Department of Finance


Investment Banking and Private Equity Certificate

The Investment Banking and Private Equity Certificate prepares students for a career in investment banking and private equity. Investment banks and private equity funds assist corporations in their financial decision making and in the implementation of their financial strategies. This includes decisions about capital structure, raising funds (by issuing securities), and financial restructuring of a firm: Mergers and acquisitions, buyouts, initial public offerings, and the resolution of financial distress. Experts in this area may also be hired by large and mid-size corporations (business development), consulting firms, and commercial banks.

  • Investment Banking and Private Equity Certificate Curriculum

    (need 9 credit hours)


    • FINA 7A10 Intermediate Corporate Finance Valuation (REQUIRED)
    • FINA 7A20 Capital Markets (REQUIRED)
    • FINA 7A30 Advanced Corporate Finance (REQUIRED)
    • FINA 7A33 Mergers and Acquisitions (REQUIRED)
    • FINA 7326 Private Equity and Investment Banking (REQUIRED)

    Elective certificates are only offered to actively-enrolled MBA and MS students. The only exception applies to MBA and MS alumni, who may also return to pursue certificates.