Certificate programs demonstrate professional competency for specific skills in a shorter time frame than a traditional undergraduate degree. A professional certificate may:

  • Enhance expertise

  • Increase professional opportunities

  • Build reputation

  • Increase ability to deliver high-quality work.


A Finance Certificate provides the student with competencies in the fundamentals of finance and investment. Certificate programs are non-degree and achieved after completing classes and training in a specific area or skill. Certificates are generally completed in approximately 5 months or two terms.




A professional certificate program should be completed with the following goals to enhance expertise, significantly increase earning power, reputation, and the ability to deliver high-quality work.


Students are provided with the opportunity to sharpen their skills and knowledge in the field of Business Administration. Courses for the Finance Certificate will focus on the following:

  • Understanding basic principles of finance including financial markets, banking systems, and investment.

  • Explore personal finance management and the importance of financial planning and security.

  • Analyze cash flows, budgets, credit management, risk management and investments.

  • Apply financial theory to real life understanding.



The Certificate in Finance program requires:

  • The completion of the required 9 credits, and all courses listed for the course requirements for the specific program.

  • Earn a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0 in all coursework attempted at UoPeople.

  • Earn an overall grade point average of at least 2.0 in all courses taken.

  • Complete all required exams.

Certificate programs are non-degree and achieved after completing classes and training in a specific area or skill. Certificates are generally completed in under a year.



Individual courses are the building blocks of each certificate program. Finance Certificate course requirements are structured to ensure that student study encompasses a broad range of topics and approaches, with an appropriate balance maintained to enhance career skills and knowledge.


The Certificate in Finance is a 3-course program establishing that the student has mastered the basic competences in finance.



If you would like to earn a non-degree certificate you must first take the usual steps to apply, including meeting basic admission requirements.

To meet admission requirements, applicants must:

  • Be 16 years old or older

  • Have English proficiency

To apply for admissions consideration to UoPeople, applicants must complete an online application, including payment of a $60 non-refundable Application Fee.


Non-Native English Speakers    

UoPeople’s online programs are American accredited and are taught in English. Therefore, non-native English speakers must demonstrate that they have a strong level of proficiency in English before beginning their program at UoPeople. 




The Certificate Program does not provide transferable academic credit and is excluded from the student recognition for GPA achievements (i.e., President’s List, Dean’s List, Honor’s List).




To succeed in today’s evolving business world, it’s necessary to have a broad range of tools and skills at your disposal in every aspect of business – from accounting and marketing to management and economic theory.


Students looking to sharpen and enhance their expertise in the field of Finance will explore areas related to finance management, forecasting, and working with capital management. Students will also receive vital practical skills to incorporate into their careers after earning a Finance Certificate.


Those who earn a Certificate in Finance may go on to advance their careers in sales, accounting, human resources etc. Graduates can also find work in the private sector offering their expertise as financial consultants for businesses. They may also continue to further their studies in the business administration fields.