Become the go-to voice for your organization when financial markets fluctuate and communicate your organization's financial health through this cutting-edge, joint certificate program.
This 12-credit-hour, fully online program gives you the ability to use new, fast paced technology to talk the language of business in real-time.
Advance your career by completing four courses, where you will learn practical communication skills
from journalism and business professors to tell the complete financial story.
August, January or May Start
Understanding and writing about corporate, economic and business topics as journalists or as public relations professionals.
Explore real cases of organizational structures, evaluate how well they support the top management team's strategic implementation, and assess the impact on overall organizational success.
Philosophies and theories that underlie the discipline and profession of public relations. The critical and supportive perspectives used to gain insight into the history and direction of public relations.
This course teaches, at an accelerated graduate level, the principles and practices of reporting, writing and editing. It includes discussion of the ethical principles of journalism and the application of basic statistics the development of news and feature work.
Basics of financial accounting and reporting. The construction of financial statements and their interpretation for internal and external users of financial information.
A case course designed to meet the financial core requirement in the MBA program. Application of financial theory to business problems. Financial statement analysis, working capital management, capital structure planning, cost of capital, and capital expenditure analysis.
Because we review applications on a continual basis, you can start earning the certificate when it works best for you, whether that’s spring, fall or summer.
To apply, you will need to pay a $50 application fee and submit the following:
Note that under the Admission Objective section, you should select “Non-Degree, Graduate Certificate Objective” and then select your desired certificate.
Registration codes for the certificate courses will be sent out from the Business Graduate Programs office approximately 30 days prior to the term start date.
Before applying, ensure you have met the
prerequisites of a bachelor’s degree.
There are no other specific course requirements for admission to the certificate program.
The Financial Communications Certificate Program is designed to provide expertise and practical skills to boost your career
whether you work in the finance sector, media communications or anywhere in between. Let this joint program between the College of Journalism and
Mass Communications and the College of Business be your guide to future success.
Chief Financial Officer
Public Relations Strategies
Organizational Business Strategies
Writing Financial News
Interpreting Business Reports
Financial Statement Analysis
Capital Expenditure Analysis
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Since certificate programs are not eligible for financial aid, we know cost is key. Our certificate programs are some of the most
affordable in the Big Ten.
TUITION AND FEES
Completing a certificate can be a good way to get a feel for graduate level classes and diversify your expertise.
You can roll your credits into another master's program later.
If you're already enrolled in one of our MBA programs, you can use your MBA
electives to earn this graduate certificate at the same time.
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If you have immediate questions about the Financial Communications Certificate, contact Carly Morse, graduate student services coordinator
for the College of Journalism and Mass Communications, at 402-472-2055. For all other programs, contact our Business Graduate Programs office at 402-472-2338.