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Certificate in Undergraduate Study ~ Finance

This certificate is designed for non-finance business majors to study intermediate level finance topics. Building on the basic finance concepts introduced in UBUS 310, this certificate will provide students with more in-depth coverage of the three major areas of finance: Investments, Corporate Finance and Financial Markets and Institutions. This certificate is designed to help non-finance majors to incorporate financial perspective in their decision making and to understand the impact of evolving financial markets on corporations.

Admission to the certificate program is competitive. To earn the certificate, students must have a grade of C or above for each required course. All certificate courses must be completed within four academic years. No transfer credits may be applied toward the certificate. Certificate courses may be used toward an undergraduate degree in Finance.

Interested students should apply no later than the beginning of their final semester prior to graduation. Contact the Department of Finance office to schedule an appointment with the academic advisor (815) 753-1114.

Required Courses:

  • FINA 330, Corporate Finance (3)
  • FINA 340, Investments (3)
  • FINA 350, Financial Markets and Institutions (3)