Certificate in Managerial Finance

Online Certificate in Managerial Finance

This certificate equips graduates with advanced skills in finance, generative AI, and financial technology, enabling effective decision-making, risk management, and compliance in modern financial environments.

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This finance program offers professional learners a unique blend of corporate finance fundamentals, cutting-edge generative AI applications, and the latest financial technologies. By integrating these critical areas, the program equips you with the skills to make data-driven decisions, optimize financial strategies, and navigate the complexities of modern financial environments. You'll learn to compute future and present values, discounted cash flows, and net present values, essential for effective financial planning and project analysis.

In addition to mastering traditional financial concepts, you'll explore the applications of generative AI in financial modeling and risk management. This knowledge will enable you to develop accurate financial forecasts, analyze data for potential risks, and implement AI-driven strategies for risk mitigation. By understanding and applying AI technologies, you will stay ahead in the rapidly evolving financial sector, ensuring your ability to lead and innovate.

You will gain insights into the ethical and regulatory aspects of financial technologies, preparing you to address fairness, transparency, and accountability issues in AI systems.

  • Ideal for
    Anyone responsible for the financial success of an organization

  • Duration
    12 weeks

  • Tuition
    $5,950

  • Format
    Online (SDL+)

  • Schedule
    Weekly Zoom class session

  • Semester of Entry
    Fall, spring

Upon successful completion of the certificate, you’ll be able to:

  • Master financial decision-making tools and techniques
  • Integrate generative AI in financial modeling
  • Analyze and interpret financial data using graphical and analytical methods
  • Evaluate financial markets and securities
  • Apply risk management strategies using AI
  • Navigate financial technology and regulatory landscapes
  • Demonstrate practical financial expertise through projects and portfolios

Curriculum & Schedule

You must successfully complete all modules for a total of 12.6 Continuing Education Units (CEUs), which is equivalent to 126 contact hours. See detailed description of the courses.

Required Courses:

  1. Financial Management Essentials (Required; 1.8 CEUs)
  2. Data-Driven Financial Decision Making (Required; 1.8 CEUs)
  3. Advanced Financial Technology: AI, GenAI, Blockchain, and FinTech (Required; 1.8 CEUs)
  4. GenAI for Forecasting and Budgeting (Required; 1.8 CEUs)
  5. GenAI for Financial Model Risk Management (Required; 1.8 CEUs)
  6. Capital Markets and Valuations (1.8 CEUs)
  7. Capstone in Managerial Finance (Required; 1.8 CEUs)

What is Self-Directed Learning Plus?
Self-Directed Learning Plus (SDL+) courses are learning experiences designed by Georgetown University instructional designers to maximize flexibility for your weekly learning schedule, while also providing opportunities for real-time engagement and networking with our faculty and other professional learners.

There is a required Zoom class session each week. Professional learners who cannot attend the class session will have the opportunity to satisfy the course requirement by making arrangements with the instructor, watching the recorded video, or responding to discussion questions. In order to maintain flexibility, the dates/time of the weekly Zoom lesson will be confirmed at the start of the course and will depend upon the location of the professional learners in that cohort.

Each course module will have assignment and assessment deadlines to support students in progressing in a timely manner to the successful completion of the certificate

Course Schedule

Course Name Semester and Section
Required Courses  Fall 2024
Capital Markets and Valuations
XFIN-658-201 | Status: Open
Online

Dec 6 to Dec 14, 2024
Fall 2024
Capstone in Managerial Finance
XFIN-800-201 | Status: Open
Online

Feb 7 to Feb 15, 2025
Spring 2025
Financial Management Essentials
XFIN-699-201 | Status: Open
Online

Oct 18 to Oct 26, 2024
Fall 2024
GenAI for Forecasting & Budgeting
XFIN-701-201 | Status: Open
Online

Nov 1 to Nov 9, 2024
Fall 2024
Data-Driven Financial Decision Making
XFIN-704-201 | Status: Open
Online

Nov 15 to Nov 23, 2024
Fall 2024
GenAI for Financial Model Risk Management
XFIN-702-201 | Status: Open
Online

Jan 10 to Jan 18, 2025
Spring 2025
Advanced Financial Technology: AI, GenAI, Blockchain, and FinTech
XFIN-703-201 | Status: Open
Online

Jan 24 to Feb 1, 2025
Spring 2025

Faculty


Andrew Feng

With 25+ years of diverse experience in financial services, Andrew is a Principal Financial Analyst with a federal regulatory agency. In 2021, he served as a Brookings Fellow in US ...
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Daniel Spar

Dan is a technology strategist and architect working across Deloitte’s commercial and government practices worldwide. He has extensive background advising CxOs, architecting enterprise systems for multinational corporations, and improving business/IT ...
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How to Register

Please review the refund policies in our Student Handbook before completing your registration.

Degree Requirement

You must hold a bachelor's degree or the equivalent in order to enroll in our certificate programs.

Registration

This certificate is an open-enrollment program. No application is required. Click the "Register Now" button, select your courses, and then click "Add to Cart". Course registration is complete when your payment is processed. You will receive a confirmation email when your payment is received. Please retain the payment confirmation message for your records.

You can combine on-campus and online courses (if available) to complete your certificate. Depending on the certificate program, we may suggest taking courses in a specific order, but this is not a requirement.

Most students register for all courses at the same time and complete their certificate within a few months. However, you may choose to register for courses one by one over time. Once you begin a certificate, you have up to two years from the time you start your first course to complete all required courses.

International Students

International students who enter the U.S. on a valid visa are eligible to enroll in certificate courses. However, Georgetown University cannot sponsor student visas for noncredit professional certificate programs.

A TOEFL examination is not required for non-native English speakers but students are expected to read, write, and comprehend English at the graduate level to fully participate in and gain from the program.

Students from most countries may register for our online certificate programs; however, due to international laws, residents of certain countries are prohibited from registering.

Tuition & Funding

Total program tuition for all 12.6 CEUs (7 courses) is $5,950. All course materials are included.

Funding

Noncredit professional certificates do not qualify for federal financial aid, scholarships, grants, or needs-based aid. However, several finance and funding options do exist, as listed below.

Employer Education and Training Budgets

Some employers offer funding for employee education or professional development. If an employer guarantees payment for employee education and training, Georgetown will accept an Intent to Pay form. If you are using employer sponsorship or training authorizations, you must submit an Intent to Pay form with your registration.

If your employer will pay for your tuition, select “Third-Party Billing” as your method of payment when you register for courses online. Please submit an Intent to Pay form indicating that your employer or another third party should be billed for tuition. Invoices will not be generated without this form on file.

Federal Agency Training Funds*
  • According to the Federal Employees Almanac 2014, federal agencies may:
    • Pay training and education expenses from appropriated funds or other available funds for training needed to support program functions
    • Reimburse employees for all or part of the costs of training or education
    • Share training and education costs with employees
    • Pay travel expenses for employees assigned to training
    • Adjust an employee's normal work schedule for educational purposes not related to official duties

Georgetown accepts Standard Form-182 (SF-182) for training authorizations from the federal government.

*Federal employees should ask the appropriate budget officer about training budgets available.

Georgetown Employee TAP Benefits

Eligible Georgetown employees may use their Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) benefits to fund 90% of the certificate program tuition—employees will be invoiced for the remaining 10% of tuition and must pay any other charges associated with their certificate program. Employees using TAP benefits may work directly with the HR Benefits Office to ensure payment prior to the start of any course. This payment option is only valid if registration occurs at least 10–14 business days prior to the start date of the first course. Any fees incurred due to course withdrawal are the student’s responsibility and are not funded by Georgetown University TAP. For questions regarding TAP benefits, please contact the HR/Benefits Office at tapbenefits@georgetown.edu or (202) 687-2500.

GoArmyEd.com for Active Duty, National Guard,
Army Reserve Soldiers, and Army Civilians

SCS is registered with GoArmyEd.com to accept SF-182 training authorization forms. GoArmyEd.com is the virtual gateway for all eligible active duty, National Guard, and Army Reserve soldiers to request Tuition Assistance (TA) online. GoArmyEd.com is also the virtual gateway for Army Civilians to apply for their Civilian education, training, and leadership development events.

Interest-Free Payment Plan

The professional certificate programs offer an interest-free payment plan for certificate programs that are more than one month in duration and for which the total tuition is greater than or equal to $4,000. The payment plan is structured in the following manner:

  • Payment #1: A down payment of 25% of the total tuition balance must be paid online (within 72 hours after you register and select Payment Plan) via the Noncredit Student Portal. Please submit your down payment as soon as possible.
  • Payments #2, #3, and #4: Your remaining balance will be due in three (3) equal monthly installments beginning 30 calendar days after your down payment is processed. Your monthly payments must be paid via credit card in the Noncredit Student Portal. You will be able to access each invoice and payment due date in your student account.
  • PLEASE NOTE: Automatic Payment Service is not available. You must make each subsequent payment via the Noncredit Student Portal.

Military Benefits/GI Bill®

A number of tuition benefits are available through the Department of Veterans Affairs and under various parts of the GI Bill®. Please visit the Resources for Military Students page for additional information and instructions.

Private Education Loans

Some students choose to finance certificate programs with private education loans. Students are responsible for contacting lenders directly to find out if a noncredit professional certificate program is eligible for a loan. While Georgetown University will not recommend specific lenders, it will certify loans for eligible programs from approved lenders.

For eligible noncredit professional certificate programs, Georgetown University will certify loan amounts up to the full cost of tuition for the program. Tuition does not cover books, travel, or living expenses. Please see individual program pages for tuition rates.

Georgetown University has a unique campus code for Sallie Mae. Our Sallie Mae branch code is 001445-99.

You must be approved for a loan before registering for courses. Follow these steps to pursue a loan option:

  1. Check the list of lenders that have offered private education loans in the past to Georgetown University students.
  2. Contact the lender and confirm your program is eligible for a private education loan.
  3. Obtain the necessary paperwork and apply for the loan.
  4. Georgetown will certify loan amounts based on the information below. Please note that our branch code is 001445-99.
  5. If approved, register for courses:
    • Payment sent to Georgetown: Select “Third-Party Payment” at the time of registration if the lender is sending funds directly to Georgetown.
    • Enter the information about the lender and then contact Noncredit Student Accounts at noncreditaccounts@georgetown.edu.

Note: It is your responsibility to contact Georgetown University Noncredit Student Accounts at noncreditaccounts@georgetown.edu to ensure that your loan is processed.

Registering for Courses Over Time

While you may choose to complete your certificate program in one semester, many programs (but not all) allow up to two years to complete all requirements. As a result, you may choose to register for required and elective courses over several semesters to spread out the cost of tuition over time. We generally offer every course in a program each semester, so you'll have many opportunities to enroll in required and elective courses within the two-year time frame.

Tuition Discounts

Only one tuition discount may be applied at the time of registration. Tuition discounts cannot be combined. Tuition discounts are not applied retroactively. Please contact pdcprograms@georgetown.edu with any questions.

GU Alumni 30% Discount

Georgetown University alumni and SCS certificate completers are eligible to receive a 30% tuition discount for many certificates offered within SCS’s Professional Development & Certificates (PDC) portfolio. When registering for an eligible certificate through the SCS website, you will see the "30% Georgetown Alumni Discount" as an option. The Enrollment Team will then verify your eligibility status as a Georgetown University alumnus or certificate completer.

Organization (5+ Employees) 20% Discount

Georgetown SCS offers a 20% discount for eligible certificates to organizations that register 5 or more employees for the same certificate cohort at the same time. Eligible organizations include government agencies, nonprofit agencies, and for-profit businesses. Please contact pdcprograms@georgetown.edu for steps and procedures to ensure your group has access to the discount.

Boeing 10% Discount

Employees of Boeing receive a 10% tuition discount on select programs and courses

EdAssist 10% Discount

Employees of companies that belong to the EdAssist education network may receive a 10% tuition discount on select programs and courses. Contact EdAssist directly to find out if you qualify.

OPM Federal Scholarship Alliance 10% Discount

Eligible federal employees across the country receive a 10% scholarship applied to the current tuition rate for all SCS degree programs and professional certificate programs each academic semester. Please contact pdcprograms@georgetown.edu for steps to be added to this discount group.

Contact Us

Still Have Questions?

Certificate Admissions and Enrollment
Email: pdcprograms@georgetown.edu
Phone: (202) 687-7000

Student Accounts
Email: noncreditaccounts@georgetown.edu
Phone: (202) 687-7696

Certifying Military Benefits
Email: pdcvabenefits@georgetown.edu
Phone: (202) 784-7321

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