Skip to content

Coronavirus Updates: See latest COVID-19 news from Harvard Extension School.

Corporate Finance Certificate

  • Get Started

    No Application Required

  • Format

    Online for 2020–21

  • Average Course Tuition

    $2,900

two men shaking hands in conference room with colleagues watching

Gain the knowledge and tools needed for corporate financial analysis and decision making.

This professional graduate certificate is designed for professionals currently working in the financial services industry or who are responsible for making financial decisions.

What You'll Learn

  • Develop an understanding of the theory and practice of corporate finance with an understanding of discounted cash flow, valuation, risk and return, capital asset pricing model, corporate capital structure, capital budgeting, mergers and acquisitions, and investment and financing decisions.
  • Gain knowledge in focused topic areas, such as capital markets and investments, mergers and acquisitions, international corporate governance, investment theory, and real estate.

Students in this program receive a rigorous education in topics including organizational finance, economic theory, mergers and acquisitions, and more.

  • 36

    Average Age

  • 83%

    Working Full Time

  • 29%

    Students Outside the U.S.

  • 1.5 years

    Average Time to Complete

Earning Your Certificate

To meet the requirements for the certificate, you must:

  • Complete the four certificate courses for graduate credit.
  • Earn at least a B grade in each course.
  • Complete the courses within three years.

Learn more about pursuing a certificate and the process of requesting your certificate.

Certificate Courses

The professional graduate certificate in Corporate Finance requires four courses:

  • Corporate Finance course (choose one course from select group)
  • Valuation course (choose one course from select group)
  • Electives (choose any two courses from select group)

If you do not have background knowledge in finance, we recommend that you take an introductory course, such as MGMT E-2000 Principles of Finance, or consider the Principles of Finance certificate.

Ready to take the next step?

You can enroll in your first course in the:

  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Fall

See the schedules in the academic calendar.

[Required on-campus courses] turned out to be some of the most amazing experiences of my life—and my children haven’t stopped talking about ‘daddy’s school.

Cost

Affordability is core to our mission. When compared to our continuing education peers, it’s a fraction of the cost.

Our Tuition (2020–21 rate) $2,900 per course
Average Tuition of Peer Institutions $5,476 per course
Average Total Cost $12,000

Learning & Connection

Deep learning springs from human connection. That’s why we work so hard to bring people together — whether in a live virtual classroom or an in-person seminar on campus.

Our approach to online learning fosters interaction without sacrificing flexibility. Each week, you’ll engage with your instructor, participate in peer discussions, and receive one-on-one support from teaching staff—all from your home or office.

Online Learning at Harvard Extension School
Student at computer