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Graduate Certificates in Finance
The Graduate Certificate in Finance (GCF) program prepares students who have an undergraduate degree for a professional career in a range of specialized areas: corporate finance, investments and portfolio management, and risk management. This program is designed for students who desire an opportunity for a concentrated study in a specialized area of finance but do not wish to pursue a graduate degree in finance or business.
Admission. The programs are open to students with baccalaureate degrees in any field of study. Admission is limited to applicants who show high promise of success in business study. Admission criteria include, but are not limited to:
- Undergraduate grade point average (both overall course work and upper division course work are considered);
- Graduate Management Admission Test or Graduate Record Examination score;
- Professional/business experience as evidenced by such factors as a record of employment at increasing levels of responsibility; and
- Professional references.
Program admission requirements and offerings are subject to change. Contact the Graduate Business Programs office for updated information.
Curriculum. All candidates for the GCF must have completed or complete the foundation courses and 15 credit hours of advanced study. The last 12 credit hours must be taken at The University of Tulsa. A maximum of three prior graduate credit hours may be applied toward the GCF.
Waivers. Students with prior course work or equivalent learning may be eligible for waivers from one or more of the foundation courses. An initial waiver evaluation is completed at the time of application based on all available transcripts. The condition for such a waiver is based on completion of equivalent courses within the last six years, with a grade of A or B.
Course descriptions for the courses listed in the Foundation Courses are available in The Collins College of Business section of this Bulletin.
To determine if a student will need to take any foundation courses, a transcript evaluation is conducted at the time of application to see if a student has successfully completed courses in accounting, managerial economics, statistical analysis, and basic calculus before starting work on a certificate. For more details on the foundation courses, please consult with the Graduate Business Programs advising office. Normally, foundation courses must be completed before enrollment in required courses or electives.