The Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Financial Management (CBFM) is designed to meet the needs of baccalaureate degreed business students and financial management professionals who want to upgrade their skill set through professional development utilizing continuing education in an online format. This certificate program reinforces financial concepts in areas that support solid financial management skills.

Quick Facts:

  • Credits required: 18
  • Cost per credit: $545
  • Program length: 1 year (full-time status)

Time to degree completion can be accelerated by taking multiple courses in a term and through credits accepted in transfer.

What you’ll learn

Promote the incorporation of practical business experience with formal academic learning so that shared experiences can create integrated learning.

Foster growth in intellectual accomplishment and an opportunity to develop an executive level perspective on business practices.

Encourage learners to develop the ability to use quantitative and qualitative tools to identify and address business problems and opportunities.

Encourage learners to gain an appreciation of ethical principles and its application to the business environment.

Enable personal growth and the ability to gain academic experience and a credential in a given discipline.

Provide the option of pursuing a Master of Business Administration degree upon successful completion of the certificate program.

Facilitate the acquisition of practical knowledge with an understanding of the integrated nature of business functions.

Provide the tools to evaluate the issues that characterize the contemporary business environment.

Career Outcomes

Opportunities in the following areas:


Financial Institutions

Government Agencies

Non-Profit Organizations

Certificate in Financial Management Requirements

Certificate Requirements Credits
Required Courses (6) 18

Courses + Credits

CalSouthern’s Certificate in Financial Management is an 18-credit program comprised of the following six (6) required courses:

Required Courses

  • FIN 86505  Corporate Finance — 3-credits
  • FIN 87513  Investment Management — 3-credits
  • FIN 87514  Financial Institutions — 3-credits
  • FIN 87516  Capital Markets — 3-credits
  • FIN 87518  Behavioral Corporate Finance — 3-credits
  • MGT 86512 Managerial Accounting for Decision Making — 3-credits

Download the University Catalog for full course descriptions, prerequisite information, and program details.

At CalSouthern, you are not alone. The University has very competent mentors that are readily available, quite helpful, and very supportive for online learners like us. In the same way, the University’s academic support team is equally available whenever help is needed, and our dean has personally demonstrated to me a commitment to help you succeed.

– Omari Gekombe, School of Business and Management

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Contact us to learn more about our online Certificate in Financial Management program.

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Accreditation & Approvals


California Southern University is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC), which is one of six regional accrediting bodies recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). Regional accreditation is the most highly respected and recognized form of accreditation in the United States, and it provides students with a number of important benefits and opportunities.

Please visit the Accreditation & Licensure page to learn more.

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