City University of Seattle’s graduate certificate in finance is designed for students who are interested in a career in finance or who simply seek greater understanding of finance issues as they pursue a general management career. If you wish to enhance your understanding of the forces reshaping the global economy or prepare for a leadership role as a senior manager or executive, this certificate is perfect for you. Upon successful completion of the certificate, you will have learned valuable skills and theories that you can apply to real challenges on the job. Specifically, this program will teach you how to:evaluate different financing vehicles and decide which to pursue; sort out the roles of different banks as they change and assess the bank's ability to serve your company, regardless of its size; establish and manage a portfolio of stocks, bonds and other investment instruments; and prepare for a stock sale for an existing publicly traded company or for an initial public offering. In addition, you will gain a thorough understanding of capital financing in the public sector and financing of social services through non-governmental organizations. Your graduate certificate in finance should open up substantial opportunities for you. For example, in a small company, you will be qualified to assume a role as a senior financial professional. In a medium-sized company, you could compete successfully for advancement through mid-level positions of corporate finance. In a large company or government agency, you would be prepared to function in the role of financial project manager, budget analyst or a similar position. Typically, graduates seek a position in the finance division of a company leading to a controller, chief financial officer or chief operating officer position.