Executive Certificate in Global Finance

Study the intricacies of finance, and prepare yourself with the knowledge, tools, and conceptual understanding to succeed in today's global financial environment.

Understanding the unique challenges, opportunities, and success strategies of the global financial market takes sophisticated, comprehensive instruction in all matters of global finance. Thunderbird Online's Executive Certificate in Global Finance is designed to provide you the background knowledge, tools, conceptual understanding, and hands-on skills necessary to succeed in the world of global finance. Whether your goal is to incorporate these skills into your current career, or position yourself for a transition into global finance, this three-course online professional development program will give you the confidence and capability to conduct business globally with secure, smart, and success-based finance strategies.

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Real-World Benefits

  • Develop tactics for extracting information from financial statements in order to analyze the operating, investing, and financing activities of a company.
  • Understand the intricacies of managing a firm's working capital in an efficient manner.
  • Define effective strategies for applying various techniques to value securities and capital projects.
  • Learn the fundamentals of foreign exchange, the parity conditions, and the various foreign currency exposures faced by multinational firms.
  • Determine how to identify and manage various country risks.
  • Recognize and learn to apply techniques for efficiently managing short-term assets and liabilities in a global setting.
  • Focus on understanding the necessary skills and strategies for effectively analyzing a capital project across borders.
  • Identify the importance and usefulness of a thorough financial analysis to a global manager and company stakeholders.

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To receive your Executive Certificate in Global Finance, you must register for and complete each of the following three online courses:

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To earn the Executive Certificate or individual "Certificates of Completion," participants are required to:

  • Participate in weekly facilitated discussion forums
  • Complete the End-of-Course Assessment with a score of 80% or higher
  • Complete the End-of-Course Survey

Thunderbird Online's Executive Certificate in Global Finance is designed for individuals to enhance their knowledge of global financial markets, effective strategies, and financial analysis methods to make sound financial decisions.

Who Should Enroll?

  • Working Professionals – Improve your marketability in today's global marketplace.
  • Experienced Executives – Gain expertise in a global business focus area to lead your company toward greater global success.
  • Post MBA – Focus on a specific business area to enhance your global knowledge.

The Thunderbird Online Executive Certificate in Global Finance is led by Thunderbird Professor Lena Booth, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Finance in the Department of Global Business at Thunderbird School of Global Management, where she teaches Corporate Finance, Global Financial Management, and Advanced Topics in Finance such as Global Private Equity. She served as the first Executive Director of the Thunderbird Private Equity Center. Born in Malaysia and educated in Singapore and the U.S., Dr. Booth speaks and writes English, Chinese, and Malay, and speaks a few Chinese dialects.

Dr. Booth's teaching and research interests have taken her all around the world. She travels frequently to many cities in the United States, Canada, Asia and Europe. She has presented her research and taught executives in France, Switzerland, Ireland, Italy, Czech Republic, China, Hong Kong, Taipei, Korea, Japan, Singapore and Malaysia. Dr. Booth's excellence and dedication in teaching has earned her several recognitions including best professor in the Thunderbird Global MBA On-Demand program.

View Professor Booth's video on Global Finance in a New Market.

Your Thunderbird Online Executive Certificate courses include:

  • All online study materials
  • Access to the Thunderbird learning environment
  • Certificate at the completion of your course and/or Thunderbird Executive Certificate
  • Exclusive Thunderbird Online certificate badge to display on your LinkedIn profile, resume, and e-mail signature

Single Program Fee: $1,980
Three-Course Certificate Track: $4,752
(a 20% savings)

The continuing education unit (CEU) is a recognized method of quantifying participation in an organized continuing education experience under qualified instruction. One CEU is equal to 10 contact hours of time spent in such an educational experience. The main purpose of CEUs is to provide a permanent record of the educational accomplishments of an individual who has completed non-credit educational and career enhancement activities.

Each participant receives 1.5 CEUs per online course completed, equating to 4.5 CEUs for the entire online executive certificate program.

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