Learn to help individuals and organizations cultivate and sustain financial health.

You can learn how to bolster the financial health of individuals and companies alike through earning your financial management certification online. With economic unease on the rise across the board, the country is seeking individuals who are willing to develop a strong financial skillset. Through Cumberlands' online financial management certificate program, you can learn what it takes to serve in an industry that continues to expand to meet growing demand in areas such as financial advising, statement analysis, and management.

Whether you aspire to join the field of finance and support financial performance or continue your studies to pursue your Master of Science in Finance degree, University of the Cumberlands will be here to ensure you have what you need in your coursework and beyond. Our financial management certification program is offered fully online to give you the flexibility you need to go forward with the future you want, alongside your other commitments in life.

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By the Numbers

$96,220

Average Salary

8%

Industry Growth

30

Max Class Size

100%

Accredited
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Programs & Requirements

Programs & Requirements

Online Financial Management Certificate

If you need to boost your financial know-how, this is the place to learn. The understanding you'll gain in this online certificate program will prepare you to make more strategic and sustainable financial decisions, not only for your organization, but also for yourself.

During this online financial management certificate program, you will explore essential principles across finance. Beyond classroom theory, your learning will incorporate real-world scenarios to help you apply a more robust approach to applications in the field.

Course Requirements

BACC 681     Financial Accounting and Analysis

BADM 684    Financial Modeling and Valuation

BADM 687    Financial Planning and Wealth Management

BADM 688    Big Data and Financial Analytics

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Mission & Goals

The aim of this program is to provide students with the academic background and requirements that enable them to pursue employment or ongoing studies at the master’s level.

Perform effective financial analysis leveraging up-to-date financial tools and technologies
Accurately analyze financial statements to gain insights that can drive organizational planning and strategy
Apply a comprehensive understanding of valuation concepts, techniques and models used in finance and investment practice
Utilize data science processes, methodologies and tools through a financial lens to mine financial data for valuable takeaways that can impact financial outlooks
Master the financial planning and wealth management lifecycles from financial planner and wealth manager perspectives
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Financial Management Careers & Outcomes

All stats from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Logistician: $77,520

Logistician: $77,520

Logisticians analyze and coordinate an organization’s supply chain.

Financial Analyst: $96,220

Financial Analyst: $96,220

Financial analysts guide businesses and individuals in decisions about expending money to attain profit.

Accountant or Auditor: $78,000

Accountant or Auditor: $78,000

Accountants and auditors prepare and examine financial records.

Personal Financial Advisor: $95,390

Personal Financial Advisor: $95,390

Personal financial advisors provide advice to help individuals manage their money and plan for their financial future.

Purchasing Agent: $75,120

Purchasing Agent: $75,120

Buyers and purchasing agents buy products and services for organizations. Purchasing managers oversee the work of buyers and purchasing agents.

College Professor: $88,790

College Professor: $88,790

Teach courses in business administration and management, such as accounting, finance, human resources, labor and industrial relations, marketing, and operations research. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

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Common Questions

With your financial management graduate certificate, you can pursue a number of roles within the finance industry, including financial advisor, financial analyst, financial examiner, and much more!

Each course lasts eight weeks, called a bi-term. There are two bi-terms per semester, and three semesters per year (fall, spring, and summer). Many classes are asynchronous, meaning there is no set login time; you can work on schoolwork whenever you find time. Cumberlands provides free rental textbooks to online students as part of its One Price Promise.

A financial management graduate certificate can help you gain entry to a number of roles in the finance industry or help you go forward with a master’s degree in finance. 

Yes! University of the Cumberlands is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate, baccalaureate, masters, educational specialist, and doctorate degrees. And the Hutton School of Business at Cumberlands has received specialized accreditations for its business programs through the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE). For a list of accredited programs, please refer to our IACBE member status page

All programs at University of the Cumberlands are offered at some of the lowest rates in the nation – and we even include free textbooks through our One Price Promise! For more information on how affordable this program would be for you, visit our Financial Aid page.

We now offer rolling admission into this program, meaning you can apply at any time. A minimum undergraduate cumulative GPA of 2.0 is required to be admitted to the Financial Management Graduate Certificate Program. For more details, visit our Admissions & Aid page on our website.

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Faculty Experts

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Sisay Teketele

Dr. Sisay Teketele

Adjunct Professor
Business Administration

Dr. Sisay Teketele

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sisay.teketele [at] ucumberlands.edu
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Dr. Stacy Swafford

Dr. Stacy J. Swafford

Adjunct Professor
Business Administration

Dr. Stacy J. Swafford

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stacy.swafford [at] ucumberlands.edu
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Dr. Matt Keogh

Dr. Matt Keogh

Adjunct Professor
Business Administration

Dr. Matt Keogh

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matthew.keogh [at] ucumberlands.edu
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Program Accreditation

The Hutton School of Business at University of the Cumberlands has received specialized accreditations for its business programs through the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE) located at 11960 Quivira Road in Overland Park, Kansas, USA. For a list of accredited programs please refer to our IACBE member status page

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