The Hood College Graduate School Financial
Management Certificate answers the rising demand for professionals with expertise in
this aspect of business operations. An outcome of the MBA program offered at the Frederick, Maryland school, the program provides valuable skills in
financial management for new financial managers and for individuals who want to
advance their careers or upgrade their competencies in the latest financial
tools and techniques.
Fast-growing job sector
is not only a highly sought-after discipline by employers but also it is a
high-paying professional niche. The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that, nationally, employment of financial analysts will grow 16 percent by 2022; the growth
rate in Maryland is even higher at 19 percent.
Business school learning environment
Certificate students learn from industry and academic
leaders in small, interactive classes in a setting conducive to professional
networking. Instruction emphasizes dialogue and collaboration, while the
curriculum focuses on depth of knowledge in topics such as financial reporting,
financial structuring, risk-return analysis of projects, investment and
portfolio management, hedging risks and mergers and acquisitions.
The program comprises six courses for a total of 18
credits. As an option, students who are admitted to the MBA program may apply these credits toward the master’s degree. Classes are held in the evening to accommodate working professionals’
schedules. With regular enrollment, students will typically complete
certificate requirements in one year.
Hood’s MBA is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs, the premier accreditor of business schools that focus primarily on teaching and learning