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  • Program Overview

    Advanced Graduate Certificate in Finance

    The 18-credit Advanced Graduate Certificate (AGC) in Finance prepares students for careers in financial management, including financial analysis, portfolio management, investment banking and corporate financial associate positions. The curriculum places an emphasis on developing financial analytical skills. It offers in-depth knowledge of the principles and techniques of finance and accounting needed to understand how corporate financial objectives are developed, measured and reported, as well as the central issues in government regulation, taxation and financial reporting. 

    The AGC in Finance is a part-time program designed for working professionals. All courses are scheduled in the evening, and several of them are offered completely online.

    University Badges
    As they progress through the program, AGC students may earn University Badges — digital credentials that recognize the knowledge and skills developed by successfully completing two-course sequences in specialized areas (see details). The University Badge may be displayed on LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter profiles, and added to a resume to bring visibility to your achievement.

    MBA Program
    Certificate students may choose to pursue admission into the University's MBA in Finance program, which has a separate application and additional admissions requirements. Students interested in the MBA program must apply prior to completing 12 credits in the certificate program. Acceptance into the MBA program is not guaranteed, but certificate credits are transferable into the MBA program.

    Financial Aid Information
    This advanced graduate certificate program is eligible for financial aid. View the federally mandated Gainful Employment Disclosure Information.

    Finance

    College of Business

    Dean

    Manuel London, Harriman Hall

    Associate Dean

    Dmytro Holod, Harriman Hall

    MBA Program Directors

    Lily Cushenbery, Harriman Hall

    Gary Sherman, Harriman Hall

    MSF Program Director

    Dmytro Holod, Harriman Hall

    MSA Program Director

    Christie Comunale, Harriman Hall

    Assistant Dean for Curriculum, Accreditation, & Student Services

    Amy Milligan, Harriman Hall

    Assistant Dean for Finance and Administration

    Joyce Wellinger, Harriman Hall

    MBA/MS Admissions Recruitment Advisor

    Joyce Gibson, (631) 632-7171

    Office of Student Services (Admissions & Advising)

    Harriman Hall Room 109 (631) 632-7171

    cobgraduate@stonybrook.edu

    Web Site

    http://www.stonybrook.edu/business

    Advanced Graduate Certificates Awarded

    Finance

    Degrees Awarded

    M.B.A., M.B.A. in Accounting, M.B.A. in Finance, M.B.A. in Marketing, M.B.A. in Health Care Management, M.S. in Accounting, M.S. in Finance, M.S. in Technology Management (in Korea)

    Finance Program Director

    Dmytro Holod, Harriman Hall 321, 631-632-7183, Dmytro.Holod@stonybrook.edu

    Degrees Awarded

    MBA in Finance ; MS in Finance

    Certificate Awarded

    The Finance program is part of the School of Professional Development. Program and admissions information can be found at https://www.stonybrook.edu/spd/finance

    Gainful Employment Regulation Disclosures for Finance Certificate.

    Application
    https://graduateadmissions.stonybrook.edu/apply/ 

  • Admissions

    Admission Requirements for College of Business Graduate Programs

    The College of Business graduate programs are designed for ambitious and analytical students who are capable of applying what they learn toward the solutions of organizational problems. New students can begin the Stony Brook MBA, or MS in Accounting or MS in Finance in the Fall or Spring semester. 

    All graduate applications are submitted online through the Graduate School website. Applicants are encouraged to submit a current resume along with their online application and personal statement. The requirements for the business graduate programs include:

    A. A bachelor’s degree with a minimum grade point average of 3.0. In exceptional cases, students not meeting the GPA  requirement may be considered for admission on a conditional basis. Official transcripts can be mailed directly to the College of Business or sent electronically to cobgraduate@stonybrook.edu. We strongly encourage foreign transcripts to be evaluated by World Education Services (WES) or another NACES member association.

    B. Aptitude for quantitative analysis, demonstrated through previous coursework, standardized tests, or practical experience. All applicants must have successfully completed an introductory calculus course or alternate advanced math course with a grade of C or higher.

    C. Three letters of recommendation, one of which, if possible, should be from a professional working in a private company or public agency who is capable of evaluating the applicant’s motivation and potential. The three letters of recommendation should also include at least one from a college faculty member, counselor, or administrator. Letters of recommendation should be submitted through Slate.

    D. Applicants whose first or primary language is not English, must submit one of the following:

    A TOEFL internet-based score of 80 or above

    An IELTS test with an overall score of 6.5 or above, with no sub-scores below 6.0F. Acceptance by both the College of Business and the Graduate School.

    E. $100 application fee.

    For additional information, please visit www.stonybrook.edu/business or email cobgraduate@stonybrook.edu

    Office of Student Services

    Harriman Hall, Room 109

    College of Business

    Stony Brook University

    Stony Brook, New York

    11794-3775

    (631) 632-7171

    E-mail: cobgraduate@stonybrook.edu

  • Degree Requirements

    Requirements for the MBA in Finance

    Finance lies at the heart of both corporate and governmental success. Critical financial decisions involving the creation of capital, its day-to-day management, and its redeployment into more productive areas of companies and the economy are central to the continued prosperity of businesses and nations around the world. Stony Brook’s MBA in Finance will prepare students for positions in corporate finance, investment banking, financial management, broker-dealer firms, consulting firms, commercial banks, financial markets, securities firms and government agencies.

    The 48 credit MBA in Finance track curriculum requires 16 three-credit courses. Within the 16 three- credit courses, students take 12 required core courses, including a 3-credit  industry project (MBA 522) and4 finance electives.

    The 36 credit MBA in Finance track requires 12 three-credit courses. Within the 12 courses, students take 7 required core courses including a 3 credit industry project (MBA 522), and 5 elective courses. Four of these electives must be Finance electives. *Students will not have to take the following core courses: MBA 502, 504, 505, 589, or 592.*

    Core Course Requirements for the MBA in Finance

    *MBA 502 - Finance

    MBA 503 - Data Analysis & Decision Making

    *MBA 504 - Financial Accounting

    *MBA 505 - Marketing

    MBA 506 - Leadership & Team Effectiveness & Communications

    MBA 507 - Ethics & Management

    MBA 511 - Technological Innovations

    MBA 512 - Bus Planning & Strat Mgt

    MBA 522 - Industry Project

    MBA 543 – Business Analytics

    *MBA 589 - Operations Management

    *MBA 592 - Organizational Behavior

    Elective courses:

    36 credit track: Students in the 36 credit track will take a total of five 500-level MBA elective courses, four of these must be FIN courses.

    48 credit program: Students in the 48 credit program must take four FIN elective courses.

    MS in Finance

    The Master of Science in Finance is a unique opportunity to further your education in the field of finance. This 30 credit program is well suited to financial professionals who seek advanced finance skills, as well as students from other disciplines who seek to strengthen their finance expertise.  The Master of Science in Finance focuses on finance-specific topics, requiring ten finance based courses culminating in an expertise of the discipline.   This program will focus on developing an understanding of financial concepts and applications, preparing students to work in various areas of commercial finance such as, banking, investments and corporate finance. 

    Course Requirements for the MS in Finance

    MBA 502 Finance

    FIN 536 Financial Management

    FIN 539 Investment Analysis

    FIN 540 Probability & Statistics for Finance

    FIN 541 Bank Management

    FIN 549 Risk Management

    FIN 552 Merger and Acquisitions

    FIN 562 Data Analysis for Finance

    FIN 578 Behavioral Finance

    FIN 580 Finance Capstone Course

    Certificate Programs

    Applications for the Advanced Graduate Certificate Programs are available through the School of Professional Development, with the exception of the Health Care Management Certificate, which is available through the School of Health Technology and Management. Admission into an AGC does not guarantee admission into the MBA program. Students must submit a separate application directly to the MBA program or MS in Finance Program to be considered for admission. Students who are accepted into a Master’s program may apply up to 12 credits towards their degree program. Students must declare their decision to matriculate into a master’s program before the completion of 12 credits.

    Note that, although it is a valuable academic credential, an Advanced Graduate Certificate is not a degree.

    Certificate Program in Finance

    The 18-credit Advanced Graduate Certificate (AGC) in Finance prepares students for careers in financial management, including financial analysis, portfolio management, investment banking and corporate financial associate positions. The curriculum places an emphasis on developing financial analytical skills. It offers in-depth knowledge of the principles and techniques of finance and accounting needed to understand how corporate financial objectives are developed, measured and reported, as well as the central issues in government regulation, taxation and financial reporting.

    The AGC in Finance is a part-time program designed for working professionals. Courses are scheduled in the evening, and several of them are offered completely online.

    MBA Program

    Certificate students may choose to pursue admission into the University's MBA in Finance program, which has a separate application and additional admissions requirements. Students interested in the MBA program must apply prior to completing 12 credits in the certificate program. Acceptance into the MBA program is not guaranteed, but certificate credits are transferable into the MBA program.

    Financial Aid Information

    This advanced graduate certificate program is eligible for financial aid . View the federally mandated Gainful Employment Disclosure Information .

    AGC in Finance Admissions

    1. Personal statement. 
    2. A bachelor’s degree, with a cumulative 3.0 grade point average.
    3. Resume.
    4. 3 letters of recommendation
    5. A GMAT exam is required for applicants who have less than a 3.2 cumulative undergraduate GPA. We will accept the GRE in lieu of the GMAT. A GMAT waiver may be considered for applicants earning below a 3.2 if they have significant and relevant work experience. This will be determined through a resume review and letters of recommendation.
    6. F. In those cases where the departmental admissions committee deems it desirable, personal interviews with departmental representatives may be necessary.

    Finance Certificate Requirements

    The curriculum consists of 18 credits (6 courses; 3 credits each). Students complete two required courses and choose elective courses that explore the broad frontier of modern finance.

    Required Courses

    • MBA 502 Finance
    • MBA 504 Financial Accounting

    Electives (Choose any 4 courses listed below)

    • FIN 525 Portfolio Management
    • FIN 536 Financial Management
    • FIN 539 Investment Analysis
    • FIN 541 Bank Management
    • FIN 545 Capital Markets and Financial Institutions
    • FIN 552 Mergers & Acquisitions
    • FIN 576 Real Estate Finance
    • FIN 578 Behavioral Finance

    Time to Completion

    All certificate requirements must be completed within three (3) years from the semester date of admission as a matriculated student unless the student is also matriculated in a master's degree program. Master's students have five (5) years to complete the certificate requirements.

  • Facilities
  • Faculty

    Finance Faculty

    Courses in the AGC in Finance program are taught by full-time and adjunct faculty appointed by the College of Business.

    Brusco, Sandro , Professor, Economics

    Frey, Robert J. , Research Professor

    Holod, Dmytro , Associate Dean; Associate Professor, Finance

    Danling Jiang , Associate Professor, Finance

    Kim, Aaron , Assistant Professor, Finance

    Liu, Ting , Assistant Professor, Economics

    Nugent, Michael , Lecturer, Finance; Finance Certificate Program Director

    Palermo, Mark, Lecturer, Management

    Stoyanov, Stoyan , Research Professor, Finance

    Tauman, Yair , Professor, Economics

    Torna, Gokhan , Assistant Professor, Finance

    Wynter, Matthew, Research Professor, Finance

    Xiao, Keli , Assistant Professor, Finance

    Zhou, Yiyi , Assistant Professor, Economics

    Adjunct Faculty

    Thomas Tallerico

  • Contact

    Finance

    College of Business

    Dean

    Manuel London, Harriman Hall

    Associate Dean

    Dmytro Holod, Harriman Hall

    MBA Program Directors

    Lily Cushenbery, Harriman Hall

    Gary Sherman, Harriman Hall

    MSF Program Director

    Dmytro Holod, Harriman Hall

    MSA Program Director

    Christie Comunale, Harriman Hall

    Assistant Dean for Curriculum, Accreditation, & Student Services

    Amy Milligan, Harriman Hall

    Assistant Dean for Finance and Administration

    Joyce Wellinger, Harriman Hall

    MBA/MS Admissions Recruitment Advisor

    Joyce Gibson, (631) 632-7171

    Office of Student Services (Admissions & Advising)

    Harriman Hall Room 109 (631) 632-7171

    cobgraduate@stonybrook.edu

    Web Site

    http://www.stonybrook.edu/business

    Advanced Graduate Certificates Awarded

    Finance

    Degrees Awarded

    M.B.A., M.B.A. in Accounting, M.B.A. in Finance, M.B.A. in Marketing, M.B.A. in Health Care Management, M.S. in Accounting, M.S. in Finance, M.S. in Technology Management (in Korea)

    Finance Program Director

    Dmytro Holod, Harriman Hall 321, 631-632-7183, Dmytro.Holod@stonybrook.edu

    Degrees Awarded

    MBA in Finance ; MS in Finance

    Certificate Awarded

    The Finance program is part of the School of Professional Development. Program and admissions information can be found at https://www.stonybrook.edu/spd/finance

    Gainful Employment Regulation Disclosures for Finance Certificate.

    Application
    https://graduateadmissions.stonybrook.edu/apply/