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2014-2015 Graduate Catalog 
2014-2015 Graduate Catalog [Not Current Academic Year. Consult with Your Academic Advisor for Your Catalog Year]

Financial Services Management Certificate Program (Finance)


The program exists to serve:

  • Houston Financial Community:  Local program whose graduates have experience with the valuation and portfolio management skills commonly used in financial services.
  • Students:  Rigorous year-long program integrating theory and practice that leads to a well-defined graduate credential.  Complement to MBA or M.S. Finance degrees.

Elements of the Program

  • The focus is on Finance and related disciplines as they apply to investment management, banking, venture finance and financial consulting.
  • Students work in 4 teams as professional staff of a financial services company throughout the entire experience:  Cougar Investment Fund, L.L.C., a private investment company.
  • Small, select group of students return as “senior managers” and are responsible for leading teams and achieving overall objectives.

Target Audience

Individuals employed or who wish to be marketable as

  • Securities/Banking/Insurance Managers:  Business valuation, risk-management and fund accounting techniques used in Brokerage, Mutual Funds, Trust Management, Commercial Lending, Investment Banking and Insurance.
  • Corporate Financial Managers:  Understanding how financial markets assess the value of management decisions.


You must be a current Bauer graduate (MBA or M.S. Finance) student to enroll in any of our certificate programs.  An application must be submitted for admission into this certificate.  A student will be notified upon acceptance into the certificate program.

Coursework for Financial Services Management Certificate Program

A Graduate Certificate in Financial Services Management will be awarded to MBA and MS Finance students who complete the following among their elective choices:

Course Number

Course Name

Credit Hours

FINA 7397  

Applied Equity Portfollio Management

9 Credit Hours

FINA 7397  

Financial Analysis and Corporate Strategy

3 Credit Hours

FINA 7320  

Capital Markets and Portfolio Theory and Practice

3 Credit Hours