Financial Toolbox (Certificate)
The Master of Science in Finance program at Stuart School of Business, ranked #5 in the United States by Financial Times, offers a variety of graduate and post-graduate certificate programs specifically designed for working professionals who want to enhance their specialized expertise to propel their careers forward.
The Financial Toolbox certificate provides an overview of the primary mathematical methods used in financial economics, statistical and econometric techniques used to analyze financial markets, financial modeling using spreadsheets and programming with Microsoft Excel and VBA, and basic numerical techniques essential to financial modeling.
Certificate students take courses alongside degree-seeking students and benefit from the same expert faculty, hands-on approach, and curriculum that is attuned to leading-edge finance practices and technologies.
Convenient for busy professionals, courses are scheduled in the evening at Illinois Tech’s Downtown Chicago Campus.
The Financial Toolbox certificate provides an overview of mathematical methods used in financial economics, statistical and econometric techniques used to analyze financial markets, financial modeling using spreadsheets and programming with Microsoft Excel and VBA, and basic numerical techniques essential to financial modeling.
The Financial Toolbox certificate provides professionals with the latest industry-relevant ideas, skills, and technologies targeted to their interests and career paths as financial analysts.
This certificate includes three semester-length courses (9 credit hours total). Each course meets once a week for 15 weeks. Use the link below for a list of courses and descriptions.
- Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution with a minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent)
- Minimum two years of related work experience
- Depending on previous academic coursework, the applicant may need to take additional prerequisite courses that may not count toward the certificate
Stuart School of Business certificates in finance are:
- Targeted: Get the specific, career-focused education you need
- Convenient: Evening classes at Illinois Tech’s Downtown Campus, located a block west of Union Station in Chicago
- Flexible: Take one or more courses at a time
Use certificate credit toward a master’s degree
Certificate students who later apply and are admitted to a master’s degree program at Stuart may apply all approved certificate coursework with a grade of “B” or higher to a master’s degree. A certificate is typically equivalent to one-fourth to one-third of the credit hours required for a degree. Students have the option of transferring to the master’s program in any semester.