call 866-906-0541 866-906-0541
for help with any questions you may have.