Financial Management Certificate

Earn Your Certificate in About 1 Year by Taking All Courses Online!

Begin a career in banking, investing or financial planning 

Develop the skills and knowledge needed to pursue a career in the financial management industry with this 22-credit-hour certificate program. This certificate is ideal for individuals currently employed in or seeking employment in finance departments, banks, investment companies or other finance-related enterprises.

This fully online program means you save time by not having to travel for class sessions.

The credit earned for this certificate can also be applied to the Business Administration A.A.S. degree. Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. To learn more, visit the Business Administration web page. 

Space is limited for the January 2022 program start.

Benefits of This Fast Track Program

  • Earn college credit that can be applied toward an accredited Associate's degree.
  • Prepare to enter a new industry or advance your career within financial management.
  • Apply newly acquired knowledge within your current position.
  • Learn from skilled instructors who are financial management experts.
  • Work closely with professors and get individual attention in the classroom since Harper’s Business Administration programs have a 19:1 student-to-faculty ratio.
  • Interact and share experiences with fellow students as part of a cohort.
  • Get support from dedicated academic advisors throughout the program.
  • Take all courses in an online format.

What You'll Learn

  • Gain new knowledge and skill in numerous key areas of Financial Management.
  • Critically analyze business and financial management issues.
  • Understand basic accounting concepts.
  • Review principles of finance and fiscal management.
  • Understand and analyze financial statements.
  • Explore equity and fixed income investing for personal financing.
  • Understand the U.S. banking system.
  • Explore trade financing including importing, exporting, credit and political considerations.
  • Write and speak more effectively in business situations.

Sample Course Schedule - Financial Management Certificate

Your actual schedule may be different. Classes are entirely online.

Timeframe Course # Credit Hours Course Name


Attend a mandatory orientation focused on your success in the program.

Semester 1

MGT 111


Intro. to Business Organization


FIN 101


Financial Institution Operations

Semester 2

FIN 200


Investment Management/Personal Finance


FIN 225


International Finance

Semster 3

ACC 101


Intro. to Financial Accounting

Semester 4

MGT 218


Intro. to Finance


FIN 215


Financial Statements Interpretation and Analysis

22 credits: Financial Management Certificate earned.

Job Outlook and Wage Information

As a Financial Management Certificate graduate, there are plenty of career directions in the field for you to consider, such as:

Next Steps

For more information about Harper's Fast Track Program, please contact us at 847.925.6438 or, schedule an appointment or attend an info session.

Last Updated: 10/6/21