Program Overview

The Graduate Certificate in Financial Management offered through the California School of Management and Leadership (CSML) is an ACBSP-accredited program that will help prepare you for a meaningful job in a corporation, bank, or financial institution by enhancing your financial and accounting knowledge and analytical skills. This three-course program will have you more ready than ever to make your mark on not just your business, but the whole business world.

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Program Highlights

ACBSP Accreditation

All degree programs from CSML have been accredited by the ACBSP, a leading business management program accreditor in the nation. ACBSP accreditation certifies that the teaching and learning processes offered in this program meets their rigorous standards. These programs include MBA, BS in Business Administration, Doctorate in Business Administration (DBA), and PhD in Leadership.

Hybrid Class Structure

Classes in this program will meet once a week in the evenings. These classes can be taken either on-ground, or online via Skype, so even if you can’t be in the classroom, the classroom can be brought to you.

Graduate-level Education

This program consists of three 8-week courses that are each worth three graduate-level credits (or 9 in total). This is, in effect, an entire semester of graduate school, but with a deep focus on the skills that really matter to you. The credits earned in the courses completed are graduate credits which can be transferred to Alliant’s MBA program.



Alliant International University’s California School of Management and Leadership (CSML) is pleased to announce it has received accreditation from the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) for its PhD in Leadership, Doctorate in Business Administration (DBA), MBA, MS in Data Analytics, and BS in Business Administration (BSBA) degree programs.

ACBSP accreditation certifies that the teaching and learning processes offered within CSML’s programs meet the rigorous educational standards established by said accrediting body, which is a leading specialized accreditation body for business education across the country. ACBSP’s mission is to promote continuous improvement and recognize teaching excellence through its recognition of business education programs throughout the world.

Frequently Asked Questions

The Graduate Certificate in Financial Management will offer its graduates the ability to enhance their pre-existing career, or transition into a new role and career within the finance sector. This program will leave you well-prepared for applying popular models in finance, for accounting, and for techniques for business analysis and augment your knowledge and ability when working in the financial world.

Private and public scholarships can help you meet the cost of your education. Alliant International University is pleased to be able to offer a significant number of institutional scholarships to many of our students. Learn more about these scholarship opportunities at:

Additional Financial aid is available for those who qualify in the form of loans, grants, federal work study, and military aid. Learn more about your financial aid options here.

This program is offered as an 8-week term program and is open for enrollment during each of those respective enrollment periods. You can find a copy of our 2018-2019 8-week term academic calendar here.

The Graduate Certificate in Financial management program is a 9-credit program and takes 6 months to complete.  It requires to attend class one night a week.

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