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Finance and Investments

About the Program

Are you interested in pursuing a career in the exciting and growing financial investment sector? If so, the Graduate Certificate in Finance and Investments at the University of Houston-Victoria is a great alternative to consider. You will have an opportunity to take advanced graduate-level courses and increase and refine your knowledge of the finance and investment world.

Program Profile


Manageable Four Course Program to Earn Your Advanced Certificate


Flexible Online Course Format

Graduation Cap

All Courses Transferable to UHV’s Strategic MBA Program if You Decide to Continue Your Education

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The Program Experience

Why the UHV’s Graduate Certificate in Finance and Investments?

Through the Graduate Certificate in Finance and Investments, you will enjoy the benefits of additional credentials without having to dedicate time and money to a full master’s program.

A graduate certificate will give you a leg up in the professional world and help you stand out from other candidates. If you want to increase your hire-ability or expand your skillset when it comes to handling investments and corporate financial matters, this program is an excellent fit for you.


Prerequisite: FINC 6352 Financial Management

Requirements: 9 semester hours composed of required Finance courses.

The three required courses are:


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First Step to Your Graduate Certificate in Finance and Investments

Courses for the graduate certificate are available in both the spring and fall semesters, as well as during the summer. The program consists of four courses, starting with the core graduate finance course, and continuing with Investments, Financial Modeling, and Technical Analysis of the Financial Markets.

All of the certificate courses are available online, making it a perfect fit for busy students as well as for those with other commitments that make attending class in person difficult.

Completing the program is also your first step toward earning a Strategic MBA. If you wish to further your education, an MBA will provide advanced knowledge and expertise, which will allow you to move into more advanced positions in the financial sector. All of the courses you complete in the program are directly transferrable to the MBA program.

A graduate certificate in finance and investments prepares you for a wide range of careers:

  • Financial Analyst
  • Finance Director
  • Investor Relations
  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Financial Advisor
  • Investment Banker
  • And more!

Who Should Apply?

A Graduate Certificate in Finance and Investments is a perfect choice for anyone who has received a bachelor’s degree and wants to obtain the knowledge and skills necessary for a career in the investment world.

If you want to gain further expertise in your field or change your area of expertise altogether, this is a great option to consider. It is a great fit for anyone who wants to earn a new skillset while receiving graduate-level education in a short time frame.

Key Benefits at UHV

What makes UHV’s Graduate Certificate in Finance and Investments special?

We work hard to provide our students with the resources and support they need to hit the ground running and land their dream job with a manageable four course certificate.

Our certificate program provides students with real-world educational experiences and an opportunity to learn from financial experts. Upon completion of the certificate, you will feel confident in any financial business setting and equipped to make smarter business decisions.

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