Finance Certificate of Graduate Study

Finance Certificate of Graduate Study

Unlock Your Potential

Earn a Finance Certificate

The Finance Certificate of Graduate Study (COGS) courses offered by Rowan University’s Rohrer College of Business (RCB):

  • offer the opportunity to pursue quantitative and analytical concepts and tools that are valuable in corporate, nonprofit, and personal finance settings;
  • will help you prepare for the Certified Financial Planner (CFP) and Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) certifications;
  • are a valuable stand-alone credential on your way to earning a master’s degree;
  • are ideal for those who wish to strengthen their application for the MBA or MS Finance programs; and
  • are fully transferrable into the MBA program to satisfy a Finance area of concentration at Rowan in the future. They are also transferrable into the MS Finance program.

The COGS to MBA/MS Finance Pathway

For students who might not be directly admissible into the MBA or MS Finance programs at RCB, the Finance COGS is an excellent opportunity to show high achievement and/or earn a GMAT waiver. Completing the Finance COGS with a 3.5 GPA or higher evidences strength as an MBA or MS Finance candidate, which significantly increases the chance of acceptance, and also satisfies the GMAT waiver requirement.

Find out more information about GMAT waivers or contact an admissions recruiter at for help planning your pathway to the MBA or MS Finance programs.

Stand Out in Your Field

Explore finance as the backbone of every business and understand how money plays a key role in an organization's overall success by leaders making decisions through the use of financial statements and other internal company reports.

Financial skills are crucial for financial analysis, cash management, retirement planning, capital budgeting, investing, and securities management and can lead to careers in roles such as:

  • managers or VPs in banking, mutual fund, or insurance companies;
  • Certified Financial Planner (CFP); and
  • Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA).

Long-term career goals might include positions such as chief financial officer, financial analyst, or financial manager.

Finance skills are in demand across industries and have no geographical limit.

Why Choose a COGS?

A COGS pathway makes it possible to immediately focus on a specialized area of interest strategically tailored for your next career move or the next step in your education. The admissions process for a COGS is more streamlined than for a full degree, allowing a simpler entry point to explore graduate studies.

Pursuing a Certificate of Graduate Study (COGS) can contribute to your earning a promotion or higher pay, expand your responsibilities in your current role, and make your resume stand out.

Gain expertise you can add to your repertoire and resume now. Elevate youre strategic and critical-thinking dexterity, revitalize your skill set, improve your leadership and management potential, and give your work performance more agility and depth.

Admissions Information

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Attend an Information Session

During our Program-Hosted Info Sessions, you'll learn about curriculum options, how our programs fit into a variety of career paths, admissions requirements, tuition and financial aid, and other important points for your planning and decision-making needs.

Learn More About Our Students and Alumni

Our MBA, MS Finance, Certificate students, and alumni bring a wide range of industry experience and varied career goals to the Rohrer College of Business (RCB). To learn more about some of our brightest RCB students and alumni, check out these select stories to get a sense of who might be your new contacts if you join us as a student or the type of talent you might hire if you’re looking to grow your team.