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Advanced Certificate in Finance

Economics and Finance


The Advanced Certificate in Finance is a 15-credit, graduate program designed to develop foundational skills in the critical functions necessary for success in finance. The advanced certificate program will sharpen your skills in evaluating potential projects and develop investment strategies in order to make value-enhancing decisions in your organization. The applied curriculum includes financial planning, forecasting, and implementation through case studies and hands-on exercises.

You will gain perspectives on contemporary finance theory and practice from a distinguished faculty comprising professors from St. John’s University’s Tobin College of Business and business professionals and experts. 

This program offers the following benefits:

  • Evenings and weekend classes are offered at our Queens or Manhattan campuses, or online, allowing you to stay on your career track and complete the program in two years.
  • All advanced certificate program courses may count towards our Master of Science (M.S.) program in Finance
  • Admission is based on a portfolio approach that considers work experience, veteran status and academic background (may include GRE or GMAT waiver).
  • Prior graduate course work (up to six credits) may be transferred into the program, pending approval.

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Applicants to the Tobin College of Business Graduate programs* will automatically be considered for GMAT/GRE waivers once they submit their application, transcript and resume for the 2021 academic year.


    The Advanced Certificate in Finance program requires two courses (6 credits) and three elective courses (9 credits) from the finance-related offerings of the Tobin College.  The business core courses are as follows:

    • FIN 607 Financial Management
    • FIN 634 Investment Analysis

    The advanced certificate program will also require three courses (9 credits) from any graduate finance-related course offered by the Tobin College of Business. Students must successfully complete all five courses within a three-year period.


    Detailed application requirements may be viewed at The Peter J. Tobin College of Business Programs page.

    Office of Graduate Admissions
    8000 Utopia Parkway
    The Peter J. Tobin College of Business, Room 114
    Queens, NY 11439
    Tel: 718-990-1345
    Fax: 718-990-5242
    [email protected]

    For Advanced Certificate applicants requesting a GMAT/GRE waiver please submit the online application, all transcripts, and resume. International Students should also submit the foreign credit evaluation and TOEFL/IELTS scores.  Once complete, please email [email protected] to request waiver consideration.

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    Department Contact

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    Adrian P. Fitzsimons, M.B.A., Ph.D., C.P.A.

    Associate Dean of Academic Programs