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Online Graduate Certificate in Finance
Gain Broad Finance Knowledge with an OHIO Business Certificate

Online Graduate Certificate in Finance

Ohio Resident, Cost Per Credit
Credit Hours

Focused Financial Skills for Impactful Career Growth

By completing a curriculum of just four seven-week courses, you will build the specific skill sets you need to pursue careers like budget analyst, financial manager and financial advisor. The online Finance Certificate provides comprehensive knowledge of the theory and practice of modern financial decision-making. Coursework is informed by our 90-plus years of experience delivering business education.

OHIO's faculty have designed courses that integrate case studies and current events so you benefit from extensive opportunities for practical application. You can also apply up to 12 credits toward an OHIO MBA.

Program Benefits

  • 100% online courses
  • AACSB-accredited College of Business
  • Extensive alumni network
  • Scholarships available
  • Supportive faculty of business experts
  • Finance-focused curriculum

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Expand Your Financial Management Career with OHIO

The demand for financial managers is expected to grow 17% between 2020 and 2030, which will result in 118,200 new jobs.1 OHIO graduates pursue finance career paths in a variety of industries.

Growing Roles in Finance

  • Financial Analyst


    per year2

  • Financial Manager


    per year1

Online Finance Courses

7-Week Courses | 12 Total Credits

You will complete your four finance courses with a deeper understanding of everyday financial concepts that impact consumers and corporations.


  • MBA 6335 Managerial Finance
  • MBA 6345 Financial Markets and Institutions
  • MBA 6355 Investments
  • MBA 6365 Advanced Corporate Finance

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No GMAT Required | Transfer Credits Accepted

Summer B 2024Fall A 2024
Application Deadline: 06/10Application Deadline: 08/12
Classes Begin: 06/24Classes Begin: 08/26

To apply to OHIO's online certificate program, you will need:

Online ApplicationApply now
Application Fee$35
Required DegreeBachelor's degree from a regionally accredited university
Minimum GPA3.0
TranscriptsOfficial transcripts from all institutions attended
Additional RequirementsCurrent resume

Transfer Credit

You can transfer up to three credits into the Finance Certificate program at Ohio University. Reach out to an enrollment advisor at 740.924.5725 to learn more.

When to Apply

Ready to become a Bobcat? We offer six start dates a year, so it's always a good time to apply. Apply today to get started.

An Affordable Online Business Certificate

$9,948 Total Tuition (Resident) | $829 Per Credit (Resident) | Scholarships Available

Cost per credit hour

$829 (Ohio resident)

$848 (non-resident)

Total credit hours 12
Total estimated cost, minus fees

$9,948 (Ohio resident)

$10,176 (non-resident)

Other costs to budget for You may have costs in addition to tuition, such as textbooks, supplies and fees. Take these into consideration as you budget for your program.

Listed tuition is for estimating purposes only and is subject to change.

Military Students

Ohio University is a Military Collegiate Purple Star Award® school and has been repeatedly ranked among the top institutions for active duty and veteran students. Our Veteran and Military Student Services Center provides access to programs and services specifically for military members and their families. As an OHIO online student, you can earn credit for select military experience, training or previous college credit. Additionally, incentive scholarships of 15% are available for military/veteran students.

Financial Aid

OHIO is committed to offering affordable, competitive tuition and has been recognized for the fourth consecutive year as a best-value university by U.S. News and World Report. In addition, student veteran, active military members, alumni, and corporate partners are automatically eligible to receive a 15% scholarship. Depending on your background, costs and credit hours will differ.

  • Scholarships

    The College of Business offers several different financial opportunities for our professional and online graduate students, including a corporate partner program scholarship, alumni scholarship, and a veteran and military scholarship.

  • Online Learning at OHIO

    Ohio University has a long tradition of offering online programs specifically designed for the modality and created for working professionals. Our online students complete engaging, comprehensive coursework that combines the academic excellence and experience-based learning of a traditional program with all the flexibility and convenience of online study.

    With asynchronous courses and part-time scheduling (one course per seven weeks), you can earn your degree while maintaining your current work and personal commitments. Virtual office hours give you the opportunity to connect with peers and faculty. Access your coursework 24/7 and complete your assignments on a schedule that fits your life.

What You'll Learn

In the program, you'll cover business and finance topics such as budgeting process, cash management, evaluation of financing option, financial decision making, investment strategies and more.

Program Outcomes

Upon graduation, you will be able to:

  • Describe and implement the capital budgeting process
  • Apply valuation techniques to projects and investment opportunities for firms
  • Explain how the capital budgeting process and numeric techniques lead to efficient decision-making
  • Gain the skills to pursue advancement or more easily change roles in finance

Learn From Leading Experts

OHIO business instructors bring their years of professional and academic expertise to every course so graduates can carry a new level of knowledge as they grow their careers. Our group of expert faculty includes a mix of tenured track academics and business professionals who have worked in law, marketing and other executive business roles. Each brings their real-world work experience to the classroom.

As a student, you'll benefit from:

  • Personalized attention
  • Individualized mentorship and support
  • Industry-connected faculty to broaden your professional network

Faculty Spotlight

Travis Davidson

Chair; Leona Hughes Associate Professor of Finance

Dr. Travis Davidson earned his Ph.D. in Finance as well as his M.S. in Quantitative Financial Economics, from Oklahoma State University. He earned his B.S. in Management Information Systems, with a minor in Accounting from Southern Illinois University. His major research interests include corporate governance and financial institutions, particularly banks.

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Travis Davidson

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  1. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Occupational Outlook Handbook. Financial Analysts. Retrieved from
  2. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Occupational Outlook Handbook. Financial Managers. Retrieved from
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