Financial Communications, Graduate Certificate

Graduate Certificate in Financial Communications

University of Nebraska - Lincoln

  • Fully Online
  • 12
    Credits
  • $650.00
    In-State
  • $650.00
    Out-of-State

Program Overview

The online Financial Communications Graduate Certificate is designed to provide expertise and practical skills to communicate an organization’s financial health through this cutting-edge, certificate program. 

Students choose this graduate certificate in financial communications because: 

  • They gain practical communication skills from journalism and business professors
  • Credits earned in this certificate can be applied towards an MBA
  • World-class Big Ten faculty offers dynamic online learning experiences and courses backed by scholarly research and lead the conversation on what’s next in business
  • The network of peers that spans multiple industries, job titles and geographic locations, who provide meaningful connections and exceptional peer-to-peer learning opportunities
  • The flexible format is optimized for mobile delivery. Courses are delivered in 8-week sessions.

This unique certificate provides courses and expertise from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s College of Business and College of Journalism and Mass Communication. 

Skills students learn through the program: 

  • Communication technologies
  • Public relations strategies
  • Organizational business strategies
  • Writing financial news
  • Interpreting business reports
  • Financial statement analysis 
  • Capital expenditure analysis
  • Managing finances

Career Outlook: Students gain expertise and practical skills to boost their career whether they work in the finance sector, media communications or anywhere in between. 

Sample Career Paths include: 

  • Financial Journalist
  • Financial Advisor
  • Broadcast Journalism
  • Public Relations
  • Accountant/Auditor
  • Chief Financial Office
  • Business Communications

Admissions and Requirements

To be accepted to this program, you must have:

  1. A Bachelor's degree

  2. Official transcripts from all previous schools

  3. Professional Resume.

  4. 3 References and Contact Information.

To apply to this program:

  1. Apply and be admitted to the Graduate Studies at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
  2. Pay the non-refundable $50 application processing fee.

Courses You’ll Take

Course Information

Students complete Introduction to Business Strategy and Financial Communications and choose one course from the following groups: 

  • Public Relations Theory and Strategy OR Graduate Writing, Reporting and Editing
  • Financial Accounting OR Managerial Finance

Core Courses

Course NumberCourse NameCredits
GRBA 808Introduction to Business Strategy (GRBA 808)3
Improve the student's ability to think strategically and to provide an intellectual framework that enhances understanding of the MBA program. Making sense of corporate complexity and market uncertainty to derive a competitive firm strategy; why firms choose to compete in certain businesses; which business strategies are successful in which environments; and how firms can change in response to dynamic environments. An overarching model for strategic formulation and implementation is developed to facilitate an integrated understanding of the courses that comprise the MBA curriculum. Readings and lectures illustrate strategic management theories and frameworks while case discussions and projects provide opportunities for application.
JOMC 820Financial Communications (JOMC 820)3
Understanding and writing about corporate, economic and business topics as journalists or as public relations professionals.

Elective Courses

Course NumberCourse NameCredits
ADPR 850Public Relations Theory and Strategy (ADPR 850)3
Philosophies and theories that underlie the discipline and profession of public relations. The critical and supportive perspectives used to gain insight into the history and direction of public relations.
GRBA 809Financial Accounting (GRBA 809)3
Basics of financial accounting and reporting. The construction of financial statements and their interpretation for internal and external users of financial information.
GRBA 811Managerial Finance (GRBA 811)3
A case course designed to meet the financial core requirement in the MBA program. Application of financial theory to business problems. Financial statement analysis, working capital management, capital structure planning, cost of capital and capital expenditure analysis. Prerequisites for course: FINA 862; FINA 863
JGRD 819Graduate Writing, Reporting and Editing (JGRD 819)3
This course teaches, at an accelerated graduate level, the principles and practices of reporting, writing and editing. It includes discussion of the ethical principles of journalism and the application of basic statistics the development of news and feature work.

Tuition & Fees

Nebraska Residents

Per Credit Hour

Tuition
$650.00
Fees
$0.00
Total
$650.00

3 Credit Hours

Tuition
$1950.00
Fees
$0.00
Total
$1950.00

Out of State Residents

Per Credit Hour

Tuition
$650.00
Fees
$0.00
Total
$650.00

3 Credit Hours

Tuition
$1950.00
Fees
$0.00
Total
$1950.00

Note: Active duty, retired or honorably discharged military receive a 15% discount on tuition.

About Faculty

University of Nebraska online courses are taught by expert faculty who embody the qualities resulting from research experience and professional/field experience. Students learn from faculty with a variety of backgrounds, many of whom are published researchers in their fields. NU faculty who teach online do so in a way that optimizes learning within the online modality and because technology enables students to access education they may otherwise may not be able to pursue.

Application Deadlines
  • May StartApr 01
  • August StartJul 01
  • January StartNov 01