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Department of Finance, Real Estate and Business Law


Requirements for Certificate in Finance Program

Before entering the program students will need to demonstrate that they have foundation knowledge of business practices and possess good writing skills. Prior approval of the certificate program coordinator or the department chair is required. Students need to meet one of the following criteria:

  • Be currently admitted to California State University, Fresno or
  • Have a bachelor's degree in any field from an accredited institution,   or
  • Have an Associate of Arts degree from a two-year accredited college   and a minimum of two years of business experience.

For successful completion of a certificate, the student must receive a grade of C or better in each course.

Certificate in Finance

Required: FIN 120, 128, 178 (10 units)
Elective courses: select three courses from the following: FIN 121, 122, 123, 129A, 131, 138, 139 (9-10 units)

Total (19-20 units)

Requirements for Certificate in Entrepreneurial Real Estate

This certificate program is jointly offered by the Craig School of Business- Gazarian Real State Center, the Lyles Center for Innovation and Entrpreneurship, and the Construction Management Department. It is housed in the Department of Finance and Business Law. 

Required: ENTR 81, 151; FIN 180, 182 (12 units)                                               Elective courses: Select two courses from the following: FIN 181, 183, CM 144, 177; ENTR 161; BA 152, 154 (6 Units)

Total (18 units)