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Executive Certificate in Global Finance

Understanding the unique challenges, opportunities and success strategies of the global financial market takes sophisticated, comprehensive instruction in all matters of global finance. Thunderbird's Executive Certificate in Global Finance provides you the background knowledge, tools, conceptual understanding and hands-on skills 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. 

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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Pricing Options

There are two different enrollment options:

Three-course Executive Certificate track
$4,752 (USD) — a 20% savings

Single course
$1,980 (USD)

All-inclusive pricing
Your course fees cover:

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

Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

3 CEUs per course | 9 CEUs for Executive Certificate

The 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.

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Start Dates

Each of these three courses start the first Monday of every other month.


To earn individual "Certificates of Completion" for each course and the Executive Certificate for all three, 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

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Thunderbird'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.

Post-Graduate Degree – Focus on a specific business area to enhance your global knowledge.

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