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Financial Management Certificate


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

Finance 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.

Evening classes

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. 

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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

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Program Director:
Tianning Li, Ph.D.



Graduate School Assistant Director:
Spencer Berk