Take your first step to becoming a skilled finance professional

Financial Skills Certificate - 22 credits 

Earn your Financial Skills Certificate while building the knowledge and experience you need to succeed in finance both academically and professionally. Your finance certificate will prepare you to continue on to earn a bachelor and master's degree in finance and also prepare you for a job as a bank teller or financial clerk to get a head start on your career.

The Financial Skills Certificate can be earned online through our Global Campus, or in the classroom on our Warren or Grand Rapids campuses. 

Why a finance certificate? 

A finance certificate from Davenport introduces the study and practice of basic finance principles, and covers topics like corporate finance and investment planning—all while building resume-boosting recognition and finance certifications. Students who complete this program can pursue an Associate of Business Administration in Finance and a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance at Davenport. And when you’re ready, we also offer a Master of Business Administration with a concentration in finance.

Explore classes for Davenport’s Financial Skills Certificate

Choose to focus your study in the areas of corporate finance or investment planning. Complete the 22 credits needed for your finance certificate in as little as one year.

Which class should I take? When should I take it?

See our Recommended Program Sequences:

Smaller class sizes means you get more one-on-one time with professors.
This program requires just 22 credits to complete

Why study finance at Davenport University?

While earning your finance certificate, you’ll get personalized attention from professors who are experts in the fields of finance and banking and who work as certified financial planners, certified fraud examiners and more. Once you’ve earned your certificate, you can continue to an associates or bachelor program with a solid foundation.  

Experience the Davenport difference: 

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Easy transition to the next program

Easily move onto your associate degree or bachelor’s in finance and beyond after you earn your finance certificate. 


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Personalized attention from professors

Smaller classroom sizes mean you get one-on-one attention from expert faculty. 


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Flexible scheduling

Choose to complete your 22 credits in person or online—whichever suits your schedule. 


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Focus your studies

Start building your expertise in high-demand skills like corporate finance and investment planning.


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Build career connections

Participate in campus clubs like Business Professionals of America, plus take part in networking opportunities.  


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Real-world experience

Get hands-on finance experience and build your credentials with service learning projects like the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program. 


Get started on your finance certificate

Take the next step toward earning your certificate in financial management certificate at Davenport. 

Talk to an admissions advisor

Davenport’s admissions team is here to answer your questions. Please call us at 800.686.1600 or email us at info@davenport.edu.

Apply now for free or request more information

Start on the road to your certificate in financial management. Request more information or begin your application now.

Your finance certificate stackable degrees

Davenport University's Financial Skills Certificate was designed as a building block for our associate, bachelor and master-level degree offerings. After finishing this stackable certificate, you'll be able to seamlessly apply the credits you earned to the degrees listed below –– all while earning resume-boosting recognition along the way.


Stack 1: Financial Skills Certificate

Stack 2: Associate


Stack 3: Bachelor


Stack 4: Master

Business Administration –– Finance Concentration

About Davenport University

Davenport Campus

Davenport is a private, not-for-profit university with more than 150 years of experience preparing students for successful careers.

Offering over 80 degree and certificate programs, we align with top employers to design degree programs that help you gain the skills and real-world experience you need to rise above the rest. With small class sizes and campuses across Michigan or online, you’ll earn a quality education on your schedule at Davenport University.*

Some programs require a student to complete a portion of their degree plan off-campus. 
View a full list of those programs and courses


Davenport University, 2023/2024 Catalog