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Woods College of Advancing Studies


This program provides essential background and skills needed to succeed in an expanding and demanding field. Focused on learning and understanding the fundamentals of finance, the curriculum includes five required courses—financial accounting, macroeconomics, management principles, investments, and business ethics—and one elective. Students will learn to employ tools such as economic research, complex formulas, financial statements, and financial instruments, all of which are fundamental to the field.

Courses: 6

Career Outlook:  Budget analyst, credit analyst, financial analyst, personal financial advisor, loan officer, and investment underwriter

Core Courses

Complete all of the following courses:

ADAC 1081 Financial Accounting
ADEC 1132 Macro Economics
ADFN 3041 Principles of Financial Management
ADFN 1045 Investments: Stocks, Bonds, and Securities 
ADBM 4300 Business Ethics



Complete one of the following courses:

ADEC 1131 Micro Economics
ADAC XXXX Federal Taxation
ADAC 3500 Audit

How to Apply

Below are the official admissions requirements for this program:

  • Online application*
  • Academic transcripts: submit one of the following:
    • Official high school degree
    • Official GED
    • Official college/university transcript
  • Personal Statement (500 - 750 words)
  • Resume (optional)
  • Application fee ($45 check or money order payable to Boston College - Please do not send cash)


Application Deadlines

Applications for Professional Studies Certificates are accepted on a rolling basis. 


*Current Woods College degree students interested in adding a certificate to their plan of study should not use the online application. Declare your certificate here.





The estimated total tuition for this program is $10,536.

Tuition for Woods College programs is assessed by course. Please see Boston College Tuitions and Fees for more details.