Certificate Programs

 

Undergraduate Certificate in Finance 

The Certificate in Finance prepares individuals who hold a bachelor’s degree in another field for entry into careers in financial advisory, corporate finance, money management, and commercial and investment banking.  It is designed for career conversion (current Cal State LA bachelor's degree students should do a minor in finance).  Starting fall 2017, the certificate will require 15 semester units (five courses) - equivalent to a minor (see worksheet below). Students may begin their courses now and apply for the certificate in the last semester of completion. 

No program application is necessary.  Take the required courses through Open University by filling out the Open University Registration Form, which is available in the College of Professional and Global Education located in the University Student Union, Room 105 or online . To receive your certificate, follow the procedures stated on the University Graduation office webpage and click on certificates. (Note: submit the completed application along with your unofficial transcripts to the Staff Support Center, Simpson Tower F517 for approval.)

Undergraduate Certificate in Finance Worksheet

 

Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Real Estate

The Certificate in Real Estate is designed for individuals not pursuing a bachelor's degree at Cal State LA (current Cal State LA bachelor's degree students should do a minor in real estate), but possess a bachelor's degree or will have one in hand at time of certificate issuance. The certificate requires 12 semester units (four courses) for completion (see worksheet below), and it is approved by the California Bureau of Real Estate to meet the degree requirements to sit for the Brokers Exam (see CalBRE letters - however, you still need to complete all eight (8) statutory required college level Real Estate courses before you are allowed to take the California Brokers Exam). One upper division course from another accredited university may be credited toward the certificate - 100 or 200 level or community college real estate courses are not accepted (no exceptions).  Students must possess a bachelor's degree from another university to receive the certificate and for it to be valid at time of issuance.

No program application is necessary.  Take the required courses through Open University by filling out the Open University Registration Form, which is available in the College of Professional and Global Education located in the University Student Union, Room 105 or online at http://www.calstatela.edu/openuniversity/general-information. To receive your certificate, follow the procedures stated on the University Graduation office webpage: http://www.calstatela.edu/graduation and click on certificates. (Note: submit the completed application along with your unofficial transcripts, and your transcripts from your degree granting university showing that you possess a bachelor's degree, to the Staff Support Center, Simpson Tower F517 for approval.)

Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Real Estate Worksheet

CalBRE Letters: Quarter | Semester