The Finance Certificate is modeled after typical Finance majors at most Schools of Business. The primary difference is that UMBC has fewer elective concentrations within the general area of financial management. UMBC's certificate is geared toward the capital markets/corporate decisions/investment portfolio end of the finance spectrum rather than the banking, insurance, or real estate aspects. International considerations and world markets are incorporated into several of the required courses, and students selecting the optional International Finance course elective gain an additional international financial background. Courses in the Finance program are staffed with faculty from the Economics department.
The finance certificate requires 15 core credit hours plus 31 specialized credit hours. Some of the core and most of the specialized course work overlaps with the Economics Major. Business leaders view finance as a good foundation for management and decision making as well as a specialized area of normal business operations. Consequently, students have excellent employment opportunities in this area.
The Finance Certificate is not available to students earning the B.S. in Financial Economics.
Please note: The printed course catalog contains the official listing of program requirements and takes precedence over information listed on this site. Should you discover a discrepancy between the printed catalog and any information posted on this site, please contact the department for instructions.
DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMICS • University of Maryland, Baltimore County
3rd floor Public Policy Building, Room 338
1000 Hilltop Circle • Baltimore Maryland 21250
phone: 410-455-2160 • email: Mrs. Kelly Hodges <firstname.lastname@example.org>