Financial Management


The Certificate in Financial Management is a six-course program offered through distance education by the College of Continuing Education. Courses required for this program were selected to provide an opportunity to focus on financial aspects of business/organizational management. The program will cover a wide range of competencies required of people who have financial responsibilities within their organizations.


The objectives of the Certificate in Financial Management are to:

  • provide a comprehensive introduction to all aspects of business administration
  • develop analytical and problem-solving skills in accounting, economics, and finance
  • provide an in-depth, functional ability in financial matters.

Who should enrol?

The program will be of particular interest to those who would like a greater understanding of finance and accounting and/or to those who currently have or anticipate financial responsibilities as a part of their role in their organization. Graduates of this program will have a sound knowledge and understanding of the practices and procedures of financial management. 
Enrolment is open to all who want advanced education, regardless of previous educational background or the time that has elapsed since your last formal educational experience. Course delivery is designed to provide maximum benefit and flexibility through home study.

Program structure

All courses in the Certificate in Financial Management are offered in both Spring and Fall. Materials are distributed for the Spring term in early April, and for the Fall term in early October. Usually, students are advised not to take more than one course per term. Course requirements include the completion of ten assignments and a final comprehensive examination. By taking one course per term, the requirements for the certificate can be fulfilled in three years.

Certificate requirements

You can receive the Certificate in Financial Management by completing the following six courses. You may take courses in any order, but it is recommended that you start with Introduction to Business Administration and finish with Strategic Management.


The first assignment is due at the end of April or October, for the Spring or Fall terms, respectively. Assignments are due every other Monday.

Required courses