Financial Toolbox (Certificate)

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The Master of Science in Finance program at Stuart School of Business, nationally ranked in the United States by TFE 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.

Program Overview

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.

Career Opportunities

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. 

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  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution with a minimum cumulative undergraduate grade-point average 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

TechPro Certificate—Discount Up to 50% Plus Online Classes

Financial Toolbox is a TechPro certificate program with these benefits:

  • 35–50% cost reduction, including discounts for any prerequisites that may be required
  • This certificate program can be completed online
  • No GRE/GMAT required

You’ll receive a scholarship of up to $5,000 if you enroll in one of our master’s programs within three years of completing your TechPro certificate program.

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Designed for Busy Professionals

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 Your Certificate Credit Toward a Master’s Degree

Certificate program 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.

Featured Faculty

Li Cai
Associate Professor of Finance
Sang Baum Kang
Associate Professor of Finance
Gregory Chaudoin
Instructor of Finance