Finance Certificate

2019 Summer Finance Certificate Program for Eller BSBA Majors

November 9, 2018: Early applications due for Summer 2019.

March 18, 2019: Final deadline for Summer 2019 applications.

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Eller BSBA major students: Earn a certificate in a discipline that employers value and will prepare you for your financial future. Learn how the stock market works, how real estate markets work, how companies make rational decisions, and how to financially manage a small company! What better complement to a business major than a certificate in finance?

The finance certificate helps students create value in any type of business, non-profit or government organization. The program will broaden a student’s learning experiences and professional opportunities by providing training in financial topics and analysis. 

Admission is competitive. An application, with resume and brief statement, is required. (Link here for more information.)

The 9-unit program is designed so that all admitted Eller BSBA major students will complete the finance certificate coursework during one summer. Students only need to be on campus during summer I session. Residency in Tucson is not required during summer II as classes are taught online.

This finance certificate elective courses include Principles of Financial Management, Personal Investing, Small Business Finance and Real Estate Principles. Students learn basic concepts through lectures and case studies.

Program Benefits

A certificate that employers value and will help you the rest of your financial life: Today’s employers are looking for students who can immediately add value. Understanding finance beyond the core major course allows you to differentiate yourself from other students. Moreover, the program will allow you to take charge of your own financial future.

Guaranteed Registration: You can be registered in the finance elective courses so that completion of the certificate is not dependent on gaining admission to the needed classes that might be closed.

Fast Completion: After taking the required major cohort courses, the finance certificate electives will be completed in one summer of full-time attendance.

Commitments: The Finance Department will make it possible for admitted students to complete the Finance certificate in one summer. As a finance certificate student, you must commit to registering for the three elective courses in one summer.

Benefits for You

The Finance Certificate Program can be a valuable addition to your major course of study. This 9-unit, one-summer cohort program is an efficient way to complete a certificate in the Eller College of Management with guaranteed access to the needed courses. Instructors with academic and experiential credentials will provide the instruction. The finance skills offered in the program may be utilized in a variety of careers related to all non-finance degrees.


For more information about the Finance Certificate Program, please email the Kay Ross, Director, Academic Affairs, Finance Department: