Business Certificates

Within the College of Business, certificate programs allow students to supplement their college education with focused study in an area of interest outside of the major. Completion of the certificate program leads to greater understanding of a topic that closely complements the degree program concentration. The College of Business at TWU offers a Certificate in Finance and a Certificate in Leadership.

Certificate in Finance

For students pursuing a major outside of Finance, a Certificate in Finance is offered. This certificate program is designed for individuals who want a solid understanding of finance and financial tools for their current or future employment. In addition, this program covers many of the topics included in both the Chartered Financial Analysts curriculum and the Certificate in Actuarial Studies curriculum. The certificate requires more-in-depth financial coursework than does the minor in Finance and the completion of eighteen (18) upper-level semester credit hours as follows:

BUS 3053Business Finance3
BUS 3133Investments3
BUS 4243Financial Management3
Plus three of the following upper-level business or economics courses9
Financial Planning
Finance Policy and Strategy
Financial Risk Management
Money and Banking
International Finance and Trade
Total SCHs18

Certificate in Business Leadership

For students pursuing a major in any discipline at TWU a Certificate in Business Leadership is offered. This certificate program is designed for individuals who are interested in improving the knowledge and skills they will need as leaders in a variety of careers in a dynamic 21st century. The certificate requires completion of fifteen (15) upper-level semester credit hours as follows:

BUS 3003Principles of Management3
BUS 4343Business Leadership Strategies3
BUS 4373Women in Leadership (Must be final course)3
Plus two of the following upper-level business courses6
Business Law and Ethics
Business Communications
Professional Presentation Strategies
Alternative Dispute Resolution
Human Behavior in Business Administration
Diversity in Organizations
Total SCHs15