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Graduate Certificates in Finance & Financial Management

1,197 Yearly Graduations
$85,403 Median Salary
40% Women
This degree is more popular with male students, and about 23% of recent graduates were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 11.9% of finance graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Finance Majors

In 2020-2021, 1,197 earned their graduate certificate in finance. The following table shows the number of diplomas awarded in finance at each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 48,215
Master’s Degree 4,544
Basic Certificate 3,329
Graduate Certificate 1,197
Associate Degree 323
Undergraduate Certificate 127
Doctor’s Degree 43

Earnings of Finance Majors With Graduate Certificates

The median salary for graduates holding a graduate certificate in finance is $85,403. However, this can depend on a number of factors, such as where you live and the number of years experience you have. To get a better picture, earnings for this category of people can range from a low of $79,746 to a high of $114,565.


Student Debt

The data on debt ranges for finance majors who have their graduate certificate is not available.

Student Diversity

More men than women pursue graduate certificates in finance. About 59.7% of graduates in this field are male.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 715
Women 482

The racial-ethnic distribution of finance graduate certificate students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 79
Black or African American 70
Hispanic or Latino 100
White 591
International Students 143
Other Races/Ethnicities 214

Finance Concentrations

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Finance 440
Financial Planning & Services 418
Investments & Securities 133
International Finance 102
Other Financial Management 68

Below are some popular majors that are similar to finance that offer graduate certificates.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Business Administration & Management 5,948
Management Sciences & Methods 2,275
Human Resource Management 2,089
Accounting 1,091
Entrepreneurial Studies 731


*The racial-ethnic minority student count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the percentage of racial-ethnic minorities.

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