Graduate Certificate Programs

Graduate Certified Financial Planner (CFP) Certificate

Our 18 credit hour graduate certificate program is now available for Fall, Spring, and Summer admission and is offered 100% online. Required courses include: 

  • FIN 5070: Tax Planning for Financial Planners (3)

  • FIN 5310: Advanced Investment Analysis (3)

  • FIN 5720: Insurance and Retirement Planning (3)

  • FIN 5750: Fundamentals of Financial Planning (3)

  • FIN 5780: Estate Planning (3)

  • FIN 5800: CFP Capstone (3)

*For more information about the MS in Finance degree or the CFP Graduate Certificate , including tuition and fee information, please email 

Online Energy Business Certificate

The Online Energy Business Certificate is designed for professionals working in the energy industry. The identified courses provide students with the opportunity to gain knowledge related to real-world application within the highly competitive industry. Tailored towards the working professional with a busy schedule, this certificate can be completed in two semesters.

Individuals electing to pursue this non-degree seeking graduate certificate will take the following three (3) energy focused courses: 

Energy Industry Value Chain
Examines the overall energy industry with detailed exploration of the major energy subsectors and supply chains. Students will develop knowledge of the energy industry value chain including coverage of market dynamics, prevalent strategies, finance, operations, externalities and network effects, environmental and ethical considerations, and associated policy issues.

Energy Finance: Project Evaluation

This course introduces students to the key methods used to evaluate investments in energy industry projects from the perspective of the developer as well as the lender and other stakeholders. Topics include project finance modeling, techno-economic considerations, business structures, regulatory and legal issues, risk analysis, and deal terms.

Fundamentals of Accounting in the Energy Industry
Introduces students to basic financial accounting and reporting issues related to energy producing activities. Specifically, the course will investigate current accounting practices of energy producing companies related to exploration, acquisition, development, and delivery of energy products.  The course will also cover the financial requirements of the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB), the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB), and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). 

*Fall admission only.  

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Advanced Accounting Concentration

Students who have an undergraduate degree in accounting are eligible for the accounting concentration. This concentration prepares students to take the CPA exam upon completion. Students enrolled in the Accounting concentration will take the 4 accounting core classes listed below. They will not take MBAX 5208.

  • ACCT 5030: Advanced Financial Accounting Credits (3)

  • ACCT 5040: Seminar in Managerial Accounting Credits (3)

  • ACCT 5060: Auditing II Credits (3)

  • ACCT 5070: Tax II Credits (3)


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