OverviewCoursesTuition and Fees

Managing internal operations more efficiently and adapting to the changing external environment is critical to the long-term survival of institutions. The Graduate Certificate in Financial Strategy program can prepare you to apply a set of tools on financial markets to develop financial forecasts and recommend sound corporate financial strategies.

The Graduate Certificate in Financial Strategy program consists of three courses in financial markets, international financial management, and financial analysis. The program provides you with an understanding of financial systems, to manage risks, assets, and liabilities to meet corporate goals, to understand domestic and international financial systems and the institutions within them. An examination of financial services industry principles and practices will offer individuals working in brokerage houses, investment or commercial banks, insurance companies, or other sectors with a greater understanding of financial systems, as well as how to manage risks, assets, and liabilities in meeting corporate goals.

The program is designed for those driven individuals looking to complete a certificate degree without enrolling in a full-time on-campus program. Students at Saint Kolbe University can complete this program of 9 credits and 3 Courses in 4 months.

Program Objectives

Successful completion of the Financial Strategy program will enable graduates to:

• Use qualitative and quantitative tools to evaluate business problems
• Apply theories and concepts of finance, economics, and management 
to improve organizational effectiveness
• Collaborate and communicate effectively
• Develop financial strategies to achieve business objectives

The Graduate Certificate in Financial Strategy consists of 3 courses

FI 601- Financial Markets

 (3 credits)

This course focuses on the operation and regulation of financial markets and institutions, including the Federal Reserve, debt
and security exchanges, and derivatives markets

FI 602 – International Financial Management (3 credits)

This course examines the international financial environment and the effect that transnational finance has on business and investments. Topics covered include international, financial markets and currency exchange, balance of payments and international trade, currency derivatives, and management of financial risk in international business

FI 603 – Financial Analysis (3 credits)

In this course, students will learn how to analyze and report the financial condition of an organization. Students will
 perform calculations, create budgets, and generate statements and reports

A graduate degree is an investment in your future, and we understand that covering tuition and other education-related costs can be a real challenge. Saint Kolbe University provides access to a quality education at an affordable cost, in ways and languages that meet the students of the world where they are.

The Simplicity of Fixed Monthly Payments

Services actively evolve; it is time for education to evolve, too. That is why we offer a very simple payment plan for our students. You would pay a fixed monthly fee of $562.5 for the 3 courses per term. It is THAT simple.

Tuition Warranty

Part of our commitment is for you to have peace of mind. Once you start your program your tuition and fees are locked in and fixed for the life of your program.
This way you will have no surprises of unexpected increases or changes that might jeopardize your completion.

Hard Times Policy

We understand life circumstances well. If you are enrolled in the program and you face a significant life hardship, like loss of employment or a health-related situation, you can suspend your learning for a short time. We will allow you to stop the payments giving you time for recovery. Remember, the maximum time to complete a degree is 150% of the expected program time.

Debt Free Graduates

We want you to graduate to succeed, not to be in debt for years to come.
With our low tuition fees and monthly payments, we allow for students to be able to pay as they go, avoiding a huge burden at the end of their programs.
This approach also allows for a very simple application process, without the many forms and documentation needed to apply for loans and government programs. This simplicity also allows us to reduce the administrative costs and pass those savings straight on to you.

Scholarships

Usually, our students can afford the monthly payment with a combination of employment income, family contributions, and savings.
Saint Kolbe University is fully committed to your success. In case you are fully qualified for our programs and you can demonstrate that you have an affordability challenge where you cannot provide up to the entire monthly payment, you might be able to qualify for one of our scholarships.

Tuition and Fees by Program

Program    Graduate Certificate    
Application Fee $ 100
Tuition per Credit $ 250
Credits 9
Courses 3
Total Tuition $ 2,250
Graduation Fee $ 150
Estimated Program Cost $ 2,500

*All tuition and fees are in USD.

Tuition and fees are subject to change before you are admitted but are locked in for the duration of your program at the time you are admitted.

Books and Materials

Estimate program cost does not include books and materials which may cost between $300 to $500, depending on the program. Students are responsible for buying their textbooks before each class. We will provide links to where you can buy them, but you are not obligated to obtain them there. You can buy or rent your books in any store; most books are available in electronic format, in Spanish and English and also some might be rented or acquired used, to help reduce your expense.

Stackable Certificates

One great benefit of the Saint Kolbe University master programs is its design in stackable certificates. This means that for every 3 courses you complete in our regular path, you can earn a Graduate Certificate along the way to accelerate your career even faster. There is an additional $150 fee for each certificate to cover the administrative costs associated with performing the degree audit and issuing a digital certificate.

Paper Diplomas and Certificates

We live in a digital world, so all our diplomas and certificates are issued digitally, signed by our president and with a unique serial number that links that diploma or certificate to your academic achievements.
Many students might choose to print and frame the certificate; however, if you prefer to receive a heavy paper diploma or certificate issued by the institution, there is an additional $150 certificate delivery fee to cover the cost of printing and shipping worldwide.

All amounts are in US Dollars.