Graduate Certificate: Finance

Finance Department Information

Contact: Paula Fuchs, Interim Department Head.

This program serves two groups of individuals:

  • Current graduate students from a variety of NMSU programs who wish to expand their primary area of study to include a focus in Finance; and
  • Non-degree seeking professionals in finance and related careers who have completed an undergraduate degree and wish to refresh, update and extend their knowledge and skill sets.

A variety of course options allows students to tailor their program of study.

Courses are delivered primarily face-to-face and assist with basic continuing education or preparation for career advances, including taking professional certification exams.

The department requires evidence of adequate preparation for graduate coursework in finance. The requirement may be met in either of two ways:

  1. You have earned a B or better in the following NMSU courses — or their equivalents — within 7 years prior to acceptance into the program: FIN 341 Financial Analysis and Markets, MATH 142G Calculus for the Biological and Management Sciences I, and STAT 251G (or A ST 251G) Statistics for Business and Behavioral Sciences, OR
  2. You have an undergraduate GPA of at least 3.25 with 2 or more years of relevant, full-time, post-degree, professional work experience in the finance industry.

Important information about the educational debt, earnings, and completion rates of students who attend this program can be found on the following Gainful Employment Disclosure.