Finance - Graduate Certificate

Admission requirements:

  1. Completion of a Bachelors or other advanced degree with a minimum GPA of 3.0.
  2. Earned a B or better in the following NMSU courses — or their equivalents — within seven years prior to acceptance into the program:
    FIN 341Financial Analysis and Markets3
    MATH 142GCalculus for the Biological and Management Sciences3
    STAT 251GStatistics for Business and the Behavioral Sciences3
    or A ST 251G Statistics for Business and the Behavioral Sciences
    Undergraduate GPA of at least 3.25 with 2 or more years of experience 1

    Two or more years of relevant, full-time, post-degree, professional work experience in the finance industry. See for more details.

  3. Please visit and submit an application online. The application fee is $30 for U.S. residents and $40 for International Students. International students have to submit their TOEFL scores. All applicants will be notified via email of their acceptance into the program.

Certificate Course Requirements

Students admitted into the program may apply for the Graduate Certificate in Finance after the completion of any of the four courses from the list below. Courses are offered in a traditional classroom and/or online.

Choose four from the following:12
Financial Management3
Financial Futures Markets3
Personal Financial Planning for Professionals3
Investment Concepts3
Fixed Income Markets, Instruments and Derivatives3
Derivative Markets and Securities3
Advanced Financial Management3
International Managerial Finance3
Management of Financial Institutions3
Total Credits12