The Graduate Certificate in Corporate Finance (GCCF) provides you with a complete understanding of the framework to evaluate a company. You will dive into the world of financial data, and build skills to analyze and prepare financial reports.

As a part-time student, you can complete the GCCF in as few as 9 months at our Boston campus or by combining with courses offered online.



5 courses
15 credits

Program Length:
9 - 16 months of part-time study

Required Course (3 credits) 

  • FIN-808 General Theory in Corporate Finance


    Take MBA 650




    This course extends the body of knowledge acquired in MBA 650. Students expand knowledge of dividend theory, capital structure theory, capital budgeting, long-term financing decisions, cash management and corporate restructuring, market efficiency, and risk and liability management.


    Offered Both Fall and Spring

Electives (12 credits)

Four (4) courses are electives. Three (3) of the electives must be from the approved elective list for Corporate Finance. One (1) must be from an approved finance course list outside of Corporate Finance. If your choice of elective has a prerequisite, then the prerequisite must be met prior to enrolling in the elective.

Note RE: the MBA 650 requirement for previous Business Major Certificate Options - Candidate must have taken equivalent of MBA 650 with a "B" or better within 7 years of enrolling in certificate program OR an upper level FIN elective with a "B" or better within 7 years to meet this requirement for admission.

Waiver/Transfer Policy

 Graduate certificate courses, if waived, may need to be substituted with an approved elective. To substitute an approved elective for a required course, a student must have successfully completed equivalent academic coursework at the undergraduate/graduate level in the five years prior to matriculation ("B" or better" and provide official transcripts (with English translations, if applicable). 

Candidates who apply within one year of completing their graduate certificate will have applicable courses applied to a Sawyer Business School (SBS) graduate degree program, in the same discipline as the certificate, as long as a grade of "B" or better was earned in that course.

Candidates who apply beyond one year from a certificate program outside their discipline will have coursework evaluated on a case by case basis for relevancy, current degree requirements and current Sawyer Business School waiver and transfer policies.

Transfer credits form their graduate certificate must have earned a grade of "B" or better and have been taken within five years prior to entering a SBS graduate degree program. However, at the discretion of the program director, some courses may not be transferred if the subject material has changed significantly since completion. 

Gainful Employment Disclosure

View the Federally Mandated Gainful Employment Disclosure for the Certificate Program in Corporate Finance.