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Certificate in Finance

Build a strong foundation in finance with exposure to topics like money management, banking, and accounting. It’s a perfect introduction to the fascinating world of business and provides the groundwork for a future bachelor’s degree.

Apply By:
March 21, 2024
Classes Start:
April 11, 2024
No Live Lectures
3 Courses
As Little as 4 Months
Pay as You Go ($200 per course)


Gain in-demand specialized skills and knowledge quickly with a Certificate in Finance. Develop an understanding of financial concepts including banking, investments, forecasting and capital management. This certificate is perfect for working professionals who want a strong foundation in business or hope to pursue a degree in the future.

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What you’ll learn

Jumpstart your career in business with these valuable skills:

Make financial decisions to maximize shareholder wealth
Gain practical knowledge of personal finance management
Understand basic principles of finance
Develop budgets and make financial plans
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Admission Requirements

Anyone who has a high-school education and is 16 years of age or older can study online at UoPeople.

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Curriculum / Courses

The Certificate in Finance is a 9-credit program establishing that the student has mastered the basic competences in finance.  


Where will a Certificate in Finance take you? Your certificate will help prepare for a job as a:

Financial Planner
Business Analyst
Payroll Specialist

As a UoPeople student, you’re never on your own—our Career Service Center provides resume feedback, networking tips, interview techniques and more.

How to Become a Financial Advisor and What Degree You Need to Start

Discover if a career in Finance is right for you and explore the many options that are available. Determine what steps you’ll need to take to meet your career goals.

Best Finance Entry Level Jobs For Your Future Success

There are several well-paying and rewarding finance entry-level jobs. Let’s take a look at some of the most popular positions in the finance industry.

No tuition or enrollment fees

$60 application fee



Paying for school

UoPeople does not charge for tuition, books, or campus expenses. We charge only a $60 application fee, and a $200 assessment fee to be paid when you register for each course. Over the course of earning your Certificate in Finance at UoPeople, you can expect to pay a total of only $660. Our mission is to make it possible for everyone to afford higher education.


Concerned about managing your studies while you work or juggle family life? Don’t be! Over half of our students are successfully studying while working, raising families, or both. You can too! UoPeople is proud to be the world’s most flexible option for earning tuition-free certificates and degrees. Learn more about how our programs are specially designed to work for you:
Asynchronous Learning
Total Accessibility
Transfer Credits

Common Questions Students Are Asking Us

Questions regarding our academic programs offered at UoPeople

Absolutely! UoPeople has students from over 200 countries and territories.

University of the People is accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission. The Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC) is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a recognized accrediting agency. 

Absolutely! Classes at UoPeople are small and highly qualified instructors are available to answer students’ questions and offer support. Additionally, each student is connected with a personal Program Advisor at the commencement of their studies, who remains with them until graduation. Program Advisors act as the students’ personal support system throughout their studies. The Program Advisor will answer any questions the student may have, offer academic advice, discuss course selection, and offer encouragement throughout the student’s studies.

Asynchronous learning allows you to learn on your own schedule. You will have access via the UoPeople Online Campus to assignments, lectures, and other learning materials. There are no live lectures or set class times at UoPeople.  

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Accredited, Tuition-free, 100% Online Flexibility

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