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Graduate Certificates in Finance & Financial Management

897 Yearly Graduations
$34,964 Median Debt
38% Women
There are 85 schools in the United States where you can get your graduate certificate in finance. This degree is more popular with male students, and about 23% of recent graduates were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 12.2% of finance graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Finance Majors

In 2019-2020, 897 graduate certificates were awarded to finance majors. This makes it the 5th most popular graduate certificate program in the country.

The following table shows the number of diplomas awarded in finance at each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 48,043
Master’s Degree 5,353
Basic Certificate 3,125
Graduate Certificate 897
Associate Degree 293
Undergraduate Certificate 132
Doctor’s Degree 50

Earnings of Finance Majors With Graduate Certificates

We are unable to calculate the median earnings for finance majors with their graduate certificate due to lack of data.

Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding a graduate certificate in finance is $34,964. The length of time it takes you to graduate and what college you attend can affect this number quite a bit. The chart below shows the range of accumulated debt loads. On the high side of the range, $34,964 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $34,964.


Those students who are paying back their debt on a 10-year repayment plan have a median monthly payment of $407.

Student Diversity

More men than women pursue graduate certificates in finance. About 61.9% of graduates in this field are male.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 555
Women 342

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 65
Black or African American 61
Hispanic or Latino 61
White 452
International Students 109
Other Races/Ethnicities 149

There are 85 colleges that offer a graduate certificate in finance. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

Finance Concentrations

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Finance 351
Financial Planning & Services 272
Investments & Securities 118
Other Financial Management 95
International Finance 53

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

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Business Administration & Management 5,311
Management Sciences & Methods 1,933
Human Resource Management 1,700
Accounting 1,018
Entrepreneurial Studies 743


*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.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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